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Life after Trauma: What are the possibilities for post-traumatic growth?

September/October 2015
Review of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.

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America’s Opportunity Chasm: A Noted Scholar Documents Our Decline in Social Mobility

July/August 2015
Robert Putnam documents the myriad psychological, health, and political consequences of the ever-growing disparities between rich and poor in America today.

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Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far

May/June 2015

Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It

A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.

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Lost in the Maze: Finding the exit from OCD

March/April 2015
Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.

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Who Failed Robert Peace? Even a Yale Degree Couldn’t Save Him

January/February 2015
Review of: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?

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Side By Side: No creative artist is an island

September/October 2014
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.

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Face to Face: Virtual reality is no substitute for the real deal

November/December 2014
Review of: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.

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12 Missteps? The evidence that AA works is many steps behind

May/June 2014

The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry

The authors of a provocative new book argue that, despite its sterling reputation, alcoholics anonymous has one of the worst success rates in all of medicine.

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Mad as Hell: The End of the Era of Male Entitlement

March/April 2014

The era of unchallenged male entitlement has come to an end, and many men are mad as hell. A new book provides context to help us deal with this anger in the consulting room.

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What Makes Fanatics Tick? Exploring the Psyches of People on the Fringe

July/August 2014

Review of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science

A new book investigates the worldview of a range of fanatics who’ve dedicated their lives to holding onto to their antiscientific and antihistorical claims.

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