New Books Network

Logan Thompson, “Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage” (Kaplan Publishing, 2019)
Most test prep books, textbooks, and classes miss the mark by only focusing on strategy and content. This essential guide tackles the other half of test prep: mindfulness and your mental performance. Mindfulness is widely embraced in the business and athletic communities as a valuable technique to optimize performance. Author... Read More
Christopher Willard, “Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children” (Sounds True, 2017)
In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings on the virtues and qualities that we most want to pass on to our kids―such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience. Today, a growing body of research from neuroscience and social psychology supports these teachings, offering insights into cultivating these virtues in... Read More
Matthew McKay and Aprilia West, “Emotion Efficacy Therapy” (Context Press, 2016)
Having emotions is part of being human. And yet, at times we may find emotions overwhelming, or find ourselves acting in ways that are out of alignment with our values, especially when we are emotionally triggered. It is important for all of us to learn to respond effectively to emotions... Read More
Emily Oster, “Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, From Birth to Preschool” (Penguin, 2019)
As any new parent knows, there is an abundance of often-conflicting advice hurled at you from doctors, family, friends, and strangers on the internet. From the earliest days, parents get the message that they must make certain choices around feeding, sleep, and schedule or all will be lost. There’s a... Read More
Judith Grisel, “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction” (Doubleday, 2019)
Not a lot of authors go from spending their early twenties homeless and addicted to cocaine to becoming one of the world’s leading researchers on the neuroscience of addiction. But Dr. Judith Grisel, in her new book Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction (Doubleday, 2019), uses her personal... Read More
Steven C. Hayes, “A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters” (Avery Group, 2019)
In his landmark new book, A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters (Avery Publishing Group, 2019), Dr. Steven C. Hayes, the originator and pioneering researcher into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lays out the psychological flexibility skills that make it one of the most powerful approaches research has yet... Read More
Chiara Russo Krauss, “Wundt, Avenarius and Scientific Psychology: A Debate at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019)
At the start of the 19th century, the field we now call psychology was still the branch of philosophy that studied the soul. How did psychology come to define itself as a separate area of inquiry, and how did it come to be a science? In Wundt, Avenarius and Scientific... Read More