New Books Network

Jamieson Webster, “Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis” (Columbia UP, 2019)
Entering into psychoanalysis takes courage, for patients and analysts alike. When it does what it’s supposed to do, it changes one’s relationship to the bigger questions in life—transforming a search for answers into an embrace of the unknown. But such transformation requires a change in how one thinks about knowledge... Read More
Amit Pinchevski, “Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma” (Oxford UP, 2019)
What does it mean to consider trauma and media from the perspective of technology and not from that of the subject of trauma, the clinician or the witness? In Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (Oxford University Press, 2019), Amit Pinchevski carries out this thought experiment to great effect.... Read More
Elizabeth Schechter, “Self-Consciousness and Split Brains: The Mind’s I” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Human brains have two hemispheres whose major connection is the corpus callosum, which enables information to be shared between the hemispheres. Split-brain subjects are people whose corpus callosum has been surgically cut to alleviate epilepsy. This and other similar operations or conditions yield an odd phenomenon in which the patient... Read More
Emily Baum, “The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China” (U Chicago Press, 2018)
Emily Baum’s The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018 as part of the Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute book series, is a genealogy of “psychiatric modernity,” of the invention and reinvention of modern mental... Read More
DJ Moran, “Committed Action in Practice: A Clinician’s Guide to Assessing, Planning, and Supporting Change in Your Client” (Context Press, 2018)
Most of us have behavior changes we would like to make, but behavior change can be hard! In this motivational interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews behavior Dr. Dr. DJ Moran, co-author of the book Committed Action in Practice: A Clinician’s Guide to Assessing,... Read More
Greg McKeown, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” (Virgin Books, 2014)
Essentialism is a systematic discipline designed to support making life decisions that help you to make your highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. In this episode, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Yael Schonbrun interviews Greg McKeown, author of the best-selling book, Essentialism: The Disciplined... Read More
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body” (Avery, 2017)
Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness. Being emotionally intelligent can make you a better leader, parent, friend and partner. In this episode, interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Goleman, a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, about... Read More