Multcolib Staff Picks: Best psychology reads, 2013
Annotation:The story of twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan and the life-saving discovery of the autoimmune disorder that nearly killed her--and that could perhaps be the root of "demonic possessions" throughout history.
Annotation:Blending the most up-to-date science with literature and personal stories, a psychologist provides an illuminating look at human memory--the way people remember and forget.
Annotation:This book distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.
Annotation:An examination of popular beliefs around women and sexuality. Are females really the more monogamous, relationship-oriented gender?
Annotation: In a learned yet provocative challenge to psychiatry, Shorter argues that the continuing misuse of "depression" represents nothing less than "the failure of the scientific imagination."
Annotation:Francis argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease.
Annotation:A critique of mainstream psychology's ineffectiveness, neglect of the personal and social meaning behind people's suffering, lack of diversity-mindedness, and predisposition to shame rather than understand people.