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Multcolib Staff Picks: Best psychology reads, 2013

Brain on Fire
Brain on Fire My Month of Madness By Cahalan, Susannah (Book - 2012 ) 616.8320092 C1321b 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 32 on 24 copies

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.

Pieces of Light
Pieces of Light How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts By Fernyhough, Charles (Book - 2013 ) 153.13 F366p 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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.

The Examined Life
The Examined Life How We Lose and Find Ourselves By Grosz, Stephen (Book - 2013 ) 150.195 G879e 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 11 copies

Annotation:This book distils more than 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.

What Do Women Want?
What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire By Bergner, Daniel (Book - 2013 ) 306.7082 B4995w 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:An examination of popular beliefs around women and sexuality. Are females really the more monogamous, relationship-oriented gender?

How Everyone Became Depressed
How Everyone Became Depressed The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown By Shorter, Edward (Book - 2013 ) 616.8527 S55975h 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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."

Saving Normal
Saving Normal An Insider's Revolt Against Out-of-control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life By Frances, Allen (eBook - 2013 ) 3M downloadable ebook Check availability»

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.

Talking Back to Dr. Phil
Talking Back to Dr. Phil Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology By Bedrick, David (Book - 2013 ) 150.1 B413t 2013 Available in some locations

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.

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