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The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating
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ean: 9780465097760, isbn: 0465097766,
If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating eve...
Searching For Memory: The Brain, The Mind, And The Past
mpn: facsimiles, portraits, ean: 9780465075522, isbn: 0465075525,
Memory. There may be nothing more important to human beings than our ability to enshrine experience and recall it. While philosophers and poets have elevated memory to an almost mystical level, psychologists have struggled to demystify it. Now, accor...
Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
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ean: 9781541617162, isbn: 1541617169,
"Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna Huffington, New York Times Book ReviewOverwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important thin...
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
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mpn: 9780465093656, ean: 9780465093656, isbn: 0465093655,
A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, ...
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again
ean: 9781541644632, isbn: 1541644638,
One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and ov...
The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9780465012046, isbn: 0465012043,
The Mature Mind delivers good news for those in the second half of life, with an extraordinary account of cutting-edge neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, fascinating vignettes from history and case studies, and practical advice for personal gro...
The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780465070695, isbn: 0465070698,
Psychologists and philosophers have long grappled with the mysteries of dreaming, and now-thanks largely to recent innovations in brain imaging -neuroscientists are starting to join the conversation. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journal...
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ean: 9780465082926, isbn: 0465082920,
An eminent philosopher reflects on the nature of friendship, past and presentFriends are a constant feature of our lives, yet friendship itself is difficult to define. Even Michel de Montaigne, author of the seminal essay "Of Friendship," found it ne...
Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness
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ean: 9780465094196, isbn: 0465094198,
An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of al...
How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
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ean: 9781541644533, isbn: 1541644530,
In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish todayWhenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a go...
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith
sku: VIB046502405X, ean: 9780465024056, isbn: 046502405X,
Maintaining that the history of modern revolutions is the history of people in the grip of ideas, Billington looks at revolutionary movements and the passionate convictions and personalities of their founders...
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
ean: 9780465028016, isbn: 0465028012,
Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres-philosophical wisdom and scientific research-delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves and sticking to our plans; why no a...
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