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In this fascinating and often hilarious work, pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy. We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we're terrible at predicting how to please our futur... read more

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<b>The internationally bestselling guide to better thinking used by tens of thousands of people - fully revised and updated.</b> The need for the Six Hats is based on an understanding of how the brain chemicals change with the mode of thinking. Using this method one major corporation reduced the... read more

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We live our lives through our emotions, writes Robert Solomon, and it is our emotions that give our lives meaning. What interests or fascinates us, who we love, what angers us, what moves us, what bores us - all of this defines us, gives us character, constitutes who we are. In "True to Our Feelings", Solomon illuminates the ... read more

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Combining years of research and classroom experience, Shaffer makes a compelling argument for the educational power of computer games as tools to help children learn about real world issues.Gaming is a hot topic - $10 billion game industry, new international gamers conferences, and record-breaking sales on interactive games f... read more

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Dr Basant Puri has been at the forefront of dramatic new research into the treatment of depression. His work with EPA, a natural supplement which can be bought without prescription, has demonstrated a 100 per cent success rate in treating depressed patients who have failed to respond to prescribed anti-depressants. This break... read more

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A leading expert on twins delves into the stories behind her research to reveal the profound joys and real-life traumas of twelve remarkable sets of twins, triplets, and quadruplets. "Indivisible by Two" introduces us to an assortment of memorable characters, from the "Fireman Twins"--brothers who, though reared separately,... read more

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When Hitler invaded Vienna in the winter of 1938, Sigmund Freud, old and desperately ill, was among the city's 175,000 Jews dreading Nazi occupation. Here Mark Edmundson traces Hitler and Freud's oddly converging lives, then zeroes in on the last two years of Freud's life, during which he was rescued and brought to London. Ed... read more

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To penetrate the intricate maze of lore and ascertain what history can tell us about the philosopher, Riedweg not only examines the written record but also considers Pythagoras within the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual context of his times.

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This original and innovative book is an exploration of one of the key mysteries of the mind, the question of consciousness. Conducted through a one month course of both practical and entertaining 'thought experiments', these stimulating mind-games are used as a vehicle for investigating the complexities of the way the mind wo... read more

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A comprehensive and authoritative guide to identifying and supporting teenagers with depression. Explains how to systematically identify different mood disorders, and outlines treatment options. He discusses the particular challenges faced by adolescents and approaches to effective management.

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When I drink, am I killing my brain cells? Does cramming for an exam work? Why can't you tickle yourself? Can you improve your brain with video games? Why is looking at a photograph harder than playing chess? Written with a light touch, but using hard science, Welcome to your Brain will answer all the questions you've ever ha... read more

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Ambitious and wide-ranging, The Selfish Society reveals the vital importance of understanding our early emotional lives, arguing that by focusing on the attention we give to our young children we can create a better society. Open any newspaper, and what do you find? Violence and crime, child abuse and neglect, expenses scanda... read more

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How do we achieve success? Are some people more likely than others to end up in a good relationship? With a happy family life? A rewarding career?
Forget everything you thought you knew about happiness and fulfilment. Let David Brooks take you on a journey - an adventure in the unconscious. It will change the way you se... read more

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In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man's life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists, locked in a savage struggle. In between them stood a young woman named Sabina Spielrein: a patient and lover to Jung, a colleague an... read more

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Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Matthew Hutson takes us on this fascinating tour of magical thinking in everyday life. So-called cognitive biases are crucial to our survival, Hutson shows, whether we're deciding where to invest our money or avoiding awareness of our own mortality. Everyone - even ... read more

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"The Gift" brilliantly argues for the importance of creativity in our increasingly money-driven society. Reaching deep into literature, anthropology and psychology for striking examples, the heart of Lewis Hyde's modern masterpiece is the simple and important idea that a 'gift' can inspire and change our lives, art and cultur... read more

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For a decade, it's been a constant drumbeat, from our nation to corporations to employees to our youngest students: we must all be more competitive. But no one's really given us an understanding of how to compete. Finally-that's about to change. As President Dwight Eisenhower said, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight; ... read more

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Most of us would love to adopt a new positive habit (an evening run, eating a piece of fruit with lunch, clearing out the email backlog by the end of the day), but it seems we can't quite muster the self-control to make our resolutions stick. Now, psychologist Jeremy Dean shares the new brain science of routine that can impro... read more

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As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood.
Drawing on his own long-standing battle wi... read more

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