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Some people are naturally gifted in the art of influence and persuasion. Why do some have it and others don't? And what is it, exactly, that makes someone and their point of view so irresistible? In fact, anyone can m... read more

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'Why travel?' asks Tomas Espedal in "Tramp", 'Why not just stay at home, in your room, in your house, in the place you like better than any other, your own place. The familiar house, the requisite rooms in which we hav... 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?
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This book isolates and examines each component of body language and gesture and makes you more aware of your own non-verbal cues and signals and demonstrates how people communicate with each other using them.

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We all know what if feels like to be happy, but what mechanisms inside our brains trigger such a positive emotion? What does it really mean to be happy, and why can't we feel that way all the time? Psychologists and neuro-surgeons have been studying negative emotions for decades, but until recently few have focused on this.

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Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we 'bli... read more

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David Schnarch, one of the foremost experts on sexuality and relationships, explains why normal healthy couples in long-term relationships have sexual desire problems, regardless of how much they love each o... read more

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One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with "New York Times" science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it.
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'A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders' Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks' compassionate tales of people st... read more

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Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a prof... read more

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Psychology for a Better World is for people who believe it is worth trying to make a world in which both our species and the ecological systems we are part of can flourish.
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World-renowned neuroscientist Dr Kerry Spack-man shows readers how to use and customise the ground-breaking tools he pioneered for elite athletes, Olympic champions, and upper-echelon businesspeople to permanently rewire their brains and transfo... read more

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What happens when we're confronted with the worst Conventional wisdom holds that trauma scars us for life, wreaking psychological havoc that affects everything from our sleep cycles to our relationships t... read more

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Unruly, unpredictable, love is a maddening deity. In this insightful and eloquent meditation on that many-splendored thing, Lisa Appignanesi draws on history, philosophy, psychology, literature, popular culture, and her o... read more

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"Quiet" is the "Sunday Times" and "New York Times" bestseller by Susan Cain that champions the introvert and explains why this personality type is so important in society. Our lives are driven by a fact th... read more

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In the bestselling tradition of The Last Lecture, a physician diagnosed with a terminal illness discovers that he is no longer a... read more

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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.

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Human intelligence is among the most powerful forces on earth. This book explains how brains break down problems into useful, solvable parts and then assemble these parts into the complex mental programmes of human thought and action. It is suitable for those curious to understand how their own mind works.

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What does it mean to be happy? Ever since the Founding Fathers invited every citizen to join the pursuit of happiness, Americans have been studying and pining for that elusive state of mind. But rather than explaining ... read more

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From one of the leading members of the Positive Psychology movement comes a brilliant, accessible guide that draws on cutting-edge research and lab-tested tools to help you create a healthie... read more

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