Psychology

No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers

No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers

Autobiography, Health, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Psychology
No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers eBook DownloadNew York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia.From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam Asylum to the infamous eugenics era to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement to the current landscape in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted love ones, Powers limns our fears and myths about mental illness and the fractured public policies that have resulted.Braided with that history is the moving story of Powers's beloved son Kevin--spirited, endearing, and gifted--who triumphed even while suffering from schizoph...
The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

Education, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology
The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols eBook DownloadThe rise of the internet and other technology has made information more easily-accessible than ever before. While this has had the positive effect of equalizing access to knowledge, it also has lowered the bar on what depth of knowledge is required to consider oneself an "expert." A cult of anti-expertise sentiment has coincided with anti-intellectualism, resulting in massively viral yet poorly informed debates ranging from the anti-vaccination movement to attacks on GMOs. This surge in intellectual egalitarianism has altered the landscape of debates-all voices are equal, and "fact" is a subjective term. Browsing WebMD puts one on equal footing with doctors, and Wikipedia allows all to be foreign policy experts, scientists, and more...
How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Nonfiction, Psychology, Science
How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett eBook DownloadA new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mindEmotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology—ans this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind a
The House by Simon Lelic eBook Download

The House by Simon Lelic eBook Download

Fiction, Mystery, Psychology, Thriller
The House by Simon Lelic eBook DownloadWhat if your perfect home turned out to be the scene of the perfect crime?Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it.So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake.Because someone has just been murdered. Right outside their back door.And now the police are watching them...
The Missing by C.L. Taylor eBook Download

The Missing by C.L. Taylor eBook Download

Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Psychology, Thriller
The Missing by C.L. Taylor eBook DownloadIn this harrowing psychological thriller about a missing teenage boy whose mother must expose the secrets within their own family if she wants to find her son—perfect for fans of Reconstructing Amelia.You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. Or do you…?When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.Claire is sure of two things—that Billy is still alive
The Vanishing Season eBook Download

The Vanishing Season eBook Download

Fiction, Mystery, Psychology, Suspense, Thriller
The Vanishing Season eBook DownloadEllery Hathaway knows a thing or two about serial killers, but not through her police training. She's an officer in sleepy Woodbury, MA, where a bicycle theft still makes the newspapers. No one there knows she was once victim number seventeen in the grisly story of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. The only victim who lived.When three people disappear from her town in three years, all around her birthday—the day she was kidnapped so long ago—Ellery fears someone knows her secret. Someone very dangerous. Her superiors dismiss her concerns, but Ellery knows the vanishing season is coming and anyone could be next. She contacts the one man she knows will believe her: the FBI agent who saved her from a killer’s closet all those years ago.Agent
The Only Girl in the World eBook Download

The Only Girl in the World eBook Download

Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction, Psychology
The Only Girl in the World eBook DownloadMaude Julien’s childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude’s mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him a daughter as blonde as she was, and then to take charge of the child’s education. That child was Maude, on whom her father conducted his outrageous experiment—to raise the perfect ‘super-human’ being.The three lived in an isolated mansion in northern France, where her father made her undergo endless horrifying endurance tests. Maude had to hold an electric fence without flinching. Her parents locked her in a cellar overnight and ordered her to sit still on a stool in the dark, contemplating
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Adam M. Grant

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Adam M. Grant

Autobiography, Business, Memoir, Nonfiction, Psychology, Self Help
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Adam M. Grant eBook Download#1 New York Times Best Seller From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void, '" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born wit
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land eBook Download

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land eBook Download

Adult, Audiobook, Contemporary, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Psychology, Suspense, Thriller
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land eBook DownloadGood Me Bad Me is dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense by debut author Ali Land.How far does the apple really fall from the tree?Milly's mother is a serial killer. Though Milly loves her mother, the only way to make her stop is to turn her in to the police. Milly is given a fresh start: a new identity, a home with an affluent foster family, and a spot at an exclusive private school.But Milly has secrets, and life at her new home becomes complicated. As her mother's trial looms, with Milly as the star witness, Milly starts to wonder how much of her is nature, how much of her is nurture, and whether she is doomed to turn out like her mother after all.When tensions rise and Milly feels trapped by her shiny new li...
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin eBook Download

Sister Sister by Sue Fortin eBook Download

Fiction, Mystery, Psychology, Suspense, Thriller
Sister Sister by Sue Fortin eBook DownloadFrom the bestselling author of The Girl Who LiedAlice: Beautiful, kind, manipulative, liar.Clare: Intelligent, loyal, paranoid, jealous.Clare thinks Alice is a manipulative liar who is trying to steal her life.Alice thinks Claire is jealous of her long-lost return and place in their family.One of them is telling the truth. The other is a maniac. Two sisters. One truth.