Psychology

Whether they are researchers and/or clinicians, university-based or independent, our clients write compelling works on the human condition. Some write from personal experience, some write prescriptively, and still others challenge their field to fresh thinking. But we continue to represent some of the best and look forward to more thought-provoking explorations of psychology today. 

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Richard O'Connor, Ph.D.

Undoing Depression

Little Brown/Hachette


Written by a therapist who has battled depression since he was a teenager, this popular, practical handbook is focused on maintaining a preventive outlook and breaking depressive cycles. It draws on the latest research in neuroscience and integrates helpful techniques of different therapeutic approaches: cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic. William Styron says, “Undoing Depression is distinguished by its common sense, its humanity, and its absence of dogmatism. It is a balanced and persuasive work that explores the dark predicament of depression, and the pathways toward help, with fresh insight.”

Vivian Diller, Ph.D., and Jill Muir-Sukenick, Ph.D

Face It

Hay House


Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change
: As models turned psychotherapists, the authors bring a  unique perspective to the role beauty plays in a woman’s life. Their six-step program that begins with recognizing “uh-oh” moments that reveal the reality of changing looks and ends with bidding adieu to old definitions of beauty, so women can enjoy their appearance—at any age.

Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

The Invisible Gorilla

Crown/Random House


The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us:
  The two cognitive scientist who created one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology offer what advance reviews call a “page turner” that provides  “A riveting romp across the landscape of our psychological misperceptions," “a surprising guide to our everyday illusions,” and “surprising insights into just how clueless we are about how our minds work and how we experience the world.”

Jerome Kagan

On Being Human

Yale University Press

In this thought-provoking book, psychologist and emeritus professor Jerome Kagan urges readers to sally forth from their usual comfort zones. He ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from brain activity.  

Douglas Kenrick and Vladas Griskevicius

The Rational Animal

Basic Books


When it comes to making decisions, the classic view is that humans are eminently rational. But growing evidence suggests instead that our choices are often irrational, biased, and occasionally even moronic. Which view is right—or is there another possibility? In this animated tour of the inner workings of the mind, psychologist Douglas T. Kenrick and business professor Vladas Griskevicius challenge the prevailing views of decision making, and present a new alternative grounded in evolutionary science.

Laurence Steinberg

Age of Opportunity

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids. Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals’ life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people.