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.”

Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

Champions of Illusion: The Science behind Mind-Boggling Images and the Mystifying Brain

FSG

In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. The pair are award-winning neuroscientists, professors, and the authors of the international bestseller Sleights of Mind.

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.”

Donald Rosenstein & Justin Yopp

The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

Oxford University Press

The Group chronicles the challenges and triumphs of seven men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own. Brought together by tragedy, the fathers forged an uncommon bond. Over time, group meetings evolved into a forum for reinvention and transformed the men in unexpected ways. Rosenstein and Yopp, co-leaders of the support group, weave together the fathers' stories with contemporary research on grief and adaptation.

Ned Hallowell

Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist

Bloomsbury USA

From the bestselling author of the classic book on ADD, Driven to Distraction, comes a memoir of the strange upbringing that shaped Dr. Edward M. Hallowell's celebrated career. Here, he tells the often strange story of a childhood marked by what he calls the "WASP triad" of alcoholism, mental illness, and politeness, and explores the wild wish, surging beneath his incredible ambition, that he could have saved his own family of drunk, crazy, and well-intentioned eccentrics, and himself.

David DeSteno

Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A pioneering psychologist reveals how gratitude, compassion, and pride can provide the surest, quickest route to success. No matter what our goals are, Emotional Success can help us achieve them with greater ease and deeper satisfaction. DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where he directs the Social Emotions Group. His work has been regularly featured in the media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR's Radiolab. He is the author of The Truth About Trust and coauthor Out of Character.