New Books in Psychology

Interviews with Psychologists about their New Books



episode 76: Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" (Avery, 2017)

Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness....



episode 75: Chris Germer, "The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion" (The Guilford Press, 2009)

Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others, may just be the key to your well-being...



episode 74: Susie Orbach, "In Therapy: How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work" (Profile Books, 2016)

When Susie Orbach set out to depict how psychotherapy sessions really work, she did not want to go the conventional route—that is, taking real case material and distorting and disguising it into a form with minimal resemblance to the original.



episode 57: Dave Chase, "The Opioid Crisis Wake Up Call: Health Care is Stealing the American Dream. Here is How We Take It Back" (Health Rosetta Media, 2018)

The opioid crisis in America is considered by many to be the worst national public health crisis in the last 100 years....



episode 13: Benoît Majerus, "From the Middle Ages to Today: Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris" (Parigramme, 2018)

Benoît Majerus uses an impressively wide range of visual sources, from religious images and architectural photographs to neuroleptic advertisements and administrative maps.


 2019-01-16  34m

episode 177: Maria Kronfeldner, "What's Left of Human Nature? A Post-Essentialist, Pluralist, and Interactive Account of a Contested Concept" (MIT Press, 2018)

Much of the debate about the roles of nature vs. nurture in the development of individual people has settled into accepting that it's a bit of both...


 2019-01-15  1h9m

episode 28: Michele Gelfand, "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World" (Scribner Books, 2018)

Dr. Gelfand examines how the threat environment shapes a nation’s culture, as well as how organizations, such as the military, are shaped by cultural forces...


 2019-01-10  43m

episode 73: Steve Stewart-Williams, "The Ape That Understood the Universe: How Mind and Culture Evolve" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

Dr. Yael Schonbrun takes a dive into evolutionary psychology with professor and author, Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams...


 2018-12-26  55m

episode 72: Emily K. Sandoz, "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders" (New Harbinger, 2011)

Most of us can be self-critical about our bodies sometimes...


 2018-12-24  1h2m

episode 71: Stephan J. Guyenet, "The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat" (Flatiron Books, 2017)

In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill talks with Dr. Stephan J. Guyenet, neurobiologist and obesity researcher, about the unconscious systems that lead to overeating and weight gain...


 2018-12-19  1h3m