THE USEr ILLUSIOn
Cutting Consciousness down to Size
“Nørretranders, a top Danish science writer,
makes his American debut with this sophisticated, cogent, original, and startling study of
the nature of consciousness.”—Booklist.
Penguin 480 pp. 978-0-14-023012-3 $18.00
Martha Stout, Ph.D.
THE m YTH OF SAnITY
and the Promise of Awareness
The first book to explore the profoundly fragmented nature of human awareness and offer
a new understanding about the role played by
traumatic memories in day-to-day life. “A
lucid reminder of the power of narrative and
the magic of metaphor in our psychological
Penguin 288 pp. 978-0-14-200055-7 $16.00
William S. Pollack, Ph.D., with Todd Shuster
rEAL BO YS’ VOICES
“Just as Reviving Ophelia opened our eyes to
the challenges faced by adolescent girls, Real
Boys helps us hear and respond to the needs of
growing boys. Illuminating, exciting, and courageous, this book should be read by everyone
concerned about boys. It is a beacon of hope
and a gift to all of us.”—Judith V. Jordan, Ph.
D., Harvard Medical School.
Penguin 432 pp. 978-0-14-100294-1 $15.00
Kenneth H. Rubin, Ph.D. and Andrea Thompson
THE FrIEndSHIP FACTOr
Helping Our Children navigate
Their Social World—and Why it matters
for Their Success
Based on twenty-five years of research on
friendship, Rubin reveals the importance of
children’s social development to their emotional and intellectual growth.
Penguin 336 pp. 978-0-14-200189-9 $13.00
f THE STUFF OF THOUGHT
Language as a Window into Human nature
By looking closely at our everyday speech—
our conversations, jokes, legal disputes—Pinker
paints a vivid picture of the thoughts and emotions that populate our mental lives.
Viking 736 pp. 978-0-670-06327-7 $29.95
Available September 2007
THE BLAnK SLATE
The modern denial of Human nature
Pinker attacks the notion that an infant’s mind
is a blank slate, arguing instead that humans
have an inherited universal structure shaped
by our species’ drive for survival. “The best
book on human nature that I or anyone else
will ever read. Truly a magnificent job.”—Matt
Ridley. “A remarkable book—stimulating, fearless, immensely learned, and a pleasure to
read.”—Orlando Patterson, Harvard Univ.
Penguin 528 pp. 978-0-14-200334-3 $16.00
Visit the author’s website: http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/
Marian Diamond Ph.D. and Janet Hopson
mAGIC TrEES OF THE mInd
How to nurture Your Child’s Highly
dynamic Brain and a Five-Stage
Program to nurture Its development
“A remarkable book—both a guide for perplexed parents and an absorbing tale of
scientific discovery. Free of jargon yet highly
informative, this book is filled with intriguing
anecdotes and details.”—The San Francisco
Plume 480 pp. 978-0-452-27830-1 $15.00
Adam J. Fox, Ph.D.
f nO mInd LEFT BEHInd
Understanding and Fostering Executive
Control—The Eight Essential Brain Skills
Every Child needs to Thrive
Child psychologist Adam J. Fox reveals the latest research on the eight essential cognitive
skills everyone needs to master in order to succeed in life and work.
Perigee 272 pp. 978-0-399-53359-4 $23.95
Available September 2007
Robert R. Provine
A Scientific Investigation
See page 18
f HELP AT An Y COST
How the Troubled-Teen Industry
Cons Parents and Hurts Kids
An investigative exposé of the brutal conditions
in treatment programs for troubled teens.
“Powerful…. This amazing, sad, hopeful book is
a clarion call to all who value children; every
parent and every professional working with
adolescents should read it.”—Bruce Perry, M.D.,
Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Child Trauma Academy.
Riverhead 320 pp. 978-1-59448-910-5 $25.95
THE mInd AT WOrK
Valuing the Intelligence
of the American Worker
See page 29
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.,
and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.
HOW BABIES TALK
“An important addition to any parent’s library.”
—T. Berry Brazelton.
Plume 272 pp. 978-0-452-28173-8 $15.00
How Great Ideas Are Born
Drawing on interviews with 40 winners of the
MacArthur Foundation Fellowship—the so-called “genius awards”—this insightful study
throws fresh light on the creative process.
Penguin 272 pp. 978-0-14-010986-3 $15.00
A Biography of a Three-Year-Old
Hall’s intimate recount of his daughter’s first
three years provides valuable insights into the
evolution of language, attachments and separations, and a child’s curiosity and fear.
Penguin 272 pp. 978-0-14-200448-7 $14.00
Nancy L. Segal, Ph.D.
En TWInEd LIVES
Twins and What They Tell Us
About Human Behavior
“The most significant survey of twin research to
Plume 416 pp. 978-0-452-28057-1 $16.00
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and availability, call 212.366.2271 or email
GrOWInG And CHAnGInG
Revised and Updated Edition
This new edition provides authoritative
answers on such child-development issues as
differing rates of maturation, stressful school
or family situations, and depression.
Perigee 224 pp. 978-0-399-52898-9 $14.95
Dorothy G. Singer and Tracey A. Revenson
A PIAGET PrImEr
How a Child Thinks
Offers a fascinating and understandable
account of childhood development for anyone—education and psychology students, day
care center workers and nursery school teachers,
and parents. Illustrations, Glossary, References,
Plume 160 pp. 978-0-452-27565-2 $14.00
Thinking & Cognition / Developmental Psychology