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In a book sure to inspire controversy, Gene Heyman argues that conventional wisdom about addiction - that it is a disease, a compulsion beyond conscious control - is wrong. Drawing on psychiatric epidemiology, addicts'

Heyman, Gene M.

Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook
24 page colour insert 160

"The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook" provides a practical guide to ayahuasca use, aiding seekers in making right--and safe--decisions about where to go, who to drink with, and what to expect. Ayahuasca, the Amazonian p

Kilham, Christopher S.

Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease
1(Ht mm) 1(Wdt mm) 256

Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the 'disease model' of addiction is wrong, and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatr

Lewis, Marc

Black Sheep: The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad

Richard Stephens became the focus of international media attention in 2009 for his research on the psychological benefits of swearing as a response to pain. Now, fresh from winning the 2014 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize, Richard's fir

Stephens, Dr. Richard

Body Sense
illustrations 416

When we are first born, before we can speak or use language to express ourselves, we use our physical sensations, our "body sense," to guide us toward what makes us feel safe and fulfilled and away from what makes us feel bad.

Fogel, Alan

Brain Lock
illustrations 256

A scientifically proven four-step self-treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which enables people to modify their behaviour and their brain chemistry. OCD is a condition which affects millions of people worldwide. T

Schwartz, Jeffrey M.

Changing Minds: The go-to Guide to Mental Health for Family and Friends

This compassionate and insightful guide will demystify mental health issues and help anyone concerned about themselves or loved ones. Leading psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross, from the acclaimed ABC TV series 'Changing Minds', feels strongly that

Cross, Mark, Hanrahan, Catherine

Cheaper than Therapy
Two-color art throughout 144

We all know that therapy is just an expensive way to dump out all the feelings and stories that are too embarrassing to share with the people in your life. Now, in Cheaper Than Therapy, you can journal about your chi

Running Press

Crazy Like Us

In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been golden arches or bomb craters but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself: America is in the process of homogenisi

Watters, Ethan

Creatures of a Day

In his long and distinguished career, Irvin Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life's two greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us is responsible for leading a life worth living. In Creatures of

Yalom, Irvin D.

Dangerous Method
The Story of Jung, Freud and Sabina Spielrein 624

"In 1907, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung began what promised to be both a momentous collaboration and the deepest friendship of each man's life. Six years later they were bitter antagonists,

Kerr, John

David and Goliath

"A Scheherazade for our time". (Daily Telegraph). What if everything we thought about power was wrong? What if, in the ancient story of the shepherd boy who topples a giant, David actually had the advantage? This thought sets Malcolm Gladwel

Gladwell, Malcolm

black & white illustrations 272

Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fi

Rottenberg, Jonathan

Divine Spark: a Graham Hancock Reader

This anthology is aimed at all those who are interested in the connection between consciousness, psychedelics and the development of humankind. Bestselling author Graham Hancock has been writing and speaking about this to audience's worldwid

Hancock, Graham


"Morphine," writes Richard J. Miller, "is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered." So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treatin

Miller, Richard J.

Drunk Tank Pink
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 272

'Reading Adam Alter's book will change the way you look at our world' Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational 'Drunk Tank Pink' is a particular shade of pink. In 1979 psychologists discovered that it has an

Alter, Adam

Drunk Tank Pink
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 272

Australian author, TEDX Sydney speaker and Malcolm Gladwell's favourite science book of 2013! 'Drunk Tank Pink' is a particular shade of pink. In 1979 psychologists discovered that it has an extraordinary effect: if yo

Alter, Adam

Essentials of Psychoanalysis
198 x 129mm. 624

"The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis" is the definitive collection of Sigmund Freud's writing. It covers the themes that Freud explored in his work from the meaning of dreams and the concept of the unconscious, instinctual and sex

Freud, Sigmund, Freud, Anna

Fear of Freedom
Routledge Classics S. 272 pages.

Fromm sees right to the heart of our contradictory needs for community and for freedom like no other writer before or since. In Fear of Freedom, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is t

Fromm Erich


In his highly praised book The Nostalgia Factory, renowned memory scholar Douwe Draaisma explored the puzzling logic of memory in later life with humor and deep insight. In this compelling new book he turns to the "miracle" of forgetting. Fa

Draaisma, Douwe

Freud Verbatim
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 176

Sigmund Freud has inspired more fascination and controversy than any other intellectual in history. Despite the intense opposition he encountered during his life, this "explorer of the unconscious" exerted an irresisti

Etzlosorfer, Hannes

From Melancholia to Prozac
approx 15 black and white illustrations 288

Depression is an experience known to millions. But arguments rage on aspects of its definition and its impact on societies present and past: do drugs work, or are they merely placebos? Is the depressio

Lawlor, Clark

Hearing Voices
Paperback 320

Contains a wealth of information of great practical value to people who hear voices as well as to those who simply wish to learn more about this fascinating aspect of human psychology. It also addresses many complex questions regar

Watkins, John

Hearing Voices, Living Fully

When Claire Bien first began hearing voices, they were infrequent, benign and seemingly just curious about her life and the world around her. But the more attention Claire paid, the more frequently they began to speak, and the darker their i

Bien, Claire, Davidson, Larry

How Pleasure Works

We are attracted, whether we know it or not, to the hidden aspects of things and people. Some teenagers enjoy cutting themselves with razors. Some men pay good money to be spanked by prostitutes. The average Briton spends over a day a week w

Bloom, Paul

In Therapy
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 128

In the UK alone, 1.5 million people are in therapy. They go to address past traumas, to break patterns of behaviour, to confront eating disorders or addiction, to talk about relationships, or simply because they need t

Orbach, Susie

Introducing Jung
b/w illustrations 176

Carl Gustav Jung was the enigmatic and controversial father of analytical psychology. This updated edition of Introducing Jung brilliantly explains the theories that underpin Jung's work, delves into the controversies that

Hyde, Maggie, McGuiness, Michael

Introducing Persuasion

Introducing Persuasion uses psychology, expert advice and practical techniques to teach you how to influence the people around you in an ethical way. INCREASE YOUR PRESENCE by knowing when to talk and when to listen DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR S

McLean, Anthony

Is There No Place for Me?: Penguin Special

Kate Richards experienced episodes of depression and psychosis well into her adult life. As a trained doctor working in medical research, she is well positioned to ask the hard questions about how we care for our people with mental illness.

Richards, Kate

Joyous Cosmology
21 Black and White Photos 128

In describing the effects of mescaline, Aldous Huxley's "The Doors of Perception" literally opened a door. Watts walked through it with this classic account of the levels of insight consciousness-changing drugs can

Watts, Alan

Know Thyself Graphic Guides Boxset 1

Three very special Introducing Graphic Guide box sets. Introducing Graphic Guides - which celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2012 - have long been revered for bring big ideas to a mass audience - and making them enjoyable.

Benson, N. and Gellatly, A. and Papineau, D. and

Madness in Civilisation

This ambitious volume, worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it. In twelve chapters organiz

Scull, Andrew

Master and His Emissary

Why is the brain divided? The difference between right and left hemispheres has been puzzled over for centuries. In a book of unprecedented scope, Iain McGilchrist draws on a vast body of recent brain research, illustrated with case historie

McGilchrist, Iain

Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting and the Science of False Memory

Think you have a good memory? Think again. Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to

Shaw, Julia

Muses, Madmen, and Prophets

An inquiry into hearing voices-one of humanity's most profound phenomena Auditory hallucination is one of the most awe-inspiring, terrifying, and ill- understood tricks of which the human psyche is capable. In the age of modern medical scie

Smith, Daniel B

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Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction..A New York Times bestseller..Foreword by Oliver Sacks..What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring for

Silberman, Steve

Night School
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) paperback 336

Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Every night you close your eyes, become oblivious to your surroundings and waste hours flying, being chased or watching all your teeth fall out - and then yo

Wiseman, Richard


An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it s a conf

Holmes, Jamie

On the Nature of the Psyche
Routledge Classics S. 208

In On the Nature of the Psyche Jung presents a masterly overview of his theories of the unconscious, and its relation to the conscious mind.

Jung Carl G

Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin tackles the problems of twenty-first century information overload in his New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling book The Organized Mind. "Thought-provoking and practical...Good advice based on s

Levitin, Daniel J.

Powers of Two

All of us have experienced creative connection, and glimpsed its power. Yet, for centuries, the myth of the lone genius has obscured the critical story of the power of collaboration. In Powers of Two, Joshua Wolf Shenk argues that creative p

Shenk, Joshua Wolf

Psychology in Minutes
200 b&w illustrations and diagrams 416

To what extent is memory based on mood? Why do we compare ourselves to others? Are there different types of intelligence? How do we change with age? This book answers all these questions and many more in 20

Weeks, Marcus

Psychopath Test
Illustrations 304

This is an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness. Jon Ronson meets everybody from a Broadmoor inmate who swears he faked a mental disorder to get a lighter sentence but is now stuck there

Ronson, Jon

integrated photographs 352

A world-renowned psychiatrist reveals the fascinating story of psychiatry's origins, demise and redemption. Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining 'lunatics' in cold cells and parading them as freaki

Lieberman, Jeffrey A., Ogas, Ogi

Switched on

'For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly 'know' other people's feelings. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything - and particularly other

Robison, John Elder

TED: Payoff
2 col throughout 12

Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves. We spend much of our time trying to motivate the people working for us, with us and in business with us. In our personal lives we try to motivate our friends, partners and childre

Ariely, Dan

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Illustrations 512

The "New York Times" Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, "Thinking Fast and Slow" offers a whole new look

Kahneman, Daniel

This Is Your Brain On Music
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 328

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin rev

Levitin Daniel

Tricks of the Mind
Paperback 416

Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as "The Seance", "Russian Roulette" and "The Heist" - have set new standards of what's

Brown, Derren

Unbroken Brain

More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of

Szalavitz, Maia

Unforbidden Pleasures

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden? Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much attention to all the unforbidden pleasures f

Phillips, Adam

What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

Malcolm Gladwell is the master of playful yet profound insight. His ability to see underneath the surface of the seemingly mundane taps into a fundamental human impulse: curiosity. From criminology to ketchup, job interviews to dog training,

Gladwell Malcolm