Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Psychology book nook reviews 8-21-07

A new issue of PsycCRITIQUES is available online.

August 22, 2007
Volume 52, Issue 34

Book Reviews
1. Fear of Persecution: Global Human Rights, International Law, and Human Well-Being
Authors: James D. White and Anthony J. Marsella (Eds.)
Reviewer: Harry C. Triandis

2. The Muscular Ideal: Psychological, Social, and Medical Perspectives
Authors: J. Kevin Thompson and Guy Cafri (Eds.)
Reviewer: Gary R. Brooks

3. Psychological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Fundamentals and Beyond
Authors: Martin M. Antony, Christine Purdon, and Laura J. Summerfeldt (Eds.)
Reviewer: Michael J. Kozak

4. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology
Authors: Anthony D. Ong and Manfred H. M. van Dulmen (Eds.)
Reviewer: Michael Hogan

5. The Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them
Authors: Margaret Wehrenberg and Steven Prinz
Reviewer: John E. Carr

6. The Mathematics of Behavior
Author: Earl Hunt
Reviewer: David Nussbaum

7. Assimilation and Contrast in Social Psychology
Authors: Diederik A. Stapel and Jerry Suls (Eds.)
Reviewer: Brent Dean Robbins

8. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being
Author: Daniel J. Siegel
Reviewer: Christy Barongan

9. The Meaning of Others: Narrative Studies of Relationships
Authors: Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich, and Dan P. McAdams (Eds.)
Reviewer: Theresa A. Thorkildsen

10. Stories From VA Psychology
Author: Rodney R. Baker (Ed.)
Reviewer: Kathleen M. McNamara

11. The Descent of Madness: Evolutionary Origins of Psychosis and the Social Brain
Author: Jonathan Burns
Reviewers: Mike Knight and Gabriel Rupp

12. Physical Abusers and Sexual Offenders: Forensic and Clinical Strategies
Author: Scott Allen Johnson
Reviewers: Judith V. Becker and Laura G. Kirsch

13. Knowledge Under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children's Spatial and Geometric Thinking
Authors: Daniel Ness and Stephen J. Farenga
Reviewer: David Yun Dai

14. The Secret History of a Woman Patient: Discoveries of a Breast Cancer Survivor
Author: Janet Rhys Dent
Reviewer: Susan K. Johnson

15. Earth-Based Psychology: Path Awareness From the Teachings of Don Juan, Richard Feynman, and Lao Tse
Author: Arnold Mindell
Reviewers: Constance T. Fischer and Will W. Adams

16. Moved by the Spirit: Discovery and Transformation in the Lives of Leaders
Authors: Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson
Reviewer: Kathryn Gow

17. Freud's Wizard: Ernest Jones and the Transformation of Psychoanalysis
Author: Brenda Maddox
Reviewer: Alan C. Elms

Film Review
18. Jesus Camp
Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Reviewer: Susan L. O'Donnell

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