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The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present
4.22
it was amazing
This book has a good combination of information about neuroscience and about art. The author uses three artists who worked around the time of Freud in ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
3.42
it was amazing
I've done enough play therapy, evaluation, education and yes, parenting to explain and justify interest in how people's children turned out. This book ...more
not set
Mar 13, 2013
 
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined
3.90
it was amazing
I listened to the Audible book. Kaufman is an advocate for broadening the consideration of what is included in intelligence. Other factors which he wa ...more
Jul 19, 2013
Oct 09, 2012
 
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
4.26
it was amazing
This book is excellent for many reasons. Several characteristics which make people different from the norm are each given a chapter. In each chapter, ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Aug 11, 2012
 
Spinoza
4.47
it was amazing
I enjoy reading books that were created at about the same time I was. This one gives a good picture of what Spinoza was trying to say. The Ravven ethi ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
 
The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement
4.23
it was amazing
I hope that it doesn't invalidate my thoughts that I read this in under a 24 hour elapsed time, while also reading half of The Great Gatsby and sleepi ...more
Nov 09, 2013
May 29, 2012
 
The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will
3.91
it was amazing
The idea is that ethics is better understood as responding to the situation as opposed to using free will to make the best decision. Evidence is broug ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
 
Wittgenstein and William James
3.64
it was amazing
The author makes a lot of connections between the thoughts of James and Wittgenstein. The influence of the former on the latter is discussed. The disc ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
 
Vera
3.71
it was amazing
This is a shortish novel, and definitely worth the time to read if you help people who are in abusive relationships. The author, who H.G. Wells consid ...more
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
Helping the Fearful Child
3.80
it was amazing
Although it is about thirty years old, this book still has good suggestions for how to help children with anxiety. There are methods for replacing anx ...more
Jul 27, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
Pedlar's Progress: The Life of Bronson Alcott
3.92
it was amazing
don't miss this one; tells a lot about the whole Alcott family - not a boring person among them
Dec 18, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
 
Alice in Jamesland: The Story of Alice Howe Gibbens James
3.80
it was amazing
You learn a lot about Alice H.G. James from reading this book. You learn as much about William James, and their five children, as well. I don't know a ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
The Letters of William James and Theodore Flournoy
5.00
it was amazing
These letters,documenting a 20 year friendship, are amazing. The two thinkers did not see each other much, but their letters are full of caring and in ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
 
Reality: A Very Short Introduction
3.81
it was amazing
This book provides discussions of the evidence for and against the reality of material objects, the self and time. Five definitions for criteria for b ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
 
From Under the Cloud at Seven Steeples 1878 - 1885: The Perculiarly Saddened Life of Anna Agnew at the Indiana Hospital for the Insane
4.00
really liked it
There are several important characters here, Anna Agnew herself, the author of this book (Lucy Jane King), and the hospitals in which Anna Agnew spent ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
4.19
it was amazing
I thought that we had an original idea to do whatever we wanted in the sixties. It looks like the twenties did start the whole thing. In this book, yo ...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 09, 2013
 
A Ring of Conspirators: Henry James and His Literary Circle, 1895-1915
4.31
it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The list of characters includes several Jameses (including glimpses of some of the next generation after Henry, William an ...more
Jan 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life
3.77
it was amazing
I ran into this book in a thrift shop while shopping with my daughter. It's good stuff. Four points:
1. Longfellow is a contemporary of Tennyson. I thi
...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
 
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
4.04
really liked it
I listened to the book on audible. The author has written many articles on education. She took the ultimate field trip to visit schools in Finland, So ...more
Oct 27, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
 
Theory of Valuation: Foundations of the Unity of Science, Number 4
3.67
liked it
Being a fellow Vermonter, I have felt constrained to praise Dewey. I haven't been able, however, to read what he has written to any strong advantage. ...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
 
Philosophy, Psychiatry and Neuroscience--Three Approaches to the Mind: A Synthetic Analysis of the Varieties of Human Experience
4.40
it was amazing
Here, the author writes about what we can know, and how we know it. He summarizes information (very well) from Philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Fodor), Psycho ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 18, 2011
 
The Mouse's Tale
4.11
really liked it
As a Psychologist, I'm interested in how people think and feel. I may also be related to families of British royalty. The recent royal wedding has inc ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
The Lives of Margaret Fuller
4.07
it was amazing
It would be hard to write fiction with quite the twists and turns of Margaret Fuller's life. She got access to the Harvard library when few if any wom ...more
Apr 23, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
3.76
it was amazing
If you're interested in wealth, the turn of the century (no, not 2000), people's personalities/psychopathologies, and The Flintstones, this book is fo ...more
Sep 13, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
 
Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
3.82
it was amazing
The author believes that our schools and work places have not changed to take into account the changes brought about by computers and the internet. S ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain
3.95
it was amazing
This book covers a number of issues. The author's work on split brain individuals is covered, including his reaction to the first data to be gathered ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
 
A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound
4.31
it was amazing
I got this book in a lot, and I'm glad I did. Pound is interesting from a psychology perspective, having spent about a dozen years at St. Elizabeths H ...more
Dec 06, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
4.22
it was amazing
I listened to this on Audible. It is very good. It is among the better first person accounts that I have read. It drives home the idea that serious ps ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2011
 
The House of C.G. Jung: The History and Restoration of the Residence of Emma and Carl Gustav Jung-Rauschenbach
4.20
it was amazing
If you are interested in Jung or houses or (heaven forbid) both, you shouldn't miss this book. The illustrations are amazing. It covers the house in K ...more
not set
Apr 24, 2012
 
Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work
3.95
it was amazing
It's hard to see how one person could have had such a mixture of ideas. His educational ideas are sound. I've used this handout http://www.waldorfrese ...more
Jun 17, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
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