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Review: Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger My rating: 5 of 5 stars There's something disquieting about reading a book that shines a bright light on our motivations and behaviors--the ugly ones, the ones we don't really want to "own," the ones about how we are constantly shaped by the people around us, how we strive to increase our associations to others (groups) we find attractive,

2017-07-08T17:33:17+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Consumer Behavior, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

Review: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book. Why? Because it validated my core beliefs, perspectives, and lifelong practices. I mean, who doesn't like to be affirmed, right? I'm the poster child for the "mind over matter" school. I'm not necessarily the author's target audience, however; I'm already a "believer." This book is for those

2017-07-08T17:25:35+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Health, Nonfiction, Psychology, Science|Comments Off on Review: Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body

Review: Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity

Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity by Sara E. Langworthy My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an important book that will build your insight into and empathy for our nation's most important asset: our children. The scientific research is clear: "neglect and abuse can have lifelong effects on individuals." And while you may think this is not your problem, it is--this is our problem. The

2017-07-08T17:20:58+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity

Review: The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time

The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time by Maria Konnikova My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Big Idea behind this book is that there are “cons” and there are “suckers”—and that most of us (all of us, according to Konnikova) have the capacity to be duped. Anyone who has ever had a love interest or friend that turned out to be someone/something different

2017-07-08T11:48:18+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Nonfiction, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time
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