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Exemplary Works List - Books in the MCC Library
A History of Psychology in Letters by
Call Number: BF95 B44 2006
Publication Date: 2007-03-20
The private thoughts, emotions, hopes, and frustrations contained in this collection of letters written by key figures in psychology provide rich insight into the development of the field.
Historical Foundations, Research Methods and Neuroscience
Psychology and the Real World by
Call Number: BF149 P838 2011
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
This is a collection of brief, personal, original essays, in which leading academic psychologists describe what their area of research has contributed to society. The authors are true stars in the field of psychology.
Even the Rat Was White by
Call Number: BF105 G87 2004
Publication Date: 2003-03-28
Histories and other background materials are presented in detail concerning early African-American psychologists and their scientific contributions, as well as their problems, views, and concerns of the field of social psychology
The Story of Psychology by
Call Number: BF81 H86 2007
Publication Date: 2007-12-18
The lives and accomplishments of pillars of psychology, expertly assembled by Morton Hunt, are set against the times in which the subjects lived.
Untold Lives by
Call Number: BF109 A1 S24 1987
Publication Date: 1989-03-01
The first generation of American women psychologists
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology by
Call Number: BF145 A15 2010
Publication Date: 2009-10-06
50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience.
Call Number: QP360.5 G395 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-30
What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? Michael Gazzaniga pinpoints the change that made us thinking, sentient humans different from our predecessors.
Brain Rules by
Call Number: BF444 M386 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-22
Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by
Call Number: RC351 S195 1985
Publication Date: 1998-04-02
Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality.
An Anthropologist on Mars by
Call Number: JRC351 S1948 1996
Publication Date: 1996-02-13
Neurological patients are travellers to unimaginable lands. An Anthropologist on Mars offers portraits of seven such travellers - including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior.
Embracing the Wide Sky by
Call Number: QP376 T36 2009
Publication Date: 2009-12-29
Tammet explains that the differences between savant and non-savant minds have been exaggerated; his astonishing capacities in memory, math and language are neither due to a cerebral supercomputer nor any genetic quirk, but are rather the results of a highly rich and complex associative form of thinking and imagination.
Exemplary Works List - Books at the MCC Library
Moonwalking with Einstein by
Call Number: BF385 F64 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-03
Immersing himself obsessively in a quirky subculture of competitive memorizers, Foer learns to apply techniques that call on imagination as much as determination-showing that memorization can be anything but rote.
Memory, Learning and Intelligence
Memory's Ghost by
Call Number: RC394 M46 H53 1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-02
In an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M.'s memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past moment with the next, incapable of retaining or recalling any physical or emotional experience
Forever Today by
Call Number: RC394 A5 W43 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Clive Wearing is one of the most famous, extreme cases of amnesia ever known. In 1985, a virus completely destroyed the memory part of his brain, leaving him trapped in a limbo of the constant present. Since then, every conscious moment for him is as if he has just woken from a ten-year coma, repeated in an endless loop.
Call Number: BF773 D85 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.
Learned Optimism by
Call Number: BJ 1477 S45 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-03
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it.
Call Number: BF575 H27 C85 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Providing an introduction to "flow," a new field of behavioral science that offers life-fulfilling potentialities, this study explains its principals and shows how to introduce flow into all aspects of life.
Frames of Mind by
Call Number: BF432.3 G37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
Gardner's trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several--most of which are neglected by standard testing and educational methods.
Frames of Mind - ELECTRONIC BOOK by
Call Number: BF432.3 G37 2011 eb
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
You do not need to go to the library to read this book. One user at a time may click on the link to access this eBook and read it from your computer. If you have difficulty please contact a reference librarian at 860-512-2883.
Emotional Intelligence by
Call Number: BF576 G65 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Daniel Goleman's report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being.
The Mismeasure of Man by
Call Number: BF431 G68 1996
Publication Date: 1996-06-17
The Mismeasure of Man is the answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. Yet the idea of biology as destiny dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined.
Intelligence and How to Get It by
Call Number: BF431 N57 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
World-class social psychologist Richard E. Nisbett takes on the idea of intelligence as biologically determined and impervious to culture with vast implications for the role of education as it relates to social and economic development.