Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

  Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me) Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Harmful Acts by Carol Tarvis and Elliot Aronson came out in 2007.  It explores the idea of … Continue reading

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If Only

If Only If Only: How To Turn Regret Into Opportunity by Neal Roese, PhD came out in 2005.  In his book Roese introduces the ideas of Counterfactuals.  A Counterfactual is a product of what might commonly be called imagination.  Counterfactuals … Continue reading

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Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods Out of the Woods: Tales of Resilient Teens was written by Hauser, Allen and Golden in 2008.  Seventy deeply troubled teenagers spend weeks, months, even years on a locked psychiatric ward. They were not just failing … Continue reading

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Against Depression

Against Depression Against Depression by Peter D Kramer came out in 2005.  Kramer examines what depression is, including apathy, guilt and listlessness. He covers the social attitude toward depression as well as the genetic role in depression.  He moves on … Continue reading

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Mind Wide Open

Mind Wide Open Mind Wide Open: Your Brain an the Neuroscience Everyday Life by Steven Johnson came out in 2004.  As Publisher Weekly says, “It’s the rare popular science book that not only gives the reader a glimpse at an … Continue reading

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The User Illusion

The User Illusion   The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down To Size by Tor Norrentranders came out in 1991, but it wasn’t translated from Danish into English until 1998. I didn’t read it until 2000.  The user illusion is the … Continue reading

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The Physics of Consciousness

The Physics of Consciousness The Physics of Consciousness by Evan Harris Walker, PhD, came out in 2000.  Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality, based on … Continue reading

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