An excellent New Yorker article from Malcolm Gladwell arguing that the mind, when faced with psychological trauma, is suprisingly resilient. What's more, here is a writer who is prepared to research the psychological literature to back up his arguments. And he can write. It's a miracle!
If you've heard his name and can't quite place him then, he's the author of a new book on 'rapid cognition', called Blink.
> From The New Yorker
Making Habits, Breaking Habits
In his new book, Jeremy Dean--psychologist and author of PsyBlog--looks at how habits work, why they are so hard to change, and how to break bad old cycles and develop new healthy, creative, happy habits.
→ "Making Habits, Breaking Habits", is available now on Amazon.Reviews
The Bookseller, “Editor’s Pick,” 10/12/12 “Sensible and very readable…By far the most useful of this month’s New You offerings.”
Kirkus Reviews, 1/1/13 “Making changes does take longer than we may expect—no 30-day, 30-pounds-lighter quick fix—but by following the guidelines laid out by Dean, readers have a decent chance at establishing fulfilling, new patterns.”
Publishers Weekly, 12/10/12 “An accessible and informative guide for readers to take control of their lives.”