The neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks provided a window into a mystifying parallel world of mental dysfunction in his book, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat". The descriptions of his neurological patients inspired myriad plays, films and other artworks, and probably untold numbers of young neurologists and psychologists - including me. The profile in this weekend's Guardian tells the story of his science-obsessed family and his remarkable life.
→ From The Guardian Review
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.”