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Free Will
Sam Harris

Free Press, 2012

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion. In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this ...
  
  











  



  
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, 2011

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The God Delusion

Mariner Books, 2008

A preeminent scientist—and the world's most prominent atheist—asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for ...
  
  











  



  
Delusion in Death

Berkley, 2012

It was just another after-work happy hour at a bar downtown—until the madness descended. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, more than eighty people lay dead. Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things—monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass ...
  
  











  



  
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box
Arbinger Institute

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book’s popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages. Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ...
  
  











  



  
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Anchor, 2004

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of ...
  
  











  



  
The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life
Dr.Jeffrey S. Bland, Dr. Mark Hyman

HarperWave, 2014

For decades, Dr. Jeffrey Bland has been on the cutting edge of Functional Medicine, which seeks to pinpoint and prevent the cause of illness, rather than treat its symptoms. Managing chronic diseases accounts for three quarters of our total healthcare costs, because we’re masking these illnesses with pills and temporary treatments, rather than addressing their underlying causes, he argues. Worse, only treating symptoms leads us down the path ...
  
  











  



  
DSM-5® Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
James Morrison MD

The Guilford Press, 2014

In this indispensable book, master diagnostician James Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, engaging, clinically useful format. Demystifying DSM-5 criteria without sacrificing accuracy, the book includes both ICD-10-CM and ICD-9-CM codes for each disorder. It also includes the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale (from DSM-IV-TR), with a clear rationale for its continued use. More than 130 detailed case ...
  
  











  



  
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens

Twelve, 2009

In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith , Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument ...
  
  











  



  
First Aid for the Psychiatry Clerkship, Third Edition (First Aid Series)
Latha Stead, Matthew Kaufman, ...

McGraw-Hill Medical, 2011

A high-yield insider's guide to the psychiatry clerkship in the super-effective First Aid format 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW (of previous edition) "This is probably the best overall review book for medical students doing a psychiatry rotation. Its organization and thoroughness are unsurpassed, putting it above similar review books. Students who thoroughly read this book should have no trouble successfully completing their psychiatry clerkship ...
  
  











  



  
Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness
Joel Gold, Ian Gold

Free Press, 2014

What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched? One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast around the world like The Truman Show —the 1998 film depicting a man who is unknowingly living out his life as the star of a popular soap opera. Over the ...
  
  











  



  
I'm Too Young To Be Seventy
Judith Viorst

Free Press, 2005

The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, milestones, and middle-aged children. Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, how we can stay married though ...
  
  











  



  
Despicable Meme: The Absurdity and Immorality of Modern Religion

D. Cameron Webb, 2013

"I am familiar with the writings of Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris ... [Despicable Meme], however, expresses every element of my rage in a way which I could not, and deals with these concepts in a most satisfying manner. It was a privilege to read it and re-read it." Jerome Luskin Despicable Meme is D. Cameron Webb’s brief but biting assault on the wide spectrum of religiosity that dominates 21st century America, from the hateful and ...
  
  











  



  
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Richard Dawkins

Free Press, 2010

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene . Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of "Intelligent Design" in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth . "Intelligent Design" is being taught in our schools; ...
  
  











  



  
The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Jack Kornfield

Bantam, 2009

Experience the Transformational Power of Buddhism’s Psychology of the Heart with Bestselling Author Jack Kornfield You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart , celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers the most accessible, comprehensive, and illuminating guide to Buddhist psychology ever ...
  
  











  



  
Atheism: I'm An Atheist, And You Should Be One Too - Why Religion is Misguiding the World, And How Atheism ..., 2014

I'm An Atheist, And You Should Be One Too The God Delusion Is OVER - It's Time To Move Forward The title caught your eye, didn't it? I'm glad it did. You know, I mean every word of it. Of course, we couldn't say that the belief of the existence of God, and Religion overall are harming society physically -not in this century, at least- but I'm absolutely sure that it's harming our mind in so many ways. For once, it's absolutely MISGUIDING a ...
  
  











  



  
Life...Love...Denials...Delusions (Words from my soul Book 1)

Platinum Writers Publishing, 2012

Life…Love…Denials…Delusions… is about a book of Urban Poetry and Short Stories about Erotica and Past Life Regression. With her personal experience of loss, Aaliyah Ja’Net expresses the harsh realities of life. In her poem ‘A Letter to My Love Angel’, she speaks on losing her best friend in a car accident. She didn’t even know until 3 years later when she realized she was in love with him and reached out to let him know how she ...
  
  











  



  
Optical Delusions in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book 2)

Corvallis Press, 2014

From the Award-winning Author of Nearly Departed in Deadwood! “What a voice! Hilarious, original, and genuinely wonderful. This fresh and feisty mystery will instantly win your heart. Loved it!” ~HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity winning author “A smart, sassy, sexy and wonderfully resourceful heroine. Move over Stephanie Plum—Vi Parker is here!” ~JOHN KLAWITTER, award-winning Tinseltown writer/director, and ...
  
  











  



  
Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR
American Psychiatric Association

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2000

The Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR® is a handy, low priced companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-IV-TR® . It includes all the diagnostic criteria from DSM-IV-TR® in an easy-to-use, paperback format. In making DSM-IV diagnosis, clinicians and researchers may find it convenient to consult the Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR® , a pocket sized book that contains the ...
  
  











  



  
The Evolution of Gods: The Scientific Origin of Divinity and Religions

HarperCollins Publishers India, 2012

This book explains why, when and how humanity invented various religions and gods. The process began around 100,000 years ago; during this epoch, many nomadic human bands, all over the world, invented primitive languages and began to decipher each happening around them. Whatever they could not comprehend, their chiefs or priests attributed to some unseen power. At some point in time, we do not know exactly when it happened, humans invented ...
  
  











  








   



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