Browsing Psychology

By Harvard Book Store

By Harvard Book Store

Browse our shelves from home—discover some old favorites and new, notable selections from the Harvard Book Store psychology section.

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

$28.00 $25.20

"Incited by her own dehumanizing experiences in the mental health care system, the author of the popular memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness continues to explore and confront the brutal history of asylums, psychiatry and schizophrenia in her groundbreaking new book. Through both personal narrative and intensive research, Cahalan investigates the controversial work of Dr. David Rosenhan and his richotteting impact on psychology and the DSM. I opened this book expecting a typical non-fiction read about the history of medicine, and was pleasantly surprised at the emotion in the storytelling and the depth of the investigation (at one point, Cahalan even hires a private investigator). How could learning about a medical study conducted almost half a century ago equally inspire me, enrage me and perpetually keep me on the edge of my seat? I found, as Cahalan says, that 'medicine in general, and psychology in particular, is as mysterious and soulful as it is scientific."""

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

$16.00 $14.72

A Disability History of the United States

Kim E. Nielsen

$16.00 $14.72

Thought and Language

Lev S. Vygotsky

$45.00

Why People Die by Suicide

Thomas Joiner

$23.00 $20.70

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E Frankl

$15.00 $13.80

The Meaning of Anxiety

Rollo May

$17.95 $16.51

The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks

$16.95 $15.59

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H Thaler

$18.00 $16.56

Concentration: Staying Focused in Times of Distraction

Stefan Van Der Stigchel

$19.95 $18.35