New and notable books by subject! Psychology

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

In conjunction with Psychology Information Day on Tuesday, November 1st in Palisades Room, check out some of our recently added Psychology titles!

 

 

SHRINKS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF PSYCHIATRY

By Jeffrey A. Lieberman

DC Call Number – 616.89 L621s

Psychiatry has come a long way since the days of chaining “lunatics” in cold cells, but the path has been anything but smooth. Traces the field from its birth as a mystic pseudo-science to its late blooming maturity–beginning after World War II–as a science-driven profession that saves lives–with portraits of the field’s luminaries from Sigmund Freud to Eric Kandel.

 

MADNESS IN CIVILIZATION: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF INSANITY, FROM THE BIBLE TO FREUD, FROM THE MADHOUSE TO MODERN MEDICINE

By Andrew Scull

DC Call Number – 616.89 Scu45m

Worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, Scull describes madness and our attempts to understand and treat it.

 

BULLYING: THE SOCIAL DESTRUCTION OF SELF

By Laura Martocci

DC Call Number – 302.343 M367b

Martocci critiques the social forces that gave rise to, and help maintain, the “bully culture.” She analyzes the dynamics that foment bullying and how to deal with the pain using cultural supports that are already in place.

 

DEPERSONALIZED BULLYING AT WORK: FROM EVIDENCE TO CONCEPTUALIZATION

By Premilla D’Cruz

DC Call Number – 331.256 D339d

Cruz defines the concept of depersonalized workplace bullying, highlighting its distinctive features and making recommendations for intervention.

 

DIVORCE AND LOSS: HELPING ADULTS AND CHILDREN MOURN WHEN A MARRIAGE COMES APART

By Joshua Ehrlich

DC Call Number – 306.89 Eh89d

This book details how therapists can facilitate mourning through individual therapy and through interventions with parents.

 

ALTRUISM: THE POWER OF COMPASSION TO CHANGE YOURSELF AND THE WORLD: TRANS. BY CHARLOTTE MANDELL

By Matthieu Ricard

DC Call Number – 171.8 R357a

The author makes the case for genuine concern for the well-being of others, which in the end, can answer the main challenges of our time: economic inequality, life satisfaction, and environment sustainability. He champions the cultivation of altruistic love as the best means for simultaneously benefiting ourselves and our global society.

 

ALCHEMY OF COMBAT: TRANSFORMING TRAUMA IN COMBAT VETERANS

By Larry R. Decker

DC Call Number – 616.8521 D357a

 This is a guide for therapists as well as family and others caring for combat veterans.

 

Do you have a suggestion for something we should have in the library?  Please let us know by filling out this short purchase request form or simply contact the library at 845-848-7505 or email sullivan.library@dc.edu!

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