The Psychology of the Sopranos: Love, Death, Desire and Betrayal in America's Favorite Gangster Family (Aug., $24) by Glen O. Gabbard takes a hard and humorous look at the psyches of America's favorite mob family. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Why We Hate: 9 Steps to Understanding, Curbing, and Eliminating Hate in Ourselves and Our World (June, $24.95) by Rush Dozier Jr. examines the biological origins and manifestations of this most toxic of human emotions.
Healing the Hardware of the Soul: How Making the Brain-Soul Connection Can Optimize Your Life, Love and Spiritual Growth (Apr., $25) Daniel G. Amen, M.D., demonstrates how to strengthen the parts of the brain intimately connected with spiritual well-being. Author publicity. Author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (May, $25) by Rachel Simmons examines the hidden world of bullying found in friendships among teenage girls. Advertising. Author tour.
The Tending Instinct: How Caring Shapes Individuals and Society (Aug., $25) by Shelley E. Taylor reveals how the instinct to "take care of and befriend" is vital for human society. Ad/promo. Author tour.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life (May, $25.95) by Marcel Danesi suggests that humans are born with the instinct to solve puzzles, which has led to discoveries in mathematics, science and philosophy.
The Birth of Pleasure (May, $24) by Carol Gilligan looks at love and feelings like loss and betrayal that stand in the way of pleasure. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
The Illusion of Conscious Will (Apr., $34.95) by Daniel M. Wegner. A Harvard psychology professor explains why the experience of conscious will is a useful illusion. A Bradford book.
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A Violent Heart: Understanding Aggressive Individuals (May, $24.95) by Gregory K. Moffatt presents a perspective on the psychological and sociological roots of aggression.
The Science of Romance: Secrets of the Sexual Brain (May, $26) by Nigel Barber traces human behavior regarding dating competition, courtship signals and sex hormones back to our prehistoric ancestors.
The Five Wisdom Energies: A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions, and Relationships (Mar., $21.95) by Irini Rockwell offers a system to assess and understand personality types for harmonious interaction.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life (Mar.; $73.50, paper $24.95) by Andy Fisher studies the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.
Head First (Apr., $22.95) by Tony Buzan teaches readers how to maximize their brainpower. Advertising.
Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry (Apr., $39.95) by Thomas Szasz examines the complex relationship between therapist and patient.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid (Apr., $29.95), edited by Robert J. Sternberg, explores why intelligent people sometimes commit breathtaking acts of stupidity.