January 17, 2015

Dr. Frances Jensen spoke about her book, The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, at Politics & Prose on Friday, January 16, 2014.

Dr. Jensen, head of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, draws on clinical experience and recent research to show that in adolescence the brain has not yet reached adult maturity. Exploring what this means for judgment, multi-tasking, sleep needs, and other behaviors, Jensen offers advice for both teens and parents.

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ISBN: 9780062067852
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2016

October 1, 2014

Walter Mischel spoke about his book, The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday October 1, 2014.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

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ISBN: 9780316230865
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - September 22nd, 2015

September 10, 2014

Tom Shroder spoke about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday September 10, 2014.

It’s no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind’s remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD—yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.

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ISBN: 9780147516374
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Published: Plume - August 11th, 2015

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