July 16, 2015

Joseph LeDoux spoke about his book, Anxious, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Drawing on the latest research from NYU’s Center for Neural Sciences, LeDoux, a professor of science at the Center and the author of The Synaptic Self and The Emotional Brain, looks at fear and anxiety as products of conscious experiences as well as of the brain’s non-conscious processes, a duality that suggests successful treatment calls for both new drugs and fresh methods of psychotherapy. LeDoux’s lucid explanations are at once a fascinating glimpse of how brains work and a source of hope for the forty million Americans suffering from anxiety and related disorders.

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Published: Viking - July 14th, 2015

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Published: Penguin Books - August 23rd, 2016

February 23, 2015

Jennifer Jacquet spoke about her book, Is Shame Necessary?, at Politics & Prose on Monday, February 23, 2015.

In her provocative study of social consciousness, Jacquet, a member of NYU’s department of environmental studies, asks that we look at guilt and shame as tools for social change. But where guilt is limited to individual action, shame can be focused on organizations and used to bring about changes in the wider community, especially when such action is tailored for today’s social media.

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ISBN: 9780307950130
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2016

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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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2016

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