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Genes, Brains, and Human PotentialThe Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Ken Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

For countless generations people have been told that their potential as humans is limited and fundamentally unequal. The social order, they have been assured, is arranged by powers beyond their ... More

Teenage Suicide NotesAn Ethnography of Self-Harm

Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Terry Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

"Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic. I'd look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self-determination. By ... More

ExhaustionA History

Exhaustion: A History

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Today our fatigue feels chronic; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating technologies command our attention. Many people complain of burnout, and economic instability and the threat of ecological ... More

Sacred KnowledgePsychedelics and Religious Experiences

Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

William Richards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Sacred Knowledge is the first well-documented, sophisticated account of the effect of psychedelics on biological processes, human consciousness, and revelatory religious experiences. Based on nearly ... More

Art on TrialArt Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

David Gussak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162517
eISBN:
9780231534277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162517.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This book details how forensic art therapy was used in a capital murder case in which a man was tried for kidnapping his two children, murdering one, and attempting to kill the other. In this case, ... More

Mental Health in the War on TerrorCulture, Science, and Statecraft

Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

Neil Aggarwal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166645
eISBN:
9780231538442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166645.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism. In the process, the state has used ... More

Losing TimHow Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Paul Gionfriddo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This book's author's son Tim is one of the “6 percent”—an American with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of ... More

The Lives of Erich FrommLove's Prophet

The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love's Prophet

Lawrence Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162593
eISBN:
9780231531061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162593.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and ... More

The Call of CharacterLiving a Life Worth Living

The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More

Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric IllnessA Guide for Hospital Diversion

Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness: A Guide for Hospital Diversion

Justin Simpson and Glendon Moriarty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158831
eISBN:
9780231536097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158831.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness involves a set of integrated, systematic interventions that stabilize individuals with severe mental illness and help them avoid unnecessary ... More

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