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Love Sense

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December 2013 Hardcover

Dr. Sue Johnson Ed.D, Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

978-0-316-13376-0, $27.00

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Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our “love sense”our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Sue Johnson is a clinical psychologist and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. The developer of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, she is a recognized leader in the new science of relationships. Dr. Johnson is the author of Hold Me Tight and other books and articles, and she has trained thousands of therapists in North America and around the world. She has won numerous awards for her work and has recently integrated research on neuroscience and couple relationships competing research on how strengthening the security of the bond between couple changes how the female partner’s brain responds to threat. For more information on Dr. Sue Johnson and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, visit www.iceeft.com and www.holdmetight.com.

Publicity Contact: Liz Garriga, Elizabeth.garriga@hbgusa.com

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REDIRECT

SEPTEMBER 2011 HARDCOVER

Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change
Timothy D. Wilson
978-0-316-05188-0, $25.99

We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world. These stories ultimately determine if we will lead healthy, productive lives or get into trouble.

In Redirect, Timothy Wilson, “one of the most brilliant, creative, and respected psychologists of his generation” proposes a radical new view—that although these narratives can be extremely hard to change, they can change surprisingly quickly if tweaked in the right way. Why might some sex education programs result in more teen pregnancies? Why might that self-help book have left you distinctly unhappier? Wilson blows the whistle on failed attempts to solve a broad range of problems and presents new solutions that work. Wilson’s theories in Redirect have been tested scientifically and found to have real results, towards both personal meaning and happiness and social progress.

About the Author: Timothy D. Wilson is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Publicity Contact: Carolyn O’Keefe, carolyn.okeefe@hbgusa.com

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MARCH 2011 HARDCOVER
Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and CoolBy Taylor ClarkISBN:978-0-316-04289-5; $25.00The surprising truth about fear, stress,and anxiety—and the knack of staying cool under pressure.
In NERVE, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter—and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.
About the author: Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland,Oregon. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Pacific Northwest native, he has written for GQ, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other publications.

MARCH 2011 HARDCOVER

Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool
By Taylor Clark
ISBN:978-0-316-04289-5; $25.00

The surprising truth about fear, stress,and anxiety—and the knack of staying cool under pressure.

In NERVE, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter—and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.

About the author: Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland,Oregon. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Pacific Northwest native, he has written for GQ, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other publications.

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