Archives de catégorie : Psycholoy


A timely and important examination of one of the most essential factors in all successful relationships: trust, by a leading expert in the field of trust, betrayal and redemption, in a debut book that is the result of more than twenty years of research into the science of trust repair.

HOW TRUST WORKS (And The Science of How to Repair It)
by Dr. Peter H. Kim
Flatiron, Publication Date TBD

In HOW TRUST WORKS, Dr. Kim will explain the two most powerful determinants of trust (perceived competence and perceived integrity) and why those determinants can be weighted so unevenly when we are deciding whether to trust or forgive someone—or not. We as humans are bad at determining the trustworthiness of other people, and we are even worse at defending our own trustworthiness when it comes under fire. Yet despite this shortcoming, and the fact that we are all keenly aware of how important trust is in all of our personal and professional relationships, surprisingly little substantive research had been done on the topic before Dr. Kim began his inquiries. In fact, the majority of our institutional knowledge at the time seemed to rely almost entirely on case studies and other anecdotes. Dr. Kim was forced to develop his own set of rigorous scientific tools that would help him analyze how people interact with one another in the face of conflict.
Dr. Kim will illustrate how the patterns he identified in the lab play out in the real world using both recent and infamously public examples of trust violations and attempts at repair. These examples range from why the public was willing to overlook Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sex scandal but never forgave Bill Clinton, to revisiting the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville and reactions to the police killing of George Floyd, including an examination of how different cultures can develop very different views about what constitutes an irredeemable transgression.

A Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Dr. Peter H. Kim is a leading expert in the field of trust, betrayal and redemption. His work has been published in leading scientific journals, including the Journal of Experimental Psychology, as well as in popular news outlets such as The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and others. Dr. Kim was born in Korea, and his family came to the United States when he was a child. He has given talks in Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Canada, and he hopes to expand his international speaking circuit as soon as it is safe to do so.


Why are some people more susceptible to bad ideas and others are more capable of repelling them?

Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think
by Andy Norman
HarperWave, May 2021

Andy Norman has spent years studying the destructive forces that can flip the minds of sensible people to understand how they take hold. He calls them mind-parasites, ideas that can poison our thinking and leave us more susceptible to wild conspiracies, lead us to reject scientific evidence, and convince us to double down on unfounded beliefs. Just as the body can be weakened by foreign organisms that make us sick, the mind too is vulnerable to infection. But just as antibiotics can be used to attack the biological organisms causing physical illness, we can treat the mind parasites that invade our heads. He shows us how to engage in productive discussion, analyzes the psychological evidence about how to change minds, and reveals how we can safeguard ourselves and protect those around us from mind-parasites like conspiracies and fake news. In MENTAL IMMUNITY Andy Norman calls for the study of cognitive immunology, a way of thinking where individuals and society learn to differentiate facts and reasons from disinformation and false memes. By strengthening our mental immunity, we become open to other ideas and learn how better to communicate about beliefs and policy without dissolving into partisan finger-pointing. Norman offers suggestions to create a value- and respect-based system of dialogue that can help us bolster cultural cognitive immunity as we protect our own minds from succumbing to bad ideas.
Steven Pinker will write the foreword and has already said that this is “a splendid idea for a book: original, controversial, and timely.”

Andy Norman teaches philosophy and directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. His work has appeared in Free Inquiry, Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, and dozens of other journals.

THE CHARACTER EDGE de Robert Caslen & Michael Matthews

What makes a successful leader? Skill, grit, resiliency, charisma, courage, credibility? All of these factors play a part, but underlying each of them is the one core attribute that all others emanate from: strength of character.

Leading and Winning With Integrity
by Lt. General Robert Caslen & Dr. Michael Matthews
St. Martin’s Press, October 2020
(chez MacKenzie Wolf – voir catalogue)

We are experiencing a failure in character right now at the highest levels—in business, in politics, in sports, and beyond—and we all suffer for it. In response to these failures, the psychological science of character has exploded. Psychologists are building an understanding of the role character plays in leadership, trust, and overcoming adversity, and demonstrating links between character and resilience. THE CHARACTER EDGE puts the science to work and presents an actionable method for building character. Built on the lessons of the authors’ work, and drawing examples from successful leaders in business, industry, sports, and beyond; and in the spirit of bestselling pop-psych books like Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Susan Cain’s Quiet, and Carol Dweck’s Mindset, THE CHARACTER EDGE is a must-read roadmap to true strength of character.

Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. recently retired as the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to serving at West Point, LTG Caslen served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. He has been recognized with numerous military and civilian awards and honors at the highest levels.

Dr. Michael D. Matthews is currently Professor of Engineering Psychology at the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former Air Force officer. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Matthews speaks regularly to military and civic groups on matters of personal and organizational resilience, and is a regular consultant to senior Army leaders. Dr. Matthews is the author of Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War (Oxford University Press, 2014).


A groundbreaking guide for mothers – by mind-body medicine specialist Dr. Karella Easwaran.

(The Secret of Calm and Composed Mothers)
by Dr. Karella Easwaran

Kösel/Verlagsgruppe Random House Bertelsmann, August 2020 (voir catalogue)

Being a mother is the most wonderful job in the world – but also the most demanding. Pressures of high expectations, overwhelming responsibilities, and exhaustion are just some of the stress factors that can lead to health problems such as cardiovascular disease and depression. What are the best ways to help mothers?
The renowned paediatrician Dr. Karella Easwaran, who has been supporting mothers for many years, is convinced that the solution to the problem lies in the mind! As an expert in mind-body medicine, she has developed the technique of « beneficial thinking ». This begins with the processes in our brain. When properly controlled, beneficial thinking can easily and sustainably change our perception and behaviour. Karella Easwaran’s conclusion is that when we subdue our energy-depleting thought patterns, we can finally dispel stress.

Dr. Karella Easwaran, born in 1965, studied medicine in Hungary and became a specialist in paediatrics and adolescent medicine at the University Children’s Hospital in Cologne. She is competent as well in naturopathy and nutritional medicine. In recent years she has focused on mind-body medicine and furthered her knowledge and experience at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Harvard University. She works as a paediatrician in her own practice. Her first book, The Secret of Healthy Children: What Parents Should and Should Not Do, is a bestseller.

WHATEVER WORKS de Thalma Lobel

An internationally renowned psychologist shows us how overlooked factors in our work days-our physical environments, our unconscious habits, and even traits like our faces and voices-have the power to make or break our careers.

The Small Cues that Make A Surprising Difference in Our Life at Work—And How to Create a Happier Office
by Thalma Lobel
BenBella, July 2020

In WHATEVER WORKS, Thalma Lobel, one of the world’s leading experts on human behavior, explores groundbreaking psychological research on job performance, satisfaction, and creativity. Lobel goes beyond obvious considerations like salary, title, and company culture to shed light on the hidden factors-often unrecognized, counterintuitive, or invisible-that have profound effects on how well we can do our jobs and how happy we are at work. Did you know that just doodling in a certain way can increase your creativity? That looking at something green for forty seconds will improve your attention? That crossing your legs similarly to an interviewer could get you the job? That the mere presence of a smartphone on your desk can lessen your performance, even if it’s turned off? That being in a warmer room makes you more likely to want to conform with the group, affecting your decision-making? These are the invisible factors that nudge our behavior on a daily basis, and combined, have a real and significant bearing on our success—or failure—at work. Helpful for anyone from individual employees to managers to leaders of large organizations, WHATEVER WORKS shares valuable insights and practical takeaways to transform your professional life.

Thalma E. Lobel is an internationally recognized psychologist who has served as the chair at the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University, the director of the Adler Center for Child Development and Psychopathology, the Dean of Students and a member of the executive board of the university. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University, and a visiting scholar at Tufts University, the University of California at San Diego, and New York University. Lobel has published dozens of articles in some of the most prestigious academic, peer-reviewed journals and has received many prestigious research grants. Her latest book, Sensation, was published in 15 countries.