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Generations in Jail: When Crime Is a Family Value

Diane Cole • 11/9/2018

A new book explores how criminal behavior gets handed down in families from one generation to the next.

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The U-Curve of Happiness

Diane Cole • 9/5/2018

A new book claims that even if you find yourself suffering through a gloomy midlife slog, you’re likely to experience a brighter landscape in your 50s and 60s.

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When Is Enough Enough?

Diane Cole • 7/6/2018

Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that our obsession with longevity may have gone too far.

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A Tale of Mismatched Twins

Diane Cole • 5/9/2018

Review: Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture
A book about two sets of mismatched twins testifies to the power of both heredity and family loyalty.

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Life After Extremism: What It Takes to Renounce Hate

Diane Cole • 3/9/2018

Review: Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism
A look at how to help former skinheads, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and jihadists leave extremist hate groups and find new ways of thinking and being.

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Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion

Diane Cole • 1/8/2018

Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.

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Beyond Illusion

Diane Cole • 11/9/2017

Review: Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Exploring contemplative practice may not be for everyone.

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The Quest to Influence, Persuade, and Alter

What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others

Diane Cole • 9/11/2017

Review By Diane Cole - Emotions can change people's behavior, says cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot in her new book, a highly accessible exploration of why and how we succeed, or fail, in our quest to influence, persuade, or alter the opinions and actions of others. Understand how the brain works, she argues, and you’ll have a leg up in successfully formulating and delivering the messages you want to get across to others.

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How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere

Diane Cole • 9/7/2017

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.

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Back to Bedlam? America’s Neglect of Its Mentally Ill

Diane Cole • 7/12/2017

No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
America continues to turn its back on the mentally ill.

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The Quest to Influence, Persuade, and Alter

What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others

Diane Cole • 9/11/2017

Review By Diane Cole - Emotions can change people's behavior, says cognitive neuroscientist Tali Sharot in her new book, a highly accessible exploration of why and how we succeed, or fail, in our quest to influence, persuade, or alter the opinions and actions of others. Understand how the brain works, she argues, and you’ll have a leg up in successfully formulating and delivering the messages you want to get across to others.

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Viktor Frankl's Classic Has Just Been Released for Young Adults!

A YA Edition Brings Man's Search for Meaning to a New Generation

Diane Cole • 4/10/2017

By Diane Cole - Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl is best known for is his extraordinary first-person narrative about his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, as told in Man’s Search for Meaning. Now, his classic work will be published for the first time in a young adult and classroom-ready edition.

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Why Torture Doesn't Work

What Neuroscience is Showing Us

Diane Cole • 1/31/2017

By Diane Cole - Using a broad swath of scientific, psychological, and medical evidence about brain function, Shane O'Mara, a professor of experimental brain research, delves into—and disproves—popular misconceptions about the brain under stress, memory, and the psychological state of torturers.

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Learning to Manage the OCD Bully

A Personal Story Excerpt from Our Latest Issue

Diane Cole • 7/22/2016

By Diane Cole - An OCD sufferer describes the frustrating stops and starts and misdirections of her circuitous search for help in escaping the maze of her family of origin and the deep-seated tropes in her own brain.

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Challenging the Stereotype of the Paralyzed Trauma Victim

A Review of Jim Rendon's Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

Diane Cole • 11/13/2015

In Jim Rendon’s new book, Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth, he challenges an all-too-common stereotype: that most trauma survivors remain forever stuck in place, embittered, broken in core ways. As psychotherapists know, the emotional (and sometimes physical) damage may sometimes be so vast and entrenched that repair comes slowly, if at all. But as therapists also know, this isn’t always the case. Many trauma victims have managed to make life go on---and even thrive.

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Generations in Jail: When Crime Is a Family Value

Diane Cole • 11/9/2018

A new book explores how criminal behavior gets handed down in families from one generation to the next.

Magazine Article

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The U-Curve of Happiness

Diane Cole • 9/5/2018

A new book claims that even if you find yourself suffering through a gloomy midlife slog, you’re likely to experience a brighter landscape in your 50s and 60s.

Magazine Article

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When Is Enough Enough?

Diane Cole • 7/6/2018

Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that our obsession with longevity may have gone too far.

Magazine Article

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A Tale of Mismatched Twins

Diane Cole • 5/9/2018

Review: Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture
A book about two sets of mismatched twins testifies to the power of both heredity and family loyalty.

Magazine Article

Bookmarks

Life After Extremism: What It Takes to Renounce Hate

Diane Cole • 3/9/2018

Review: Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism
A look at how to help former skinheads, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and jihadists leave extremist hate groups and find new ways of thinking and being.

Magazine Article

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Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion

Diane Cole • 1/8/2018

Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.

Magazine Article

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Beyond Illusion

Diane Cole • 11/9/2017

Review: Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Exploring contemplative practice may not be for everyone.

Magazine Article

Bookmarks

How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere

Diane Cole • 9/7/2017

The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.

Magazine Article

Bookmarks

Back to Bedlam? America’s Neglect of Its Mentally Ill

Diane Cole • 7/12/2017

No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
America continues to turn its back on the mentally ill.

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When the System Fails: Tales of the Wrongfully Convicted

Diane Cole • 5/1/2017

The waking-nightmare stories of people wrongfully imprisoned, often for decades, for crimes they didn’t commit expose the flaws in our criminal justice system.

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Diane Cole is the author of the memoir, "After Great Pain: A New Life Emerges" and writes for The Wall Street Journal and many other publications.