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Education &
Psychology 2016

The Graduate School Mess

What Caused It and How We Can Fix It
Leonard Cassuto

“Cassuto presents astute summaries of the history of graduate
education in America as a foundation for specific approaches to
reconceiving it…A thoughtful, clearly written analysis.”
—Elizabeth Hayford, Library Journal
“Cassuto offers a thoughtful and well-researched look at the broader
ills of academia through the lens of graduate education programs.”
—Vanessa Bush, Booklist
2015 2 line illus. 320 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674728981

Inside Graduate
Admissions
Merit, Diversity, and
Faculty Gatekeeping
Julie R. Posselt
“Politicians, judges, journalists,
parents and prospective students
subject the admissions policies
of undergraduate colleges
and professional schools to
considerable scrutiny, with much
public debate over appropriate
criteria. But the question of who
gets into Ph.D. programs has
by comparison escaped much
discussion. That may change with
the publication of Inside Graduate
Admissions…While the departments
reviewed in the book remain secret,
the general process used by elite
departments would now appear
to be more open as a result of
Posselt’s book.”
—Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
2016 12 tables 272 pp.
$35.00 | £25.95 cloth
9780674088696

Lessons in Censorship

How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights
Catherine J. Ross
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Concurring Opinions Best Book of the Year

“Ross…makes a compelling case in Lessons in Censorship for
the importance of according students free speech not only as
a constitutional right, but also as a vital democratic practice.”
—Joan Wallach Scott, The Nation
“Turn the pages of Lessons in Censorship and you will discover
what it means for students to think freely and how courts have
fashioned baseless arguments designed to squelch such thinking…
A book that should be read and discussed by school officials at all
levels of education.”
—Ronald K. L. Collins, Concurring Opinions
2015 1 line illus., 1 map 368 pp. $39.95 | £29.95 cloth 9780674057746

Divergent Paths

The Academy and the Judiciary
Richard A. Posner

“A valuable contribution to debates over the future of federal courts
and law schools alike…Posner is, as always, uniformly sensible and
frequently brilliant.”
—Kermit Roosevelt, New York Times Book Review
“A trenchant dissection of both the academy and the judiciary’s flaws…
Equal parts edifying and entertaining.”
—Mark Joseph Stern, Slate
2016 5 tables 432 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674286030

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Why Torture Doesn’t Work
The Neuroscience of Interrogation

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n Irish Examiner Best Book of the Year
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Times Higher Education Book of the Week
Shane O’Mara
“A meticulously researched book…As O’Mara shows, torture
techniques are mentally debilitating, affecting memory as well
as mood, and thereby compromise the capacity of victims to
form and deliver a reliable account of any information that they
may be withholding. Not only is torture morally deplorable,
therefore, but its outcome is also entirely unpredictable.”
—Giovanni Frazzetto, Financial Times
2015 336 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674743908

A Natural History of Human Morality

What Works

Michael Tomasello

Gender Equality by Design

“If you’re after a definitive guide to explain how humans
became an ultra-cooperative and, eventually, moral species,
this must be it.”

Iris Bohnet

—New Scientist
“This is an extremely worthwhile addition to the literature
on the evolution of morality. It is well written and strikes an
excellent balance between easy accessibility and nuanced
and novel ideas.”
—Richard Joyce, author of The Evolution of Morality
2016 6 line illus. 208 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674088641

Education and the Commercial Mindset
Samuel E. Abrams
“Abrams describes eloquently the disconnect between the optimism underlying for-profit companies’ efforts to improve urban
education and the realities that their schools faced. He also describes the history of KIPP charters, their accomplishments, and
the limits of the KIPP model as a strategy for improving the life
chances of urban children growing up in low-income families.”
—Richard J. Murnane, co-author of Restoring Opportunity
2016 12 charts, 20 tables 432 pp. $39.95 | £29.95 cloth 9780674049178

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“Right up to board level, companies
should find in What Works not only
food for thought [about gender
bias], but a guide for effective
practical action as well.”
—Sarah Gordon, Financial Times
“This is a must-have guide for
anyone in charge of a diversity
budget.”
—Julie Chappell,
Management Today
“Provides a useful introduction to
all the available evidence showing
there is a business, as well as moral,
case for diversity. What Works
speaks to CEOs in a language they
will understand, taking the emotion
out of the argument and making
a pragmatic case for reshaping
workplace norms to make women
feel less alienated.”
—Helen Lewis, New Statesman
Belknap Press
2016 11 halftones 400 pp.
$26.95 | £19.95 cloth
9780674089037

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The Language Animal

The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity
Charles Taylor

“Just as Humboldt believed that ‘possessing a language is to be
continuously involved in trying to extend its powers of articulation,’
Charles Taylor’s new book, The Language Animal, demonstrates how
the very study of language over time embodies the evolving human
effort to extend our understanding—not only of language, but of the
very self language helps to describe, propel, and transcend. It is a
deeply thoughtful, historically enriching, and ultimately luminous book.”
—Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University
Belknap Press 2016 368 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674660205

Self and Soul

A Defense of Ideals
Mark Edmundson
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n Art of Manliness Best Book of the Year
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n Artery Best Book of the Year
“[Edmundson’s] bold and ambitious new book is partly a demonstration of
what a ‘real education’ in the humanities, inspired by the goal of ‘human
transformation’ and devoted to taking writers seriously, might look like…
[It] quietly sets out to challenge many educational pieties, most of the
assumptions of recent literary studies—and his own chosen lifestyle.”
—Mathew Reisz, Times Higher Education
2015 304 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674088207

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Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior
Peter B. Gray • Justin R. Garcia
“A very good book…A strong case can be made that real sex
education would go beyond Plumbing 101 and emulate this
book—actually teaching about sexual behavior from an
evolutionary perspective.”
—David P. Barash, Chronicle of Higher Education
2016; 2013 376 pp. $21.95 | £16.95 paper 9780674660007

Ruling Minds: Psychology
in the British Empire
Erik Linstrum
2016 320 pp.
$39.95 | £29.95 cloth
9780674088665

Triumphs of Experience:
The Men of the Harvard
Grant Study
George E. Vaillant
Belknap Press
2015 480 pp.
$17.95 | £13.95 paper
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The Prime of Life:
A History of Modern
Adulthood
Steven Mintz
Belknap Press
2015 432 pp.
$35.00 | £25.95 cloth
9780674047679

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A Natural History of
Human Thinking
Michael Tomasello
2014 192 pp.
$37.00 | £27.95 cloth
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Paying for the Party

How College Maintains Inequality
Elizabeth A. Armstrong • Laura T. Hamilton
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istinguished Scholarly Book Award, American Sociological Association
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utstanding Publication Award, American Educational Research Association
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cholarly Achievement Award, North Central Sociological Association

“Focusing on the pathways leading to the college experience, the authors
reveal an honest, if at times unflattering, look at the reality of the academic
experience for women of both high and low socioeconomic status.”
—Rachel Wadham, Library Journal (starred review)
2015; 2013 2 line illus., 15 tables 344 pp. $18.95 | £14.95 paper 9780674088023

How Economics Shapes Science
Paula Stephan
“Economist Paula Stephan takes an exhaustive look at how publicly
funded science pays [its] bills, and how this affects research, researchers
and the economy. She argues that expanding universities and stagnant
budgets have made funders and scientists more risk-averse, and stunted
the development of young investigators.”
—Nature
2015; 2012 13 line illus., 7 tables 384 pp. $21.95 | £16.95 paper 9780674088160

Minds Online

Teaching Effectively with Technology
Michelle D. Miller

“An outstanding book that provides a road map for truly effective online
teaching. What distinguishes [Miller’s] book from much of the research
available on teaching with technology, and pushes it beyond arguments
about improving access, is her emphasis on the ways in which online
teaching tools can actually improve learning for all students—not just
those who have no access to traditional face-to-face classrooms.”
—James Lang, Chronicle of Higher Education
2016; 2014 2 line illus., 2 tables 296 pp. $17.95 | £13.95 paper 9780674660021

On the Battlefield of Merit:
Harvard Law School,
the First Century
Daniel R. Coquillette •
Bruce A. Kimball
2015 688 pp.
$39.95 | £29.95 cloth
9780674967663

Redesigning America’s
Community Colleges:
A Clearer Path to
Student Success
Thomas R. Bailey •
Shanna Smith Jaggars •
Davis Jenkins
2015 304 pp.
$35.00 | £25.95 cloth
9780674368286

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Make It Stick:
The Science of
Successful Learning
Peter C. Brown •
Henry L. Roediger III •
Mark A. McDaniel
Belknap Press
2014 336 pp.
$27.95 | £20.00 paper
9780674729018

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The Seven Pillars of
Statistical Wisdom
Stephen M. Stigler
2016 240 pp.
$22.95 | £16.95 paper
9780674088917

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Practice for Life

Making Decisions in College

The Vicarious Brain,
Creator of Worlds

Lee Cuba • Nancy Jennings •

Alain Berthoz

Suzanne Lovett • Joseph Swingle

Translated by Giselle Weiss

9780674970663

9780674088955

Freud

Next Gen PhD

In His Time and Ours

A Guide to Career Paths in Science

Élisabeth Roudinesco

Melanie V. Sinche

Translated by Catherine Porter

9780674504653

9780674659568

Wisdom Won from Illness

Becoming Who I Am

Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Young Men on Being Gay

Jonathan Lear

Ritch C. Savin-Williams

9780674967847

9780674971592

Insanity and Sanctity
in Byzantium

Impact

How Law Affects Behavior
Lawrence M. Friedman

The Ambiguity of Religious Experience

9780674971059

Youval Rotman
9780674057616

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