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Welcome to Psych Central's review section. This is our primary repository for all of our book reviews on mental health, relationships, parenting, children, human behavior, and psychology.

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Count Me In: How I Stepped Off the Sidelines

In her last book, Lonely: A Memoir, Emily White explored — through research and her own and others’ experiences — the emotions, effects, and prevalence of loneliness. In that book, she was fresh out of a relationship and craved the intimacy she felt was eluding...


Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom

I spend a lot of time in classrooms working with troubled kids — so I also spend time thinking about what’s missing in our schools.
Louis Cozolino’s Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom hits the nail on the head: What’s missing is a sense of connection, attachment, or belonging....


Book Review: It's About You! Know Your Self

We probably get to see only the surface of most people. After all, what we know about others is often based on what they choose to show us. Yet it may be that we know scarcely more about the depths and complexities of our own selves. Using principles of...


The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health

As a special education teacher with over fifteen years’ experience, I know that educators affect thousands of students throughout their careers. Of those thousands, one in five kids lives with a mental health disorder, and one in twenty has severe emotional disabilities.

As Hiam Ginott wrote several decades ago in...


Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change

In my constant journey of self improvement I am always looking for new resources. But with the overwhelming number of self-help books available it can be challenging to know which methodology will really work or which author’s ideas for change will inspire. Open to new ways of approaching...