In 2013 a new edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be published, and the American Psychiatric Association has already begun to prepare it. A number of mental health professionals are warning that the expanded diagnoses are leading to a world in which almost no
Ever find yourself daydreaming or doodling only to feel guilty for not paying attention? Well, maybe your guilt has been misplaced. The New York Times recently published an article called “Discovering the Virtues of a Wandering Mind” with the premise that daydreaming might not be so bad for you after
Two recent issues of Scientific American highlighted a number of Yale University Press science books in a competitive field of publications. Both G. A. Bradshaw’s Elephants on the Edge and John Wargo’s Green Intelligence were singled out as notable non-fiction selections in the magazine’s December round-up. This month, Saleem H.
The past two weeks’ of showers in and around the tri-state area seems to have cast YUP’s neighbors into a dour humor. On gray days like these, one remembers how much of an effect the weather can have on our moods. In their book, Seasons of Life, Russell G. Foster
Thomas Eakins was misunderstood in life, his brilliant work earned little acclaim, and hidden demons tortured and drove him. Yet the portraits he painted more than a century ago captivate us today, and he is now widely acclaimed as the finest portrait painter our nation has ever produced. This book