Further reading

A round-up of some recent book extracts we've published here, with thanks to the publishers.

As part of a new and more varied approach to books coverage, we have liaised with several publishers in the past couple of years to bring you extracts from their new offerings. These tend to be online exclusives, so we thought it would be useful to collect them together here in case any have passed you by. 

Our thanks again to all the publishers involved: you can follow the links in the subheads to find more about them and the book.

If you are a publisher looking to get word of your books out, get in touch with the editor on [email protected]. Generally we prefer extracts of 2000+ words, or even full chapters, and we do not pay, but we can help you reach our international, professional and ever-growing audience (millions of web users in the past year, and shared to more than 94,000 on Twitter).

Busting myths about drugs
Suzi Gage from 'Say Why to Drugs' (Hodder & Stoughton)

The perversion of utopia
Peter Devlin from 'Malignant Narcissism and Power: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Madness and Leadership' (Routledge)

Queer approaches to depathologisation
From 'Queer Ink: A blotted history towards liberation' by Katherine Hubbard (Routledge)

Stigma and discrimination
Nathan Filer, from The Heartland

The oceanic feeling
Ewan Morrison, from Nina X (Little Brown)

On being accountable for what you do and what you don't do
From 'Shoot for the moon: Achieving the impossible with the Apollo mindset' by Richard Wiseman (Quercus)

Looking to the future
From 'Autism' by Sue Fletcher-Watson and Francesca Happe (Routledge)

Can neuroscientists read your mind?
From 'Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans' by Barbara Sahakian and Julia Gottwald

The lifespan of a dog owner
From 'The Psychology of Dog Ownership', by Theresa Barlow and Craig Roberts (Routledge) 

'When I was born, my father was already no longer there'
Sibylle Lacan, from 'A Father: Puzzle' (MIT Press)

How to succeed in your degree, with psychology…
From 'The Psychology of Effective Studying' (Routledge)

The anatomy of online grief
From 'All the Ghosts in the Machine' by Elaine Kasket, courtesy of Robinson.

'A comedian's words can throw out lifebelts'
Our editor Jon Sutton reviews 'I'm a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes us Human', by Robin Ince (Atlantic Books), and meets the author. We also publish an exclusive extract.

Do women and men talk differently?
An exclusive extract from Elizabeth Stokoe's new book 'Talk – the Science of Conversation' (published by Robinson).

The memory alchemists turning rain to gold
We meet Hilde and Ylva Østby, to hear about their 'Adventures in Memory', and run an exclusive chapter from the book (Greystones Books).

The psychology of vampires, retirement, weather and chess
Four chapters from the Routledge series 'The Psychology of Everything'

The defeat of the ninja-proof seat
From Lily Bernheimer's 'The Shaping of Us', published by Robinson.

Is isolation or networking the pathway to genius?
From 'The Genius Checklist' by Dean Keith Simonton, published by MIT Press.

Sleeping like a baby
A chapter from Alice Gregory's Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave (Bloomsbury).

When a body meets a body: fat enters the consulting room
Cheryl Fuller (Karnac)

Who am I?
A chapter from Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are, by Lucy Maddox (published by Little Brown).

War, what is it good for?
An exclusive chapter from Mismatch: How our Stone Age Brain Deceives us Every Day, by Ronald Giphart and Mark van Vugt (published by Robinson).

The awkwardness vortex
Melissa Dahl from Cringeworthy: How to make the most of uncomfortable situations, published by Bantam Press.

'Behind the mask of science is the art of narrative'
Gina Perry adapts the epilogue from her book The Lost Boys: Inside Muzafer Sherif's Robber's Cave Experiments, published by Scribe.

Work is not its own reward
Dean Burnett from The Happy Brain, published by Guardian Faber.

The seventh day
Toon Taris on recovery from work; from The Psychology of Working Life, published by Routledge. See also 'Trust and Politics' from his 'Psychology of Interpersonal Trust'.

Do you trust the police?
Ken Rotenberg; from The Psychology of Trust, published by Routledge.

You can teach an old dog new tricks
Jenny Svanberg on addiction; from The Psychology of Addiction, published by Routledge.

A peculiar disease
Joseph Jebelli on the fight against Alzheimer's; from In Pursuit of Memory, published by Hodder.

Beauty and the beast
Kathryn Mannix from With the End in Mind: Death, dying and wisdom in an age of denial, published by William Collins.

Tennis, anyone?
Adrian Owen's adventures in life and science; from Into the Grey Zone, published by Guardian Faber.

Experiences of pregnancy loss
Damien W. Riggs and Elizabeth Peel; from Critical Kinship Studies, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Questioning 'intensive attachment'
Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards and Nicola Horsley; from Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention, published by Policy Press.

Wonder Woman: the first psychological superhero
Travis Langley; from Wonder Woman Psychology, by Sterling Publishing.

Around the house (the surprising science behind everyday calamities)
Steve Casner; from Careful!, published by Macmillan.

The truth we rarely hear: From mirror to prism
Tasha Eurich; from Insight: the power of self-awareness in a deluded world, published by Macmillan.

A vaccine against bias 
Chris Chambers; from The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology, published by Princeton University Press.

The benefits and perils of the hive mind; and real super intelligence
Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach; from The Knowledge Illusion, published by Macmillan.

Who makes a good companion?
Sarita Robinson; from Doctor Who Psychology, by Sterling Publishing.

Can we think ourselves well?
Jo Marchant; from Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body, from Canongate Books.

Making a difference
Robert Sternberg et al; from Scientists Making a Difference, published by Cambridge University Press.

What some people say about what they think they think
Brian Hughes; from Rethinking Psychology, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The disengagement of morality
Albert Bandura; from Moral Disengagement, published by Macmillan Learning.

The future of thinking differently
Gail Saltz; from The Power of Different, published by Little Brown.

Being envied in organisations
W. Gerrod Parrott; from Envy at Work, published by Oxford University Press.

On not knowing the colour of a patient's eyes
Alan Corbett; from Psychotherapy with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, published by Karnac Books.

Great psychologists as parents
David Cohen; from the book published by Routledge.

Surrogacy families
Susan Golombok; from Modern Families, published by Cambridge University Press.

To hell and back: Revisiting
John Marzillier, from the book published by Little Brown.

The 'hidden partner' in art
Charles Fernyhough; from The Voices Within, published by the Wellcome Collection and Profile Books.

Despising the poor
Claudia Hammond; from Mind over Money, publlished by Canongate.

Relating to the most complex thing in the universe
Dean Burnett; from The Idiot Brain, published by Guardian Faber.

Mindfulness comes alive
Ruby Wax; from A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, published by Penguin Life.

This is improbable too
Marc Abrahams; from the book published by Oneworld.

The skeleton cupboard
Tanya Byron; from the book published by Macmillan.

As mysterious as the starry skies above me
Henry Marsh; from Do No Harm, by the Orion Publishing Group.

Great myths of the brain
Christian Jarrett; from the book published by Wiley Blackwell.

Down the culinary rabbit hole
Heston Blumenthal and Charles Spence; from The Perfect Meal, published by Wiley Blackwell.

The Secret Footballer's guide to psychology
TSF; from The Secret Footballer's Guide to the Modern Game, published by Guardian Faber.


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