Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lost all blogger pics

so I am not deleting all my posts and starting again here on my book blog, but I wanted to let you know all my pics are gone that I uploaded for the book covers.
I apologize for any inconvenience. I'd rather keep up the reviews either way, and move forward. All reviews moving forward will have full color pics.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Psychopath Whisperer by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD.


A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy.

We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment— how they were raised—or is there a genetic compo­nent to their lack of conscience?

This is the question Kiehl, a protégé of famed psychopath researcher Dr. Robert Hare, was deter­mined to answer as he began his career twenty years ago. To aid in his quest to unravel the psy­chopathic mind, Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations. The brains of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand other offenders have been scanned by Kiehl’s labora­tory—the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository of its kind. Over the course of The Psy­chopath Whisperer, we follow the scientific bread crumbs that Kiehl uncovered to show that the key brain structures that correspond with emotional engagement and reactions are diminished in psy­chopaths, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disorder.

In The Psychopath Whisperer, Kiehl describes in fascinating detail his years working with psy­chopaths and studying their thought processes— from the remorseless serial killers he meets with behind bars to children whose behavior and per­sonality traits exhibit the early warning signs of psychopathy.

Less than 1 percent of the general population meets the criteria for psychopathy. But psycho­paths account for a vastly outsized proportion of violent crimes. And as Kiehl shows, many who aren’t psychopaths exhibit some of the behaviors and traits associated with the condition. What do you do if you discover your roommate, or boss, or the person you are dating has traits that define a psy­chopath? And what does having a diminished limbic region of the brain mean for how the legal system approaches crimes committed by psychopaths?

A compelling narrative of cutting-edge science, The Psychopath Whisperer will open your eyes on a fascinating but little understood world, with startling implications for society, the law, and our personal lives. 

KENT A. KIEHL, PhD, is an executive science offi­cer of the nonprofit Mind Research Network and a professor of psychology, neurosciences, and law at the University of New Mexico. In addition to authoring more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed publications, Kiehl has writ­ten for Scientific American, has appeared on NPR, and was profiled by John Seabrook in The New Yorker. He currently directs five major NIH-funded projects in psychopathy and related mental illnesses. He lectures extensively to state and federal judges, lawyers, cor­rectional officials, and lay audiences about the inter­section of neuroscience and the law.

Fully enjoyed this quick read. An interesting look into the mind of a psychopath. Their thoughts. True feelings. Beliefs. 
a MUST read!

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

How to lift cars off your face (And other tips for living forever, A Practical Guide for Living Life without Limits) by Tom Cladis

How to lift cars off your face and other tips for living forever is an invitation to liberate yourself from the prison of Can't/Won't and to open your mind to the freedom of possibilities. It will challenge your comfort zone, those deeply held beliefs and convictions that cause you to drop anchor in the still waters of Status Quo. What are the things that you cannot do? Or, conversely, what are the things that you would like to be able to do?

  • Hardcover: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Sheridan Books Inc (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974231827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974231822

Never give up hope. No matter what! This is the book's message. "AIM HIGHER"
Open your mind to all possibilities. All options. You can do this!

I enjoyed this book. An inspiration for any age group. Practical thinking. Quick read!