Recommended reading

This month we offer a short list of our members' favorite reads

By Marssa A. Harrison
Editor Recommendations
  • Flam, F. (2008). The score: The science of the male sex drive. New York, NY: Avery. 224 pages. ISBN-10: 1583333126

  • Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. New York, NY: Crown. 384 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1400052172

  • Small, G., & Vorgan, G. (2010). The naked lady who stood on her head. New York, NY: Harper Collins. 288 pages. ISBN-13: 9780062014009

  • Brelsford, G.M., Luquis, R., & Murray-Swank, N. A. (2011). College students' permissive sexual attitudes: Links to religiousness and spirituality. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 21(2), 127-236.

  • Gehlbach, H., & Brinkworth, M.E. (2011). Measure twice, cut down error: A process for enhancing the validity of survey scales. Review of General Psychology, 15(4), 380-387.

  • Lee, S.W.S., & Schwarz, N. (2011). Wiping the slate clean: Psychological consequences of physical cleansing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 307-311.

  • Legg, A. M., & Wilson, J. H. (2009). Email from professor enhances student motivation and attitudes. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 205-211.

Your Recommendations
  • Nancy Felipe Russo, Oregon State University, APA Division 1 Past President:
    Ellen J. Langer's Counterclockwise

  • Jane Halonen, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences University of West Florida:

  • Keith Stanovich's How to think straight about psychology

  • Diane Halpern's Thought and knowledge

  • Ellen J. Langer's Mindfulness

  • Robert Cialdini's Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

  • Oliver Sacks's The man who mistook his wife for a hat

  • R. Nathan Pipitone, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Adams State College:
    Harrison, MA, Shortall, J.C., Dispenza, F.D., & Gallup, G.G., Jr. (2011). You must have been a beautiful baby: Ratings of infant facial attractiveness fail to predict ratings of adult attractiveness. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 610-616.