Choose one of the books on this list, or you may choose another book that is related to Psychology as long as it has been approved by the instructor. Read the book!  Please choose a book that you have not already read.  If the book has been made into a movie, you can watch it after you read. Talk to people about the book. Tell them what you like about it and what you do not like about it. Tell them about the parts that are related to Psychology.  Then write a review describing the book and sharing your opinions about it. If you watched a movie based on the book, don’t review the movie- we want to hear about the book!  But do include a paragraph comparing and contrasting the book to the movie.

    Approximately 3-5 pages typed and double spaced.
    Proper APA format is always required!
    a.      Title Page
    b.     Running Head starting in the upper left corner
    c.      Page Numbers in the upper right corner
    d.     Abstract (summary of the whole paper w/a Key Word line) page 2
    e.      In-Text Citations throughout the paper (Author's last name, year the book was published, page numbers used)
    f.        Reference page done in APA format citing the book, the web pages used, our text book, & the movie
    Take notes on the problems or symptoms that develop while you read the book, and then write this review following this format. By reading your review the reader should see depth of  understanding in your reading.


     1. Identify the book completely: author or editor, full title, publisher, and place and date of publication, fiction or nonfiction. (one line)

    2. Describe the subject and scope of the book. (paragraph overview)

    3. Give information about the author, focusing on his/her qualifications for

    writing this book.  Perhaps you could include the other books the author has written.  Use intext citation and reference your source. (one paragraph)

    4. Outline or summarize the main topic of your book. If there are a number of case studies (descriptions of a psychology patient), select several that you feel are particularly interesting and summarize these. (one page minimum)
    5. Describe whether or not the author was able to depict the psychological relationship, problem, disorder and/or therapy technique so that you understood more about it by reading this work. Use several examples/quotes to illustrate this. (List the page you are quoting from) Do not just give me quotes, but make them meaningful with your additional comments. (one page minimum)
    6. Assess the quality of the book in regard to its accuracy of psychological content.  You should reference psychological information from a reliable source.  Use in-text citation and include the source on the reference page.  (two or three paragraphs)
    7.  Identify similarities and differences to the movie.  If there is one…  (one or two paragraphs)



                         PSYCHOLOGY READING LIST
    These are only suggestions. Barnes & Noble has a terrific psychology sections should none of these strike your fancy. Any book related to psychology will work, but if you chose a book that is not on this list, just email me with a brief description of the book so I can let you know if it will not work.


    The books must meet the following 3 criteria:

    ·         Not in the English Curriculum!

    ·         At least 200 pages

    ·         Related to psychology
    You are free to choose any book that seems interesting and meets the 3 criteria.

    All books must be approved by Mr. Dupuis!

    The following is a list of possible titles that you can read, but you are not limited to this list.

    Psychology Books


    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks-case studies of patients
    • Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Fletcher Wortmann
    •  Awakenings by Oliver Sacks-treatment of catatonic schizophrenics
    • The Minds Eye-Oliver Sacks
    • My Lobotomy by Howard Dully
    •  Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain- Oliver Sacks
    • Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Aninal- Herzog
    •  Passing for Normal by Amy Wilensky-obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can by Barb Gordon-A woman dealing w/anxiety
    •  A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar-life of John Nash     
    •  Sickened by Julie Gregory-munchausen by proxy
    •  The Quiet Room by Lori Schiller-schizophrenia
    •  The Day the Voices Stopped: A Schizophrenics Journey From Madness to Hope by Ken Steele
    • An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
    • A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
    • An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks-case studies by a psychologist
    • An Unconventional Family by Sandra Lipsitz Bern
    • As Nature Made Him:  The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl by John Colapinto
    • Buzzed: The Straight Facts Aboutthe Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Kuhn, Swartzwelder and Wilson
    • Cassandra's Daughter, A History of Psychoanalysis, Joseph Schwartz
    • Dibbs, In Search Of Self, Victoria Axline
    • Don't Ask Miranda, Lila Perl
    • Girl Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
    • I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, Hannah Green
    • I'm Eve, Chris Costner Sizemore and Elen Sain Pittillo.
    • Listening to Prozac, Peter D. Kramer
    • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
    • His Bright Light by Danielle Steel- bipolar disorder
    • The Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut- schizophrenia
    • Skin Game: A Memoir by Caroline Kettlewell-self-mutilation
    •  Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain by Marilee Strong
    • Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber-multiple personalities
    • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron
    • Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbache
    • When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase-multiple personalities
    • Flowers For Alegernon, Daniel Keyes
    • Flock : The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by JOAN FRANCES CASEY
    • First Person Plural : My Life as a Multiple by Cameron West
    • Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America : A Memoir -- by Elizabeth Wurtzel
    • Witness for the Defense: The Accused, the Eyewitness and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial by ,  Elizabeth Loftus
    • Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out by Claudia L. Osborn
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Ken Kesey
    • Ordinary People, JudithGuest
    • The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing : The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Judith L. Rapoport
    • Tales From A Traveling Couch, Robert U. Akeret
    • Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky "
    • My Life Among the Serial Killers : Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers by Helen Morrison, Harold Goldberg
    • Everything in Its Place : My Trials and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Marc Summers
    • Survival of the Prettiest : The Science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff
    • Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery by Virginia L. Blum
    • The Minds Of Billy Milligan, Daniel Keyes
    • This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin
    • The Female Brain by Louann Md Brizendine
    • Look Me In the Eye  by John Elder Robinson-Asperger’s
    • Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet-genius with Aspergers
    • Broken Glass by Robert Vine-family story of personality disorder
    • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn Saks-schizophrenia
    • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell-how we think
    • Nothing Was The Same by Kay Redfield Jamison-grief and loss
    • Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley
    • Beautiful Boy by David Sheff-story of son’s addiction
    • Tweak:Growing up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff- the son’s point of view
    • The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells-parents with mental illness