Robinson Psychology at the Little, Brown Book Group has acquired two new titles: Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are by clinical psychologist Lucy Maddox and Good For Nothing: Understanding The Best And Worst Of Human Nature by neuroscientist Abigail Marsh.
Madox's Blueprint is "a captivating explanation of the juiciest ideas from child psychology" for parents and non-parents alike in a blend of cutting edge research, everyday experience and clinical examples from the field of developmental psychology to explain how our early years influence who we become as adults. Editorial director Andrew McAleer acquired world English language rights to the title from James Wills at Watson, Little. Maddox has worked with children and adolescents as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for 10 years and also worked on the BBC TV series Child of Our Time.
Marsh's title meanwhile investigates the two extremes of altruism and psychopathy. McAleer acquired UK and Commonwealth English language rights to the title from Marilia Savvides at Peters, Fraser and Dunlop. Marsh is an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, and her work has been covered in The Times, Slate, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Economist and New York Magazine.
McAleer said: “Psychology as a discipline can often fail to make classic and important studies available and accessible to a wide audience. Lucy Maddox is a terrific communicator who brings those key studies from the field of developmental psychology to life in a witty, clear and engaging way. Everyone can learn something about themselves from this book.
"Good For Nothing meanwhile is an important contribution to fundamental questions about good and evil in human behaviour, and whether our brains predetermine on which side of the fence we will fall. Abigail Marsh adds a strong personal story to this debate, and brings studies and case examples alive in a gripping way. It is terrific to have her too on the Robinson list.”
Robinson Psychology will publish Good For Nothing: Understanding The Best And Worst Of Human Nature in September 2017 and Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are in March 2018.