See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the PSYCHOLOGY category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.

Dementia Together: How to Communicate to Connect
2021 Finalist

Author: Pati Bielak-Smith

Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press

ISBN: 978-1-934336-18-2

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A practical guide to building and sustaining healthy relationships with someone experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer's or another dementia - This book is for family members, friends, spouses, caregivers, and those who simply care. There are ways to communicate that result in greater capacity to receive as well as to provide both warm connection and practical collaboration. Living with dementia gives everyone an opportunity to grow their hearts bigger.

Lean and Strong: Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts
2021 Finalist

Author: Josh Hillis

Publisher: On Target Publications

ISBN: 978-1-931046-40-4

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Current research on the psychology of eating behavior is synthesized into a new system of skill-based eating. Contextual behavioral science is applied to both behavioral weight loss and mindful strength training. Skill-based eating emerges as an alternative to rigid dieting that provides increased effectiveness and a positive effect on well-being.

Warrior: How to Support Those Who Protect Us
2021 Finalist

Author: Shauna Springer, PhD

Publisher: Armin Lear Press

ISBN: 978-1-7321678-1-0

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In Warrior, Dr. Shauna Springer offers a glimpse how our bravest citizens may struggle and draws from the experiences of our warfighters to help us understand true courage and the bonds of love that keep all of us in the fight.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the PSYCHOLOGY category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Mona Delahooke, PhD

Publisher: PESI Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-6837311-9-1

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A new approach to understanding and solving children’s behavioral challenges, featuring neuroscience-based tools and techniques to promote psychological resilience and create satisfying, secure relationships.

Echo of the Unconscious in Painting: A Case Study
2020 Silver Winner

Authors: Naum G.Itkin, MD, PhD and Susanne Schuenke, PhD

Publisher: ARTE Press LLC

ISBN: 978-1-7322205-1-5

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With the psycho-analytic approach, we discovered: personal and universal information unconsciously coded in the artworks through allegorical, metaphorical, and symbolic meanings of form, color, and composition.

Independent Judgment and Introspection: Fundamental Requirements of the Free Society
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Jerry Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Kirkpatrick Books

ISBN: 978-0-9787803-5-7

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Explores the role of introspection in developing and maintaining a psychology of independence and the relation of both to mental health, happiness, and political freedom.

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