William Bernstein, PhD

Psychologist and Author. Exploring the body-mind dilemma.

Body-Mind Analyzer

What if there were a way to know, at any moment, how well your brain is coping with stress and the need to make decisions? The Body-Mind Analyzer, which measures heart rate variability, does precisely that.


A Basic Theory of Neuro-psychoanalysis

A textbook that integrates a modern understanding of neuro-biology with fundamental psychological theory.

The Realisation of Concepts

The primacy of concepts in how the mind functions, with applications to psychotherapy and daily life.


A wry, witty self-help book that pokes fun at self-help books.


Recent Blog Posts

  • BioPsychoSocial
    It is hard to understand how biological, psychological, and social factors add up to produce our feelings thoughts, and overt behavior. But not impossible. It helps to remember that the mind (psycho), sits in the brain (bio), which is often in real or imagined social situations. Biologic, psychologic, and social forces work together to determine … Read more BioPsychoSocial
  • Sophistication
    I wrote a book called ‘Sophistication’. It actually was the runner up in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Co-Op competition. It was imagined to be a ‘self-help’ book. It is perhaps of some help to people wanting to make good, sophisticated decisions in life. But the book is not a typical self-help book. It makes some … Read more Sophistication
  • I Hate the Internet
    It is a cliche to start a conversation or an essay with the phrase, “I don’t know about you but…”. However, I am going to say it anyway. I don’t know about you but I really hate how life has been overtaken by the internet. I am too old to have grown up with this … Read more I Hate the Internet

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