2022 Hope College Faculty Books

How Do We Know Ourselves?

Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind

Dr. David Myers, Professor of Psychology

With a conversational approach and bite-sized chapters, How Do We Know Ourselves? by psychologist Dr. David Myers makes it easy to find psychology’s answers to questions ranging from why we misinterpret song lyrics to why it can be so difficult to change someone else’s — or one’s own — opinion.

Subtitled “Curiosities and Marvels of the Human Mind” and geared toward a general audience, the book has been published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers. Its 40 essays appear in three clusters: “Who Am I?,” focusing on the self; “Who Are We?,” exploring relationships; and “What in the World?,” taking a psychological eye to the larger world. Each running a quick four to six pages in length, they cover topics like “Making New Year’s Resolutions That Last,” “Judging Others and Judging Ourselves,” “The Psychology of Division,” “How to Make and Sustain Friendships,” “How Nature and Nurture Form Us,” and “The Power of Confirmation Bias and the Credibility of Belief.”

Los Documentos de la Alianza

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Dr. Wayne Brouwer, Professor of Religion Instruction

Art, Architecture, and the Moving Viewer

Unfolding Narratives circa 300-1500

Dr. Anne Heath, Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Associate Professor of Art History and Department Chair

Should Wealth Be Redistributed?

A Debate

Dr. Steven McMullen, Associate Professor of Economics

Tactics of Hope in Latinx Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Dr. Regan Postma-Montaño, Assistant Professor of English and Spanish Instruction

Dr. Jesus Montaño, Associate Professor of English

Complete Drum Methods for the Well-Rounded Drummer

Professor Robert Shipley, Assistant Professor of Music

Blind in Early Modern Japan

Disability, Medicine, and Identity

Dr. Wayne Tan, Associate Professor of History

Young Adult Literature and Spirituality

How to Unlock Deeper Understanding with Class Discussion

Dr. Deborah Vriend Van Duinen, Arnold and Esther Sonneveldt Associate Professor of Education


Free Yourself from the Traps of a Narcissistic World

Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Frost Center for Social Science Research