I just received two books I ordered from Amazon and it turns out they are essentially the books I was thinking I might write (the one even references a relatively obscure James text that I was thinking of referencing). The good news, however, is that, unlike the James text that was written 100 years ago, both of these were published in the last year. I'm not quite cutting edge, yet, but I'm getting closer to it.
Oh, the books? Why Students Don't Like to Learn and How Learning Works