Books about psychology

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The study of the human psyche has been a complex and controversial branch of modern-day science. Given below is a list of books on psychology and its different aspects

The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson

This extremely popular book gives a detailed and well structured overview of psychology. The book talks about man in relation to the world around him. This is a must read for those who are interested in social psychology.

Influence: Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini

Popular among academicians as well as the business world, this book describes in detail the concept of psychology of compliance that means what are the conditions under which an individual says yes to something. The book speaks of strategies and techniques used by advertising industries. It is a result of in-depth research and experimentations.

Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

This book talks about the decisions we make in the blink of an eye. How does our brain work in these situations? Why some people are brilliant at instinctive decision making and succeed at it while others are incapable of making these decisions.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

This book deals with the radical and groundbreaking concept of “mindset”. It is not our capabilities that define our success but the mindset with which we approach situations. The book talks of how a straightforward initiative can bring about a love of learning and a buoyancy of spirit that is at the origin of huge achievements in every field.

The Everything Psychology Book by Kendra Cherry

This book explores the human psyche to determine why human beings react in a certain way. The book tries to answer basic questions like why we have a need for food, water, sex. Why we fall in love and many more. It presents real-life evidences in the light of scientific research.

Ten Interesting Things About Human Behavior by Suzanne Davis

The book presents ten aspects of human behavior and the reasons behind them. It is a fascinating quick read about the outcomes of human behavior and its significance in our daily life.

How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich

The book gives insight into critical thinking skills and teaches how to distinguish real psychological research from Psudopsychology. Well accepted in classrooms worldwide, this book teaches how to apply psychological knowledge to enhance our understanding of the world.

How to Analyze People by Aiden MCcoy

Do not believe in first impressions. Study the people yourself. This book talks of body language, behavioral patterns, effective questioning and good listening skills.

The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by Nigel Benson and Joannah Ginsburg

This is an ultimate book of reference. The book explains complex theoretical and experimental foundations of psychology through simple graphics and illustrations. The author speaks of psychological studies through ages from the time psychology was just a nondescript part of philosophy to mode day, ground breaking experiments in behavioral psychology.

Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg

The book talks of the application of psychology to different domains like cultural, legal and industrial fields. The book is a hundred years old story of a society that was entirely different from the one where we live today, where they did not believe in the concept of feminism and rape.

 The Science of Human Nature: A Psychology for Beginners by William Henry Pyle

This timeless classic is a study of human nature and behavior patterns. It definitely has its roots in philosophy and social ideology. It covers the basic areas of psychology concentrating mainly on behavioral psychology.

 

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