15 Best Psychology Books in April 2020
While we can continuously learn more about the world that seems external to us, it’s challenging to discover our inner world, and we all wondering what’s going on inside our brains? And Where do ideas come from? And why we do what we do in life? And why The mind works in mysterious ways?
Well, If you want the answers, you’re in the right place!
Here is a list of 15 best Psychology Books that will help you to understand precisely how our brains work.
“The psychology of influence” used to be recognized and suggested as amongst the best textbooks on social psychology, conflict management, and management by all Western, and now domestic psychologists.
The book of Robert Cialdini has sustained four editions in the USA; its circulation exceeded one and a half million copies. This work, which captivates the reader with a light style and effective presentation of the material, is nevertheless, a serious work in which the mechanisms of motivation, assimilation of information and decision-making are analyzed at the most advanced scientific level.
In this book, the goal of Daniel Kahneman is to make perception, psychology, decision making, irrationality, judgment errors, cognitive science, intuition, statistics, uncertainty, illogical thinking, actions, and behavioral economy for the masses. Exercising the learning in this book can teach us to think harder, more clearly, and with less cognitive illusions.
This book about motivation. About what motivates people to outstanding results. Perhaps you thought: well, of course – this is money. In his provocative bestseller, Daniel Pink convincingly proves that in the information age, the behavioral motivation system based only on the reward for achieving a result has become not just useless, but in some cases, it does harm to employees and the company.
4-Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by (Dan Ariely)
Dan Ariely is one of the leading experts in behavioral economics. Today he teaches at Duke University (USA) and is also the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. After reading the book, you will find out the answers to these and many other questions that affect your personal and business life, as well as your attitude to the world around you. This book is about what determines the economic behavior of each of us and forms the world economy as a whole. It is about irrationality.
Bestseller book (almost a thousand reviews on Amazon and a high rating) about why some ideas become viral and known, and some don’t. The book will be useful not only to marketers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Practically everyone needs it – to learn to state their thoughts and give working arguments clearly. Some of the things that are described in the book seem obvious when you read about them.
6-The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone—Especially Ourselves by (Dr. Dan Ariely)
This book is incredible; it shows how others deceive us, how we deceive ourselves, etc. In a country like Brazil, where the (negative) culture of always taking advantage and solving things in the way is valued, reading the book is fundamental. The cool thing is that the author, in addition to writing very well, shows some simple (tested) solutions to increase the level of honesty of people. Compared with non-signers, the number of cheating responses was much lower.
This book is a true and in-depth study of habits. But in addition to showing how they work, author Charles Duhigg can also explain how they can be transformed. And between us, having total control of the actions, whether customs or not, facilitates various aspects of life. Want to see? Being able to change the habit of picking up the lift, the habit of climbing stairs, and doing more exercise can influence your future health.
8-Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by (Carol Tavris)
This book highlights with a bright spotlight on how and why states, organizations, and people fall into dangerous and complicated situations. Tevres and Aronson do not let any of us get off the hook, but they teach us not to fall on this hook again and again. One of the most necessary and important books in our time. This book is required for all psychotherapists. It explains not only why many clients cannot get out of the vicious circle of self-justification in which they are stuck, but also how to find and correct errors in our clinical practice.
Most malware and client-side attacks have a social engineering component to deceive the user and let the ‘evil faces’ come in. You can fix technical vulnerabilities, but there is no fix for human stupidity – rather, for ‘naivety.’ Chris will show how this is done, revealing the social engineering techniques applied by today’s invaders. This book will help you gain better insight into recognizing these types of attacks.
The book is not about the struggle between good and evil. Well, here, unfortunately, much less. Zimbardo returns to his famous Stanford prison experiment, where his research on the nature of human evil originates. However, at the end of the book, his program on resistance to undesirable influences sounds encouraging and quite confident.
The collection includes the author’s works, which highlight issues important to everyone: the meaning of life and death, love and suffering, freedom and responsibility, humanism and religion, etc. Much attention in the collection is given to issues of psychotherapy.
What is the mind? How did he evolve? How does it allow us to see, to think, to have feelings, to interact with others, to play, and to experience aesthetic emotions? Steven Pinker, one of the beacons of cognitive science, approaches, with the humor and inventiveness that made his celebrity, these ambitious theoretical problems, through a host of daily questions: why does a face makeup naturally seduce us? Why does the idea of eating worms disgust us? Why do crazy people also fall in love? Why do we like painting and music?
The most powerful and accessible synthesis to date on what neuroscience can tell us today about ourselves. Steven Pinker is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Instinct of Language.
In his cult book, the eminent scientist Mihai Ciksikentmihayi presents a completely new approach to the topic of happiness. Happiness for him is akin to inspiration, and the state when a person is completely absorbed in an interesting affair, in which he maximizes his potential, Chikzentmikhaii calls the stream.
The author analyzes this fruitful state on the example of representatives of various professions and discovers that the emotional upliftment experienced by artists, artists, musicians is available in any business.
“Atomic Habits,” from the free translation “Atomic Habits,” was published in 2018 in the United States by Avery Publishing. Quickly, it caught the attention of renowned authors and became a bestseller by the New York Times. With simple writing full of practical examples, author James Clear suggests in the book guidelines for disregarding bad routines and developing good ones, all through the improvement and identification of habits.
An extraordinary book that has the power to change forever the way introverts see themselves and perhaps more importantly, how other people see them. The author presents us with stories of successful introverts and offers invaluable advice on how timid people can take advantage of their characteristics. In The Power of the Stills, Susan Cain also contemplates introverted children in a special chapter with tips for parents and teachers.