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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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Predictably Irrational
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely - 2010-04-27 (first published in 2008)
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Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded ed...
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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg - 2012-02-28
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTWith a new Afterword by the authorIn The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that...
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Stumbling on Happiness
Daniel Gilbert - 2007-03-20 (first published in 2006)
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• Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? • Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? • Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? • Why do pigeons seem to have s...
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Mistakes Were Made
Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Carol Tavris - 2007-05-07
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Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and El...
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The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink - 2011-04-05 (first published in 2009)
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The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and...
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The Paradox of Choice
Why More Is Less
Barry Schwartz - 2004-01-06
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented.As Americans, we assume that more choice mea...
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The Happiness Hypothesis
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Jonathan Haidt - 2006-12-01 (first published in 2005)
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In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives...
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The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - 2012-01-24
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
The Social Animal by David Brooks
Brain Rules by John Medina
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Switch by Chip Heath
You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
Sway by Ori Brafman
The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy D. Wilson
The Dictionary of Body Language by Joe Navarro
The Upside of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan
Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman
Redirect by Timothy D. Wilson
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman
The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making by Scott Plous
Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram
Emotions Revealed, Second Edition by Paul Ekman
Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister
The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker
Numbers Rule Your World by Kaiser Fung
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
Peak by Anders Ericsson
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung
Attached by Amir Levine
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
On Becoming a Person by Carl R. Rogers
Originals by Adam Grant
The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
Incognito by David Eagleman
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer Jr.
Choices, Values, and Frames by Daniel Kahneman
How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich
Positive Psychology In A Nutshell by Ilona Boniwell Boniwell
Inner Gold by Robert A Johnson
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Evolutionary Psychology by David Buss
The Psychology Book by
The Champion's Mind by Jim Afremow
Abnormal Psychology by Ronald J. Comer
Yes! by Noah J. Goldstein
Thinking and Deciding by Jonathan Baron
Smart Choices by John S. Hammond
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association
Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
Brainfluence by Roger Dooley
To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
The Branded Mind by Erik du Plessis
Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall
How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric
Psychology by Wayne Weiten
The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
Me, Myself, and Us by Brian R Little
Priceless by William Poundstone
Judgment in Managerial Decision Making by Max H. Bazerman
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
On Being Certain by Robert Burton
Neuromarketing by Patrick Renvoise
The Compass of Pleasure by David J. Linden
Happiness by Ed Diener
Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar
What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David Disalvo
Flourish by Martin E. P. Seligman
Psychology For Dummies by Adam Cash
Buyology by Martin Lindstrom
Psychology by Saundra K. Ciccarelli
Social Engineering by Christopher Hadnagy
The Optimism Bias by Tali Sharot
Fascinate by Sally Hogshead
Situations Matter by Sam Sommers