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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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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...
Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - Aug 07, 2008 (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 sales...
Mistakes Were Made
Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Carol Tavris - May 07, 2007
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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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Glenn BeckPeter Attia
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - Jun 01, 2006 (first published in 1946)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
The Happiness Hypothesis
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Jonathan Haidt - Dec 01, 2006 (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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Joe RoganDerek Sivers
Brain Rules
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
John Medina - Mar 07, 2008
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Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy ...
The Social Animal
Elliot Aronson - Feb 18, 2018 (first published in 1972)
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Focusing on research to introduce modern social psychology, Social Animal takes the patterns and motives of human behavior to analyze distinct topics like terrorism, conformity, obedience, politics, race relations, advertising, war, interpersonal attraction, and the power of religious cults....
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Ramit Sethi
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves
Dr. Dan Ariely - Jun 18, 2013
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The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves.Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat?How do companies pave the way for dishonesty?Does col...
The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk M.D. - Sep 08, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical viole...
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Heidi N. Moore
The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - Sep 01, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages....
The Happiness Advantage
How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life
Shawn Achor - Jun 05, 2019 (first published in 2010)
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Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we'll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology ha...
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Tai Lopez
The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman
Emotions Revealed, Second Edition by Paul Ekman
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association
Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Evolutionary Psychology by David Buss
The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making by Scott Plous
Positive Psychology In A Nutshell by Ilona Boniwell Boniwell
Inner Gold by Robert A Johnson
Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Give and Take by Adam Grant
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Peak by Anders Ericsson
Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom
The Brain by David Eagleman
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Mastery by George Leonard
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? by Dr. Karyl McBride
Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
Attached by Amir Levine
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso
The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung
Your Brain at Work by David Rock
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
The Evolving Self by Robert Kegan
Evil by Roy Baumeister
Relentless by Tim S. Grover
THE TELL- TALE BRAIN by RAMACHANDRAN V. S
The Undiscovered Self by C. G. Jung
Great Thinkers by The School of Life
Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson
In Sheep's Clothing by Dr. George K. Simon
How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
Not "Just Friends" by Shirley P. Glass
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert Moore
Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
We by Robert A. Johnson
Fascinate by Sally Hogshead
How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Awareness by Anthony De Mello
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Mastery by Robert Greene
Models by Mark Manson
The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Trauma And Recovery by Judith L. Herman
The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Into the Magic Shop by James R. Doty MD
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath
Range by David Epstein
A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
This Naked Mind by Annie Grace
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron
Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
Together by Vivek H Murthy M.D.
The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Psycho-Cybernetics Deluxe Edition by Maxwell Maltz
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza