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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...
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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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...
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...
Predictably Irrational
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely - Apr 27, 2010 (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 expand...
Drive
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink - Apr 05, 2011 (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...
Stumbling on Happiness
Daniel Gilbert - Mar 20, 2007 (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...
Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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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...
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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Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Oliver W. Sacks - Sep 01, 2011 (first published in 1985)
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Here Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common object...
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...
Brain Rules by John Medina
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
The Social Animal by David Brooks
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Switch by Chip Heath
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
The Dictionary of Body Language by Joe Navarro
The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris
Games People Play by Eric Berne
Sway by Ori Brafman
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman
Strangers to Ourselves by Timothy D. Wilson
Emotions Revealed, Second Edition by Paul Ekman
Made to Stick by Chip Heath
Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman
The Upside of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan
Redirect by Timothy D. Wilson
Numbers Rule Your World by Kaiser Fung
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
Man and His Symbols by Carl G. Jung
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Originals by Adam Grant
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
On Becoming a Person by Carl R. Rogers
Incognito by David Eagleman
The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making by Scott Plous
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
Evolutionary Psychology by David Buss
Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram
Abnormal Psychology by Ronald J. Comer
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Yes! by Noah J. Goldstein
Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association
Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
Brainfluence by Roger Dooley
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
The Branded Mind by Erik du Plessis
Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall
Psychology by Wayne Weiten
To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
Me, Myself, and Us by Brian R Little
Priceless by William Poundstone
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
Neuromarketing by Patrick Renvoise
The Compass of Pleasure by David J. Linden
How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric
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
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
Out of Character by David Desteno
The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog by Bruce Perry
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed