|Author: Kailash Kumar 04 Mar 2016 Member Level: Platinum Points : 3 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
The author has not revealed his/her educational background and age etc. it is also not clear if the books are to be read as a part of some academic program or as a hobby. Therefore suggestion about some of the general books of psychology is offered which is as follows -
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
2. How We Decide - Jonah Lehrer
3. How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker
4. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz
There are many websites for online shopping of books which can be browsed by the author to select books of choice.
|Author: Partha Kansabanik 04 Mar 2016 Member Level: Diamond Points : 3 (Rs 3) Voting Score: 0|
So far as Psychology-based detective stories are concerned, I would advise the questioner to read the books of Jonathan Kellerman, of course only if he can stand those books. Kellerman writes about psychopaths who are really very difficult to identify. They commit murders and other crimes without any motive. Some of the best books of Kellerman are:-
When the bough breaks, Deception, Time bomb, Victims, Silent partner, Dr. Death, etc.
|Author: Mahesh 05 Mar 2016 Member Level: Gold Points : 4 (Rs 4) Voting Score: 0|
Here are some of the books that are often used by the psychology students. Though psychology is very vast topic and depending on the expertise area the context for book would be different. Here are some of the generic book recommendations.
1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
2. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
3. Man and His Symbols by C. G. Jung
4. The Happiness Hypothesis — Jonathan Haidt
5. Thinking Fast and Slow — Daniel Kahneman
There are plenty of other recommendation for the psychology books. I suggest you to check out the psychology peer reviewed journals. This way you can get some specific book suggestions which can help you.
|Author: Richita Dutta 20 Mar 2016 Member Level: Silver Points : 4 (Rs 4) Voting Score: 0|
If you want to study Psychology from home, this are some of the must read books you must try. While all the books below deal with human minds, but all are not purely scientific. Some of them also deal with social interactions.
1) The Social Animal
Author- Elliot Aronson
2) Influence: Science and Practice
Author:- Robert B. Cialdini
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Influence-Practice-Robert-B-Cialdini/dp/0205609996/
3) Thinking, Fast & Slow
Author:- Daniel Khaneman
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374275637
4) Switch: How to change things when change is hard
Author:- Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Switch-Change-Things-When-Hard/dp/0385528752/
5) The Art of Choosing
Author:- Sheena Iyengar
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Choosing-Sheena-Iyengar/dp/B0085RZDMK/
Author:- William Poundstone
Buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Priceless-Myth-Fair-Value-Advantage/dp/0809078813
This books will surely help you to the main concept behind psychology.