Top 20 books on psychology

Top 20 books on psychology

Top 20 books on psychology.

Looking for good psychology books? This is my list of the best psychology books of all-time.

This will help you to:

  • Understand how our brain works.
  • Make better decisions.
  • Read people’s body language.
  • Think more clearly.
  • Improve your memory.
  • Adopt good habits.
  • Influence people.
  • Make friends and strong connections with people.
  • Become more persuasive.
  • Become more productive.

1. PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL –By Dan Ariely

Top 20 books on psychology
Predictably Irrational

This book challenges the common misconception that we naturally act in very rational ways. Ariely explains that all the decisions we make are systematic and predictable.

2. THINKING FAST AND SLOW –by Daniel Kahneman

Top 20 books on psychology
Thinking Fast and Slow

This book explains in detail the two systems that control how we think and act. System 1 – Thinking Fast    System 2 – Thinking slow

3. THE PSYCHOLOGY INFLUENCE OF PERSUASION –By Robert Cialdini

Top 20 books on psychology
The Psychology Influence of Persuasion

This book explains exactly what makes people say the word “Yes”, and how can apply this understanding to any situation in your life.

There are 6 principles involved in any type of persuasion, and this book teaches them all.

4. BLINK–by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink
Blink

This book explains how our brains often make split-second decisions without truly thinking about them.

Awesome read for anyone looking to improve decision-making skills, and learn more about the science behind making these decisions.

5. SWITCH: HOW TO CHANGE THINGS WHEN CHANGE IS HARD –By Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Switch
Switch

This book is on the confliction between the different systems in our brain.

  1.   Emotional mind
  2. Rational mind

  Both of which constantly compete with each other in everything we do.

6. STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS –By Daniel Gilbert

Top 20 books on psychology
Stumbling oh Happiness

You’ll find some incredible insights on human’s abilities to predict the future, as well as whether or not we’re able to confidently predict whether we’ll like it or not once we get there.

Imagination, illusion and misconception are the core topics.

7. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE –By Daniel Goleman

Top 20 books on psychology
Emotional Intelligence

This book explains why emotional intelligence is important not just in your relationship but within your career and your own physical and mental health.

8. THE HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS –By Jonathan Haidt

Top 20 books on psychology
The Happiness Hypothesis

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”, or “ what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” – can enrich even transform our lives.

9. THE POWER OF HABIT –By Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit

This book goes into deep detail on the science behind habits, and why they exist. Also explains the major steps to changing your habits for the better.

10. THE PARADOX OF CHOICE: WHY MORE IS LESS –By Barry Schwartz

Top 20 books on psychology
The Paradox of Choice

Now everyday decisions have become much more complex. As a result, people take more time to make up mind. We’re wasting time.

This book takes a look behind the science of choice, and why more choice is not always a good thing.

11. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE –By Dale Carnegie

Top 20 books on psychology
How to Win Friends and Influence People

It covers the fundamental principles in dealing with people, making them like you, influencing them and winning them over. A classic masterpiece!

12. OUTLIERS –By Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers
Outliers

Gladwell developed “10000-hour rule” on how one achieves a high level of success. Whether you’re musician, athlete or anything. If you want to become world-class at it, this book is for you.

13. QUIET –By Susan Cain

Quiet
Quiet

Cain argues that modern culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people, leading to “a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

14. HOW THE MIND WORKS –By Steven Pinker

Top 20 books on psychology
How the Mind Works

 The human mind’s poorly understood functions. It covers subjects as vision, emotion, feminism, the meaning of life.

15. UNLIMITED MEMORY –By Kevin Horsley

Top 20 books on psychology
Unlimited Memory

This book will teach you how to improve your memory significantly, work ethic, reliability and success in whatever you do.

16. BRAIN RULES –By John Medina

Top 20 books on psychology
Brain Rules

This book consists of 12 chapters which try to demonstrate how our brain works.

17. FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE –By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow
Flow

I recommend Flow to anyone who wants to achieve the peak of life –at work and elsewhere.

18. PSYCHO CYBERNETICS –By Maxwell Maltz

Top 20 books on psychology
Psycho-Cybernetics

The idea behind this book is that before we can start achieving all our goals, we first have to develop a perception of the outcomes we expect to reach.

Through this philosophy, we can start succeeding in multiple areas of your life.

19. WHATEVER BODY IS SAYING –By Joe Navarro

Top 20 books on psychology
Whatever Body is Saying

This book explains very interesting bodily behaviours which you should be able to apply to your advantage when in real-life situations with people.

20. NUDGE –By Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Top 20 books on psychology
Nudge

Very straight book covering choices and decisions.

You can learn to make better decisions towards your health, wealth and happiness.

Thanks for reading, this was my top 20 books on psychology.

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