Great Books We Recommend
This page is a resource of some of our favorite books on psychology. Feel free to browse these to see if anything takes your fancy. Enjoy! We recommend Bookshop.org for book purchases because they support local bookstores and your community, so we would rather support them rather than large corporations.
David G Myers C. Nathan Dewall
Advance your understanding of the essential concepts of psychology today as Psychology puts detailed, applicable science into a broader human perspective to help you successfully engage with the content.
Laura Lincoln Maitland
Get ready to ace your AP U.S. Psychology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP Psychology Elite Student Edition 2020 introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and includes online help, six full-length practice tests (3 in the book and 3 online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored.
Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged – and your synapses firing.
From personality quizzes and the Rorschach Blot Test to B.F. Skinner and the stages of development, this primer for human behavior is packed with hundreds of entertaining psychology basics and quizzes you can’t get anywhere else.
Rose M. Spielman
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.
Do you want to know the techniques of Dark Psychology? Do you think someone is using manipulation methods to manage your actions? Do you feel that your life is getting out of control?If you want to understand the effects of mental manipulation, to recognize and contrast them instantly then keep reading.
Dark Psychology can be seen as the study of the human condition, in relation to the psychological nature of the different kinds of people who prey on others. The fact is that every single human being has the potential to victimize other people or other living creatures. However, due to social norms, the human conscience, and other factors, most humans tend to restrain their dark urges and to keep themselves from acting on every impulse that they have. However, there is a small percentage of the population that is unable to keep their dark instincts in check, and they harm others in seemingly unimaginable ways.
The Psychology Book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behavior. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.
Adam Cash, PsyD
Psychology For Dummies is a fun, user-friendly guide to the basics of human behavior and mental processes. In plain English―and using lots of everyday examples―psychologist Dr. Adam Cash cuts through the jargon to explain what psychology is all about and what it tells you about why you do the things you do.
With this book as your guide, you’ll: gain profound insights into human nature; understand yourself better; make sense of individual and group behaviors; explore different approaches in psychology; recognize problems in yourself and others; make informed choices when seeking psychological counseling; and much more.
Robert M. Sapolsky
From the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior, both good and bad, and an answer to the question: Why do we do the things we do?
Sapolsky’s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person’s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.