The Top 20 Best Psychology Books To Read

The brain works in mysterious ways, but they can be explained if one is a physicist.

I’m not sure why they’re talking.

What you have to do is to understand everything you can about your brain. Then you’ll understand how to use it to reach your goals.

The scientific approach to understanding the workings of the human brain is incredibly interesting. It can lead to many a discoveries and help us understand why we think and behave the way we do.

The science behind this is that you need to understand how the brain works and how various types of thinking patterns affect your behavior and life. If you want to change something in the way you think, you need to study it scientifically.

Top 20 Best Psychology Books for 2021

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If you’re serious about yourself getting amazing things in life, here are some of the books you should be reading.

1. Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The book ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ was written by the famous author Daniel Kahneman. He is one of the most prestigious researchers in psychology.

What Kahneman is saying here is that we cannot make rational decisions if we are thinking in a faster way, and thus the decisions we make are wrong.

This book helps you to understand your thought process, and allows you to use this knowledge to your advantage. Furthermore, it will help you to adopt good habits, and improve your performance.

There are two things I love to do.

2. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


Habit is a bad habit to be sure. When it comes to the habit of eating, I try to make changes daily. I try to eat every 3 hours (I’m no longer a breakfast eater, but lunch and dinner!). This helps me keep my food intake under control.

It’s important to understand how habits work before you can change them.
Duhigg tells the story of two guys named James and Mark. They were friends who both wanted to quit smoking.

This book is an essential resource for anyone who is serious about using habits to their advantage.

3. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Well, we make up a bunch of reasons, then we choose the one which makes the most sense. But really, we choose the one that makes us feel good about our lives.

When you look at the world through the lens of incentives, you find that we don’t make logical choices.

Ariely explains that if we are able to systematically predict the actions of others, we can predict a lot of things about their behavior.

The person who’s going to do the most damage is a predictable person. That’s the best way.

4. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Influence is a great read for any entrepreneur that wants to learn how to get more influence.

Now, I bet you’ve heard this before and you probably already know very well how to be persuasive. But the truth is, not many people really know how to be persuasive.

Cialdini claims that one of the most important human instincts is seeking approval.
The way to get people’s approval is to make them feel valuable.
He also explains that the word “Yes” is one of the most powerful words in the English language because it comes with a built in positive frame.

Persuasion is based on certain principles; this book will teach you all six of them.

5. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

I read an interesting book on how we all think without really thinking.

What I mean by that, is that your brain often makes split-second decisions to not really think about the decision that you have made.

The book’s a bit more than an overview of a bunch of Blink-related scientific ideas, and is a collection of live examples of how people can make decisions within seconds and then act on them.

It looks like the authors provide a quick and easy to read guide to decision-making that helps us as individuals and as a society make better decisions.

6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

The Heaths put together this incredible book titled The Secret Life of the Brain. In it, they discuss the conflict between two different systems in our brain and how they relate to our emotions.

Our emotional and rational minds are constantly competing with each other. They are both constantly trying to control us and everything we do.

This book is a great psychology book to be reading this year. It’s full of great information for those who want to know exactly how they should approach different situations.

7. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness is about Psychology. It deals with happiness. It deals with the science of happiness and how it works.

This book is full of ways to help you stay on track, by making the most of your past experience, so that you are more likely to create, in the present, the future that you want.

Thinking is discussed within this book as core topics. It is about imaginary, illusion, and misconception.

8. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman

I’m not sure how to explain EQ, but I think it has to do with the way you behave in social situations. Like if you have a natural disposition to be kind and considerate of other people, you can have EQ. I don’t know if it’s a learned skill, but people with EQ are sometimes the ones that are most likely to be considered socially “well-adjusted” in certain situations.

While being logical and rational is important, emotional intelligence will greatly improve your abilities to be happy and successful.

Having a relationship with the wrong person can be the most devastating thing to happen to someone.

Emotional intelligence is a part of the wider concept of self-awareness, self-regulation and self-management.

9. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Heidt

Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist, wrote a book where he studies the world. He studied the world’s wisdom. The wisdom people have. The wisdom of ancient people.

“A person is more likely to obey a law that he or she thinks is right and to do the opposite of that which he or she believes to be wrong.”

This is something I don’t think I’ve ever fully appreciated before!

We can’t always avoid life-threatening situations and challenges but we can always learn and improve ourselves.

10. The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less by Barny Schwartz

The concept behind the ‘Paradox of Choice’ is for people to understand the impact of having too many choice.

All the simple decisions can be made in the past, but in today’s world, every complex decision is becoming a lot more difficult.

You can be on the internet, you can be on a chat room, you can be on a chat group and you can be on a discussion board or you can be on Facebook. It’s all part of the same thing.

This book will get you to think, it will make you think about what you believe in, and how that shapes your actions. I can’t say more without spoiling the book, however I would say this is definitely one of the best books I have read in a while.

11. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie is a famous American author who has written several books including How to Win Friends and Influence People.

The title is a tongue-in-cheek response to the self-help classic “How to Win Friends” by Dale Carnegie that has seen three editions this century.

The book you just recommended, “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a great book.

12. Evolutionary Psychology: The Science of the Mind by David Buss

An evolutionary psychology book talks about human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology.

The Evolutionary Psychology course deals with the concepts of evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology. Students in the course will be able to apply the many insights of these sciences to various topics of the social sciences, including human behavior, social cognition, and personality.

I love how he makes investing so simple, it’s actually a great book for anyone who wants to invest.

13. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Professor Dawkins explains that evolution is a battle for resources.

His imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience but galvanized the biology community at the time. This was the first book to bring in the insights of modern genetics and other areas of biology.

What the book did was it gave us the idea that you were doing something wrong. You’re trying to fix what’s wrong. Which is not the right thing to be doing. We should be trying to fix what’s right.

14. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister & John Tierney

Yes, it seems like I always have the willpower to do things.

Baumeister & Tierney are helping people resurrect their willpower by writing this book.

With the book, you also learn how to set long-term and short-term goals, write down what you want, and be more disciplined with your time and your finances.

When you have at least one copy of each of the books mentioned above, this is a must-have skill.

15. Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley

Kevin Horsley is a guy who set a world record for remembering information. He has created a memory machine to help you increase your ability to store information.

I had a list of more than 2000 facts and was looking for someone who could help me improve my memory by recalling those facts and writing them down. When I found out about this book, I was skeptical, but was still intrigued enough to test it out.

– I’m sure you should get all of the answers you need and not get too excited about the others. So, go and check them out and maybe you’ll get some help!

16. Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman

The first 4 chapters describe the basics of Buffett’s investing strategy. You need to read these chapters first.

Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 are all about diversification.

If you want to learn about finance, you should learn about business, and if you want to learn about business, you should learn decision making.

I have read that it’s one of the best psychology books to read. However, I’m not sure I agree with this.

17. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

I think this book was really good because it told you exactly what the author had learned from the experiences he had. But I didn’t really like the way this book was written. He wrote it all up front without much explanation on things like the law of attraction. If you want more details, like how he created the millionaire mindset, then I recommend you read another of my books.

The basic assumption of Psycho-Cybernetics is that each of us operates out of the belief that we will be rewarded for our efforts.

The information offered here will make you a better person, because you will have the knowledge and capability to succeed in areas of your life you never thought you could.

18. What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro

The only way to truly read your body the fastest is to really absorb the message that is being delivered.

The book gives some interesting examples of the social and sexual aspects of people and how to get the most benefit out of them.

You will probably be surprised at the knowledge you pick up, this book will definitely teach you a lot. So I would definitely recommend picking up a copy if you want to know more about speed reading.

19. The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

The First 20 Hours gives you a complete course in the first 20 hours.

The Third 20 Hours covers things like how to effectively use various programs and tools, as well as how to manage your time effectively.

It is very important for you to understand this fact and incorporate it into your decision making. This is a very difficult and challenging time. But if you can apply it, it can make the difference between success and failure.

Not every skill you learn will help you to get your dream job but every skill you learn will make you a better engineer.

Kaufman breaks this down into very simple steps that can be applied to anything. His philosophy and methodology is the best there is for getting to that Aha moment that you want. The trick is not to buy books–just start doing it!

20. Nudge by Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein

This book covers the topic of choices and decisions. It is an easy-to-read book which will come in handy for every day life.

With an understanding of what you should be doing in your life and the necessary techniques to implement them in your personal life, you can make better decisions towards your health, wealth, and happiness.

Get this book and your life will be the most amazing it has been before!


The books you should get to read this year if you want to better understand human psychology.

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