Best Popular Applied Psychology Books
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1. Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are
Author: by Megan Logan MSW LCSW
Published at: Rockridge Press; Workbook edition (September 29, 2020)
Unlock the life-changing power of self-love with this workbook for women In a woman’s journey toward realizing her full potential, embracing self-love is a powerful step. The Self-Love Workbook for Women empowers women to focus on their own emotional health and make positive changes by nurturing self-compassion.
By building better relationships with themselves, women can develop the confidence they need to take on the world. Witty prompts, quizzes, and creative activities designed by therapist Megan Logan make it fun to build self-care habits. Proven therapeutic tools and insightful writing exercises put women in touch with their thoughts and feelings and help them let go of doubt.
Full of warm affirmations, this workbook encourages women to develop a positive mindset that will move them toward greater self-esteem and happiness. Deepen self-love and grow stronger as a woman with the help of this interactive workbook.
2. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Author: by Daniel Kahneman
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones-“a tour de force (New York Times). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patientsor that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime.
Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicantsor that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday.
These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical. In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection.
3. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Author: by Jordan B. Peterson
Published at: Random House Canada; Later prt. edition (January 23, 2018)
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods?
What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
4. Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion
Author: by Robert B Cialdini PhD
The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasiona renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies soldnow revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert CialdiniNew York Times bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasionexplains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings.
Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science. You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuaderand just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts.
5. Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life
Author: by Jordan B. Peterson
Portfolio (March 2, 2021)
The companion volume to 12 Rules for Life offers further guidance on the perilous path of modern life. In 12 Rules for Life, clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions of readers impose order on the chaos of their lives.
Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers twelve more lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes. In a time when the human will increasingly imposes itself over every sphere of lifefrom our social structures to our emotional statesPeterson warns that too much security is dangerous.
What’s more, he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us how to rely instead on our instinct to find meaning and purpose, evenand especiallywhen we find ourselves powerless.
While chaos, in excess, threatens us with instability and anxiety, unchecked order can petrify us into submission. Beyond Order provides a call to balance these two fundamental principles of reality itself, and guides us along the straight and narrow path that divides them.
6. A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free
Author: by Shefali Tsabary
HarperOne (May 18, 2021)
The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet.
Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.
7. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Author: by Daniel Kahneman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Major New York Times bestsellerOver two million copies soldSelected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientDaniel Kahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our MindsIn his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 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. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacationeach of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.
8. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
Author: by Robert B. Cialdini
The widely adopted, now classic book on influence and persuasiona major national and international bestseller with more than four million copies sold! In this highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Dr. Robert B. Cialdinithe seminal expert in the field of influence and persuasionexplains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations.
You’ll learn the six universal principles of influence and how to use them to become a skilled persuaderand, just as importantly, how to defend yourself against dishonest influence attempts:Reciprocation: The internal pull to repay what another person has provided us.
Commitment and Consistency: Once we make a choice or take a stand, we work to behave consistently with that commitment in order to justify our decisions. Social Proof: When we are unsure, we look to similar others to provide us with the correct actions to take.
And the more, people undertaking that action, the more we consider that action correct. Liking: The propensity to agree with people we like and, just as important, the propensity for others to agree with us, if we like them. Authority: We are more likely to say yes to others who are authorities, who carry greater knowledge, experience or expertise.
9. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
Author: by Elaine N. Aron
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Are you a highly sensitive person? Discover how to better understand yourself and create a fuller, richer life with the help of a clinical psychologist. To say this book changed my life would be an understatement. I am forever grateful to Elaine Aron.
Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter, activist Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you too shy or too sensitive according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you?
If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the highly sensitive person, it’s a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations.
In The Highly Sensitive Person, you will discover: Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships Tips on how to deal with over-arousal Information on medications and when to seek help Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit Drawing on many years of research and hundreds on interviews, The Highly Sensitive Person will change the way you see yourselfand the world around you
10. No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life
Author: by Robert A. Glover
Running Press Adult
Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! Landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O’Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness.
It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.
11. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Author: by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON ‘FLOW’ THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESSLegendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow.
During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi (“the leading researcher into flow states'” Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives.”Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity.” Time
12. CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders
Author: by Lisa Phifer
PESI Publishing & Media
The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you’ll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat: – Trauma – ADHD – Autism – Anxiety – Depression – Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles.
Step-by-step, you’ll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children. Client Activities are created for the child to do themselves either in-session or as homework. Whether supervised by the therapist or their caregiver, they will be able to do the activity at any age or stage in the treatment process.
13. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: by Don Norman
Design doesn’t have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door.
The fault, argues this ingenious – even liberating – book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.
The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.
14. Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success
Author: by Ron Friedman
For readers of Atomic Habits, Deep Work, and Peak comes a game-changing approach to mastering new skills and succeeding faster. For generations, we’ve been taught there are two ways to succeedeither from talent or practice. In Decoding Greatness, award-winning social psychologist Ron Friedman illuminates a powerful third pathone that has quietly launched icons in a wide range of fields, from artists, writers, and chefs, to athletes, inventors, and entrepreneurs: reverse engineering.
To reverse engineer is to look beyond what is evident on the surface and find a hidden structure. It’s the ability to taste an intoxicating dish and deduce its recipe, to listen to a beautiful song and discern its chord progression, to watch a horror film and grasp its narrative arc.
Using eye-opening examples of top performersfrom Agatha Christie to Andy Warhol, Barack Obama to Serena Williamsand groundbreaking research on pattern recognition, skill acquisition, and creative genius, Friedman reveals the staggering power of reverse engineering and teaches you how to harness this vital skill for yourself.
15. What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People
Author: by Joe Navarro
William Morrow Paperbacks
Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to “speed-read” people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors.
You’ll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person’s true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro’s professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world…
He says that’s his best offer.Is it? She says she agrees.Does she? The interview went greator did it? He said he’d never do it again.But he did.
16. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Revised and Expanded): The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Lack of Focus, Anger, and Memory Problems
Author: by Daniel G. Amen M.D.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this completely revised and updated edition, neuropsychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen includes effective “brain prescriptions” that can help heal your brain and change your life. Perfection in combining leading-edge brain science technology with a proven, user-friendly, definitive, and actionable road map to safeguard and enhance brain health and functionality.
David Perlmutter, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain In Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D., includes new, cutting-edge research gleaned from more than 100,000 SPECT brain scans over the last quarter century and scientific evidence that your anxiety, depression, anger, obsessiveness, or impulsiveness could be related to how specific structures work in your brain.
Dr. Amen’s brain prescriptions will help you: To quell anxiety and panic: Use simple breathing techniques to immediately calm inner turmoil To fight depression: Learn how to kill ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and use supplements targeted to your brain type To curb anger: Follow the Amen anti-anger diet and learn the nutrients that calm rage To boost memory: Learn the specific steps and habits to decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease that can help you today To conquer impulsiveness and learn to focus: Develop total focus with the One-Page Miracle To stop obsessive worrying: Follow the get unstuck writing exercise and learn other problem-solving exercises You’re not stuck with the brain you’re born with.