Best Popular Psychology History Books
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1. The Black Books
Author: by C. G. Jung
Until now, the single most important unpublished work by C.G. JungThe Black Books.In 1913, C.G. Jung started a unique self- experiment that he called his confrontation with the unconscious: an engagement with his fantasies in a waking state, which he charted in a series of notebooks referred to as The Black Books.
These intimate writings shed light on the further elaboration of Jung’s personal cosmology and his attempts to embody insights from his self- investigation into his life and personal relationships. The Red Book drew on material recorded from 1913 to 1916, but Jung actively kept the notebooks for many more decades.
Presented in a magnificent, seven-volume boxed collection featuring a revelatory essay by noted Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasaniilluminated by a selection of Jung’s vibrant visual worksand both translated and facsimile versions of each notebook, The Black Books offer a unique portal into Jung’s mind and the origins of analytical psychology.
Facsimile reproductions throughout
2. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Author: by Michael Lewis
Brilliant….Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason. William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics.
One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible.
In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prizewinning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
3. Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
Author: by Steve Silberman
This New York Timesbestselling book upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in society for people who think differently.What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius?
In truth, it is all of these things and moreand the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.
Going back to the earliest days of autism research, Silberman offers a gripping narrative of Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger, the research pioneers who defined the scope of autism in profoundly different ways; he then goes on to explore the game-changing concept of neurodiversity.
NeuroTribes considers the idea that neurological differences such as autism, dyslexia, and ADHD are not errors of nature or products of the toxic modern world, but the result of natural variations in the human genome. This groundbreaking book will reshape our understanding of the history, meaning, function, and implications of neurodiversity in our world.
4. The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by DK
How does memory work? Who is the “distractor” in your family? What was the “car crash” experiment? 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. With concise explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviorism, this is an ideal reference whether you’re a student, or a general reader.
It’s your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the “selfish” gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism. If you’re fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.
5. Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
Author: by Lauren Slater
Through ten examples of ingenious experiments by some of psychology’s most innovative thinkers, Lauren Slater traces the evolution of the century’s most pressing concernsfree will, authoritarianism, conformity, and morality.Beginning with B.F. Skinner and the legend of a child raised in a box, Slater takes us from a deep empathy with Stanley Milgram’s obedience subjects to a funny and disturbing re-creation of an experiment questioning the validity of psychiatric diagnosis.
Previously described only in academic journals and textbooks, these often daring experiments have never before been narrated as stories, chock-full of plot, wit, personality, and theme.
6. Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! (Adams 101)
Author: by Paul Kleinman
A hands-on approach to exploring the human mindToo 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. So whether you’re looking to unravel the intricacies of the mind, or just want to find out what makes your friends tick, Psych 101 has all the answers – even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for.
7. The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author: by Alan Watts
“The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise” (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us howin an age of unprecedented anxietywe must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life.
Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do notand cannotknow that we can learn anything truly worth knowing.
Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of writing beautifully the unwritable.’Los Angeles Times
8. A History of Modern Psychology (MindTap Course List)
Author: by Duane P. Schultz
History doesn’t have to be dull, and this book is living proof with coverage of interesting topics ranging from the controversial use of IQ tests at Ellis Island to the psychodynamics of gum chewing. A market leader for over 30 years, A HISTORY OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY has been praised for its comprehensive coverage and biographical approach.
Focusing on modern psychology, the book’s coverage begins with the late 19th century. The authors present an appealing narrative, personalizing the history of psychology by using biographical information on influential theorists, and by showing you how major events in the theorists’ lives affected their ideas, approaches, and methods.
Updates in the eleventh edition include discussions of the latest developments in positive psychology, the interpretation of dreams by computers, the use of Coca Cola as a “nerve tonic,” and many other intriguing topics. The result is a book that is as timely and relevant today as it was when it was first introduced.
9. Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Author: by Kathryn Schulz
The bestselling history of and investigation into human error by beloved New Yorker writer Kathryn SchulzBoth wise and clever, full of fun and surprise about a topic so central to our lives that we almost never even think about it.
Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New PlanetIn the tradition of The Wisdom of Crowds and Predictably Irrational, Being Wrong explores what it means to be in error, and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about most everything.
Kathryn Schulz argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. Guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from Socrates to Alan Greenspan, Being Wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the mammoth and daily variety, forever.
10. A Degree in a Book: Psychology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject … In One Book! (Degree in a Book, 1)
Author: by Alan Porter
Filled with beautiful full colour diagrams and illustrated throughout, A Degree in a Book: Psychology is a perfect introduction for students and laypeople alike. With mind maps for each chapter, definition boxes, easily digestible features on the history of psychology and suggestions for further reading, it provides you with everything you need to understand the fundamental issues.
Learning psychology has never been easier. Filled with helpful diagrams, suggestions for further reading, and easily digestible history sections, this book makes understanding the human mind easier than ever. Including the theories of Sigmund Freud, Ivan Pavlov, and many more, it covers the whole range of psychology.
By the time you finish reading this book, you will be able to answer questions like: How do we learn? Do groups make better decisions than individuals? How do we study the living brain? What are the components personality?
11. The Portable Jung (Portable Library)
Author: by C. G. Jung
This comprehensive collection of writings by the epoch-shaping Swiss psychoanalyst was edited by Joseph Campbell, himself the most famous of Jung’s American followers. It comprises Jung’s pioneering studies of the structure of the psycheincluding the works that introduced such notions as the collective unconscious, the Shadow, Anima and Animusas well as inquries into the psychology of spirituality and creativity, and Jung’s influential “On Synchronicity,” a paper whose implications extend from the I Ching to quantum physics.
Campbell’s introduction completes this compact volume, placing Jung’s astonishingly wide-ranging oeuvre within the context of his life and times.
12. Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought
Author: by Stephen A. Mitchell
The classic, in-depth history of psychoanalysis, presenting over a hundred years of thought and theories Sigmund Freud’s concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation since Freud’s death in 1939.
With Freud and Beyond, Stephen A. Mitchell and Margaret J. Black make the full scope of twentieth century psychoanalytic thinking-from Harry Stack Sullivan to Jacques Lacan; D.W. Winnicott to Melanie Klein-available for the first time. Richly illustrated with case examples, this lively, jargon-free introduction makes modern psychoanalytic thought accessible at last.
13. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Author: by Jon Ronson
In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson’s exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world’s top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry.
An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power.
He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he’s sane and certainly not a psychopath.
14. So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Author: by Jon Ronson
Now a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world’s most underappreciated forces: shame. ‘It’s about the terror, isn’t it?’ ‘The terror of what?’ I said.
‘The terror of being found out.’ For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work.
Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land.
Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it.
15. Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers (Contemporary Classics)
Author: by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Feminist Press at CUNY
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses examines how women-led healing was delegitimized to make way for patriarchy, capitalism, and the emerging medical industry. As we watch another agonizing attempt to shift the future of healthcare in the United States, we are reminded of the longevity of this crisis, and how firmly entrenched we are in a system that doesn’t work.
First published by the Feminist Press in 1973, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new and updated edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English delve into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies.
They build on their classic expos on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today’s changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.
16. Brains Explained: How They Work & Why They Work That Way | STEM Learning about the Human Brain | Fun and Educational Facts about Human Body
Author: by Alison Caldwell PhD
Curious about how billions of neurons make up your consciousness? How anxiety hijacks your body? Why Freud was such a weirdo? Whether AI will replace your therapist? This witty, enlightening book, written by a brilliant neuroscientist and clinical therapist duo, uncovers the stunningly-intricate universe of the human brain in fun, awe-inspiring detail.
Neuroscientist Alie Caldwell and clinical therapist Micah Caldwell created the YouTube channel Neuro Transmissions in 2015 with a singular mission in mind: explain the brain …Simply! Whether it’s delving into the neuroscience of street drugs or illustrating the psychology of cat behavior, Alie and Micah break down that impossibly complex organ living in your head without all the jargon.
Their first book will expose the fascinating, often shocking stories about the brain and have you ditching the dusty textbooks. This book scrutinizes the sometimes-dubious history of brain science from a modern perspective, wanders through explanations about how your senses trick you into believing some wild things, speculates about whether we’ll be able to upload our consciousness to the Matrix, and so much more.