The Psychology Reading List

The Psychology Reading List

Books taken from books shelved as psychology on Goodreads. Ranked by number of times.

1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Shelved 2,917 times | Published in 2011)

2. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Shelved 2,537 times | Published in 1946)

3. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (Shelved 2,450 times | Published in 2005)

4. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks (Shelved 1,994 times | Published in 1985)

5. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (Shelved 1,553 times | Published in 2008)

6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (Shelved 1,551 times | Published in 2000)

7. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (Shelved 1,544 times | Published in 2011)

8. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Shelved 1,388 times | Published in 1990)

9. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud (Shelved 1,223 times | Published in 1899)

10. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (Shelved 1,022 times | Published in 1995)

11. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink (Shelved 926 times | Published in 2008)

12. The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip G. Zimbardo (Shelved 921 times | Published in 2007)

13. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (Shelved 759 times | Published in 1993)

14. The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm (Shelved 748 times | Published in 1956)

15. Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung (Shelved 730 times | Published in 1961)

16. The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout (Shelved 728 times | Published in 2005)

17. The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck (Shelved 715 times | Published in 1978)

18. You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself by David McRaney (Shelved 711 times | Published in 2011)

19. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck (Shelved 689 times | Published in 2006)

20. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (Shelved 653 times | Published in 2007)

21. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer (Shelved 641 times | Published in 2009)

22. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (Shelved 639 times | Published in 1962)

23. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (Shelved 624 times | Published in 2011)

24. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Shelved 622 times | Published in 2002)

25. How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker (Shelved 621 times | Published in 1997)

26. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey (Shelved 618 times | Published in 1989)

27. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal (Shelved 613 times | Published in 2011)

28. Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities by Flora Rheta Schreiber (Shelved 610 times | Published in 1973)

29. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz (Shelved 604 times | Published in 2004)

30. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks (Shelved 585 times | Published in 2007)

31. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron (Shelved 580 times | Published in 1996)

32. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Shelved 578 times | Published in 2012)

33. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1) by Steven D. Levitt (Shelved 575 times | Published in 2005)

34. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer (Shelved 573 times | Published in 2011)

35. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown (Shelved 568 times | Published in 2010)

36. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt (Shelved 563 times | Published in 2005)

37. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge (Shelved 560 times | Published in 2007)

38. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray (Shelved 540 times | Published in 1998)

39. On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy by Carl R. Rogers (Shelved 524 times | Published in 1961)

40. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Shelved 521 times | Published in 2012)

41. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients by Irvin D. Yalom (Shelved 506 times | Published in 2001)

42. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely (Shelved 501 times | Published in 2010)

43. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry (Shelved 465 times | Published in 2003)

44. Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by Robert D. Hare (Shelved 463 times | Published in 1993)

45. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us by Christopher Chabris (Shelved 457 times | Published in 2010)

46. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (Shelved 457 times | Published in 2011)

47. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker (Shelved 457 times | Published in 1994)

48. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan (Shelved 456 times | Published in 2012)

49. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran (Shelved 440 times | Published in 1998)

50. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks (Shelved 433 times | Published in 1995)


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