What are the most interesting and best books on psychology – and books that make pleasant use of applied psychology and human behavior? Read along…

The best psychology books selected by us

Check out our rundown of the best psychology books here. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Psychology of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Psychology BooksAuthor
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesOliver Sacks
The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness IndustryJon Ronson
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind V.S. Ramachandran
50 Great Myths of Popular PsychologyScott O. Lilienfeld
The Language InstinctSteven Pinker
Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely
Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel Kahneman
Daniel KahnemanBen Goldacre
The Invisible GorillaChristopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
InfluenceRobert Cialdini

The updated top 10 list: the best books about psychology

DARK PSYCHOLOGY 6 BOOKS IN 1: Introducing Psychology,How To Analyze People,Manipulation,Dark Psychology Secrets,Emotional Intelligence & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse

Whether you want to improve your own skills and behavior to have a positive impact on others, or want to read other people’s character, this book on dark psychology will help you in both cases.

The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The behavior of the human species is extremely fascinating. Why do we do the things we do? This book explains the different schools of psychology, and it will help you understand yourself and others.

A Degree in a Book: Psychology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject … In One Book! (Degree in a Book, 1)

We like this book on the basics of psychology, because it’s easy to digest. Chapters come with a mind map and definitions, so this will make what you read so much better to remember or practice with.

Human Psychology: 4 Books in 1: How to Analyze People + Manipulation Techniques + Dark Psychology + Enneagram: Powerful Guides to Learn Persuasion, Mind Control, Body Language and People’s Behaviour

This boxed set can be appealing to anyone who wants to do a deep dive into human psychology. It includes four books and discusses techniques and methods to apply in the field of psychology.

Dark Psychology and Manipulation: Discover 40 Covert Emotional Manipulation Techniques, Mind Control & Brainwashing. Learn How to Analyze People, NLP … Laws of Power, Body Language, Keeps the Scor)

Dark psychology is the psychology of the more negative side of human behavior. It helps you understand where it comes from and how you can handle it, whether that is in a personal or professional setting.

Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! (Adams 101)

If you prefer knowing about the basics of psychology, then we recommend this book by Paul Kleinman. It doesn’t elaborate on every theory that there is, which makes the information better to comprehend. Use it for getting to know your own mind, or learn why others behave the way they do.

The Little Book of Psychology: An Introduction to the Key Psychologists and Theories You Need to Know

There have been many great thinkers in the world, but if you want a summary and not all the little details, then ‘The Little Book of Psychology’ will help you understand the basics. There are also short texts with activities that you can do to discover how your own mind works. 

Mastering Trading Psychology

According to Andrew Aziz successful trading depends on three key elements: technology, strategy, and psychology. This book will tell you more about the psychology part of trading and how to improve your mental skills as a trader.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Many people say: ‘If you focus on the negative, you will get more of the negative’, but what if you could understand why that is the case and you could turn it around? If you know why the mind works the way it works, you automatically want to have a positive mindset to have the best possible life.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

Six principles are at the basis of influence or persuasion: reciprocation, commitment & consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. If you know what is behind each principle, you can use it to your advantage during negotiations or other important moments in life. 

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