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Psychology as a Social Science – Free Psychology Textbooks Online

Bissau-Diener, Robert; Diener, Ed
Noba 2015

“Provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics.” -Open Textbook Library Website.


How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens – Psychology Books Free PDF

Carey, Benedict
Random House 2014

Science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. In How We Learn, Benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage. – Publisher


Exploring Consciousness – Psychology Books Free PDF

Carter, Rita
University of California 2002

Rita Carter ponders the nature, origins, and purpose of consciousness in this fascinating inquiry … she considers whether consciousness is merely an illusion, a by-product of our brain’s workings, some as yet inexplicable feature or property of the material universe or–as the latest physics may suggest–the very fundament of reality. – Publisher


Influence: Science and Practice

Cialdini, Robert B.
Pearson Education 2009

What factors cause someone to say yes? And which techniques most effectively use these factors to bring about such compliance? Robert Cialdini, former salesperson, fundraiser, and advertiser, and current professor of social psychology, examines the science and practice of persuasion and compliance. Praised for its enjoyable writing, practical suggestions, and scientifically documented content, prior editions have been widely read by business professionals, fundraisers, and those interested in psychology.


Are We Hardwired? The Role of Genes in Human Behavior – Psychology Books Free PDF

Clark, William R.
Oxford University 2000

Are we entirely at the mercy of our chromosomes? In ‘Are We Hardwired?’, scientists William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein say the answer is both yes–and no. The power and fascination of ‘Are We Hardwired?’ lie in their explanation of that deceptively simple answer. -Publisher


A Dictionary of Psychology – Psychology Reference Books PDF

Colman, Andrew M.
Oxford University 2009

With over 11,000 authoritative and up to date entries, this bestselling dictionary covers all branches of psychology, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, criminology, neuroscience, and statistics. It features comprehensive coverage of such key areas as cognition, sensation and perception, emotion and motivation, learning and skills, language, mental disorder, and research methods. – Publisher


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Duhigg, Charles
Random House 2012

Business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain – Psychology Books Free Download

Eagleman, David
Pantheon 2011

“This book will shine light on some of the hard-to-reach places in the brain, showing the ways in which we are not the ones driving the boat…. The emerging understanding of the brain drastically changes our view of ourselves, shifting us from an intuitive sense that we are at the center of the operations, to a more sophisticated, illuminating, and wondrous view of the situation. -Publisher


The Freud Reader – Psychology Books Free Download

Freud, Sigmund
Norton 1989

Provides fifty-one texts spanning Freud’s career, including his writings on psychoanalysis, mind, dreams, sexuality, literature, religion, art, politics, and culture.


Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Goleman, Daniel
Bloomsbury 1996

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until the discoveries of modern brain researchers, theorists could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s fascinating report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers us startling new insight into our “two minds” — the rational and the emotional — and how they together shape our destiny.


The Scientist in the Crib: What Early Learning Tells Us about the Mind – Psychology Books Free PDF

Gopnik, Alison and Meltzoff, Andrew N.
Morrow 2001

This exciting book by three pioneers in the new field of cognitive science discusses important discoveries about how much babies and young children know and learn, and how much parents naturally teach them. It argues that evolution designed us both to teach and learn, and that the drive to learn is our most important instinct. … gives us a new view of the inner life of children and the mysteries of the mind. – Publisher


The Mismeasure of Man – Psychology Books Free Download

Gould, Stephen Jay
Norton 1996

New edition of a 1981 book. When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits.


Living with Our Genes: Why They Matter More than You Think – Psychology Books Free Download

Hamer, Dean H.
Doubleday 1998

Scientists send shock waves through society whenever their new theories of what is biologically inherited – as opposed to socially learned – confront our old ideas about the self. The author, molecular geneticist Dean Hamer, is one of a group of researchers mapping the human personality. His findings help to explain why one brother becomes a Wall Street trader while his sibling remains content as a librarian.


No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality – Psychology Books Free PDF

Harris, Judith Rich
Norton 2006

The author of the controversial book ‘The Nurture Assumption’ tackles the biggest mystery in all of psychology: What makes people differ so much in personality and behavior?


Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See – Psychology Books Free Download

Hoffman, Donald D.
Norton 1998

Reveals the way the human eye acts on the visual world not just to represent but to actively construct the things we see, outlining the rules of vision and their application in art and technology.


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Jamison, Kay Redfield
Knopf 1995

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide. Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication.


The Essential Jung – Psychology Books Free Download

Jung, C. G.
Princeton 1983

Presents the essentials of Jung’s thought in his own words. Anthony Storr has selected extracts from Jung’s writings, and prefaced each extract with explanatory notes. They show the progress and coherence of Jung’s ideas, including such concepts as the collective unconscious, the archetypes, introversion and extroversion, individuation, and Jung’s view of integration as the goal of the development of the personality.


An Argument for Mind – Psychology Books Free PDF

Kagan, Jerome
Yale University 2006


Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kahneman, Daniel
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012. Daniel Kahneman, the renowned 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 vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.


In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind – Psychology Books Free Online

Kandel, Eric R.
Norton 2006

Charting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, Eric R. Kandel illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of mind. A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, “In Search of Memory” traces how a brilliant scientist’s intellectual journey intersected with one of the great scientific endeavors of the twentieth century: the search for the biological basis of memory.


The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

Miklowitz, David Jay
Guilford 2011

Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step toward reclaiming your life from bipolar disorder. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work, and in daily life. You need current information and practical problem-solving advice you can count on. Trusted authority Dr. David J. Miklowitz offers straight talk, true stories, and proven strategies that can help you achieve greater balance and free yourself from out-of-control moods.


Psychology – Free Psychology Textbooks Online

OpenStax
OpenStax

Designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research.” -Website.


How the Mind Works – Psychology Books Free PDF

Pinker, Steven
Norton 1997

In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life.


The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You’ve Been Told about Genetics, Talent, and IQ is Wrong – Psychology Books Free Download

Shenk, David
Doubleday 2010

Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines–cognitive science, genetics, biology, child development–Shenk offers a highly optimistic new view of human potential. The problem isn’t our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of innate abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view of humanity–and fostered much misdirected public policy, especially in education.


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain – Psychology Books Free Download

Siegel, Daniel J.
Penguin 2015

An inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.


About Behaviorism – Psychology Books Free PDF

Skinner, B. F.
Knopf 1974

The basic book about the controversial philosophy known as behaviorism, written by its leading exponent.


The Gap: The Science of What separates Us from Other Animals – Free Psychology Books Online

Suddendorf, Thomas
Arcadia 2013

Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of the mental qualities that separate humans from other animals, as well as how these differences arose. Weaving together the latest findings in animal behavior, child development, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience, this book will change the way we think about our place in nature.


Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious – Psychology Free PDF Download

Tallis, Frank
Arcade 2002

The author confirms the existence of the unconscious mind and traces its importance, using hypnosis, psychoanalysis, subliminal manipulation, dreams, and hard science to trace the existence of this “hidden mind” within each individual.


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