Psychology Classics

  1. Alfred Adler Understanding Human Nature (1927)
  2. Gavin Becker The Gift of Fear (1997)
  3. Eric Berne Games People Play (1964)
  4. Edward de Bono Lateral Thinking (1970)
  5. Robert Bolton People Skills (1979)
  6. Nathaniel Branden The Psychology of Self-Esteem (1969)
  7. Isabel Briggs Myers Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980)
  8. Louann Brizendine The Female Brain (2006)
  9. David D Burns Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)
  10. Robert Cialdini Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984)
  11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Creativity (1997)
  12. Albert Ellis & Robert Harper (1961) A Guide To Rational Living (1961)
  13. Milton Erickson My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen
  14. Eric Erikson Young Man Luther (1958)
  15. Hans Eysenck Dimensions of Personality (1947)
  16. Susan Forward Emotional Blackmail (1997)
  17. Viktor Frankl The Will to Meaning (1969)
  18. Anna Freud The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936)
  19. Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams (1901)
  20. Howard Gardner Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)
  21. Daniel Gilbert Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
  22. Malcolm Gladwell Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)
  23. Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998)
  24. John M Gottman The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999)
  25. Harry Harlow The Nature of Love (1958)
  26. Thomas A Harris I'm OK - You're OK (1967)
  27. Eric Hoffer The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)
  28. Karen Horney Our Inner Conflicts (1945)
  29. William James Principles of Psychology (1890)
  30. Carl Jung The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953)
  31. Alfred Kinsey Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)
  32. Melanie Klein Envy and Gratitude (1975)
  33. RD Laing The Divided Self (1959)
  34. Abraham Maslow The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970)
  35. Stanley Milgram Obedience To Authority (1974)
  36. Anne Moir & David Jessel Brainsex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women (1989)
  37. IP Pavlov Conditioned Reflexes (1927)
  38. Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951)
  39. Jean Piaget The Language and Thought of the Child (1966)
  40. Steven Pinker The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)
  41. VS Ramachandran Phantoms in the Brain (1998)
  42. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person (1961)
  43. Oliver Sacks The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970)
  44. Barry Schwartz The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004)
  45. Martin Seligman Authentic Happiness (2002)
  46. Gail Sheehy Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (1974)
  47. BF Skinner Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953)
  48. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen Difficult Conversations (2000)
  49. William Styron Darkness Visible (1990)
  50. Robert E Thayer The Origin of Everyday Moods (1996)

Source: 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do. Insight and inspiration from 50 key books (Nicholas Brealey, London & Boston), Tom Butler-Bowdon.


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50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do: Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books

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