Best Psychology Books

Best Psychology Books


Looking for good psychology books? This is my list of the best psychology books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top 10 Psychology Books section below.

Further down the page, you'll find more psychology book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any psychology book on this page is worth your time. Click the links below to jump to a specific category or scroll down to browse them all.

  1. Top 10 Psychology Books
  2. Best Psychology Books for Beginners
  3. Best Business Psychology Books
  4. Best Child Psychology Books
  5. Best Cognitive Psychology Books
  6. Best Human Behavior Books
  7. Best Persuasion Books
  8. Best Positive Psychology Books
  9. Best Social Psychology Books
  10. Best Sports Psychology Books

Top 10 Psychology Books


Influence by Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert Cialdini
Print | eBook


Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Print | eBook


Stumbling On Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness
by Dan Gilbert
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Book in Three Sentences: What makes humans different from every other animal is that we think about the future. However, our brains fall victim to a wide range of biases that cause our predictions of the future (and our memories of the past) to be inaccurate. Because of these mental errors it is remarkably difficult to predict what will make us feel happy.

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The Person and the Situation by Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett

The Person and the Situation
by Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett
Print | eBook


More Psychology Book Recommendations


The Mysteries of Human Behavior by Mark Leary

The Mysteries of Human Behavior
by Mark Leary
Audiobook


The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
by Shawn Achor
Print | Audiobook


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

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
Print | Audiobook


Sway by Ori and Ram Brafman

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
by Ori Brafman and Ram Brafman
Print | Audiobook


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
Print | Audiobook


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