7 Psychology Books πŸ“š That Will Absolutely πŸ’― Change Your Life 🌍 ...

If you want to make some important changes in your life and you are looking for a guide that can assist you, just read on because the next books fit these criteria. They will give you the framework that your need to take action and basically, they will help you change your life for the better. Just like George R.R. Martin says in Game of Thrones, β€œA mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” Here are 7 psychology books that will change your life completely:

1. The Happiness Hypothesis - Jonathan Haidt

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In this wonderful and inspiring book, the award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt brings to light the beliefs of ancient systems and puts them under the scrutiny of modern science. He offers practical advice on finding happiness and meaning and observes that even though riches don’t matter much, close relationships, quiet surroundings and a short commute help a lot.

2. Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Gilbert

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Daniel Gilbert is a famous Harvard psychologist who performed a lot of interesting experiments that show just how flawed and biased the human mind is. In this book, he shows us that as humans, we inaccurately judge what made us happy in our past, what is making us happy in the present and what will make us happy in the future. He says that actually happiness has little to do with what happens in our lives but more to do with how we choose to see things.

3. Mindset: the New Psychology of Success - Carol Dweck

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World-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck explains in this book that not only can our talents and our abilities bring us successes, but it also depends on whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. This motivational book will help you remember that success is linked to mindset and it will inspire you to work harder to reach all your goals.

4. Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion - Robert Cialdini

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This is a classic book on persuasion which explains the psychology of why people say β€œyes.” You will learn the six universal principles, you will learn how to use them to become a skilled persuader and you will also learn how to defend yourself against them. It’s a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand the psychology of humanity.

5. The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us - Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons

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This book actually demonstrates that our minds don’t work the way we think they do because even though we think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, we are actually missing a whole lot. The authors combine the work of other researchers with their findings on attention, memory, perception and reasoning to show us how faulty intuitions can often get us into trouble.

6. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel prize winner in economics and his wonderful book will help you understand how people think and how and why they react. It’s well-written even though it’s not an easy read. It’s full of insights into a number of aspects of psychology and it will help you to better understand why we do the things we do.

7. Authentic Happiness - Martin Seligman

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According to Martin Seligman, world-renowned psychologist and bestselling author, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck because it actually comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses and on working on them to improve all aspects of one’s life. So if you want to become a more well-rounded version of yourself, then this is the book you should read.

There are a lot of wonderful books out there that can help you understand human behaviour. I just mentioned a few in this little article, but I’m sure that there are many more I could add to this list. Do you know any other psychology books that can change one’s life completely? Please tell us more about them in the comments section!

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