In this article, we have curated a list of Best Books on Human Psychology, so without further ado, let’s get into the list.
The best most powerful part of our body is the brain – but if you don’t know how to use it effectively then you are missing so much.
Most of the time, the potential of our brain remains underrated and unused. Don’t you guys think if we could you hundred percent of our brain it would be great?
Just think how efficiently and fastly we could do our work, Maybe multiple works at a time as well.
Maybe you’ll get surprised but there is a way to use your brain much more efficiently and effectively than we are doing currently.
The best method to do this is reading books that are based on Psychology and written by experts in this field.
Best Books on Human Psychology
In this list, we have compiled only the best books on human psychology so reading these to improve your lifestyle effectively.
1. The Power of Habit – By Charles Duhigg
It is written by award-winning author Charles Duhigg. This book will tell you who our habits are affecting our lives and can create our future or rune our future.
It helps you to understand how a brain works to create habits and how can we get rid of bad habits by understanding our brain.
Charles has mentioned lots of famous examples like the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz who got success, Michael Philips Jr. the champion American swimmer and winner of 23 Olympic gold medals, Martin Luther King who is a civil rights champion. They all got success and fame by just adopting good habits.
This book will also tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of having a habit, how to create habits, how to convert a bad habit into a good habit.
In the deep, this book shows an understanding of human nature and the potential of self-transformation – that is making this book a must-read book for those who want to change their lifestyle to succeed.
Click Here: Read the summary of The Power of Habits
2. Thinking, Fast and Slow
By Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and slow is the New York Times bestseller and the best psychological book.
The author of this book Daniel Kahneman is of the world’s leading experts on behavioral psychology and happiness studies and a Noble prize winner.
In this book, Kahneman has written about the two parts of our brain which is “system-1 and System-2” and he tells that “system-1” provides only irrational and illogical data and on the other hand “system-2” provides logical and rational data.
Although both systems are important for us to survive in this world, Kahneman has thoroughly explained this in the book.
Kahneman has also mentioned how our mind can influence our choices in both our professional and personal lives.
3. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
If you think to get success in any field you need talent, well, according to the author of this book Angela Duckworth you could be wrong.
In the book, she mentioned that talent is not that important thing to succeed but the most important and under-rated thing is called Grit.
Angela has told her experience and shares many examples of how she tested her theory as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
At its core, this book only tells whether you are a student, businessman, or a salesman. Whenever you get failed, the things that go in your mind are Grit (not any talent). Grit gives you the power to bounce back again.
4. Becoming Supernatural. How Common People Are Doing The Uncommon
By Joe Dispenza
What will you think if I tell you that humans have supernatural abilities? Abilities like the power to tune into frequency from beyond this world.
You believe it or not, Dr. Joe Dispenza, the author of this book is convinced we can.
He has faith that revolves around his research on how common people can do uncommon things. He is researching this topic since 2012 in his advanced workshop.
In this book, he has compiled the knowledge of many best-selling books – like You Are the Placebo, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, and Evolve Your Brain.
This information based on scientific research and ancient wisdom convinces us that we can gain access to supernatural power.
5. Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
By Jordan B. Peterson
It is written by the author of the best-seller book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
In this book, the author has answered several questions – like, Why do people have a similar structure who are from different eras and cultures? Does this similarity tell about the mind and mortality?
This is a provocative hypothesis that brings the combination of cognitive science, neuropsychology with the Freudian approach to mythology.
6. Outliers: The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell
‘Outliers’ is a term that Gladwell used to describe high achievers. This is a simple and stunning book that takes you on the intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”.
In this, there is a question – what makes high-achievers different?
Gladwell answers that we pay too much attention to what successful people look like and pay less to where they are coming from – that is their culture, their family, their experience, and their generation.
He also tells you the secret of software industries: How software companies are becoming a billionaire?
Malcolm also talks about some interesting topics – like why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.
7. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
By Dan Ariely
Again one more book is on the list of New York Times bestsellers. This book could be the best psychological book that can challenge your thinking.
Predictably irrational which is authored by Dan Ariely will definitely prove you wrong when it comes to making common assumptions that we behave in fundamentally rational ways.
Whether it is from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, or from drinking coffee to losing weight, always we overpay and underestimate.
Ariely says these misguided behaviors are not senseless – They’re systematic and predictable which is making us irrational.
“Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?” These several questions which Dan asked, The answer to which you will find in the book itself.
8. Man’s Search For Meaning: The classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust
By Viktor E Frankl
Viktor E Frankl was a very famous successful neurologist and psychologist dedicated to saving people from suicidal depression.
When the Nazi regime took over Austria he was prosecuted by them because he was born in a Jewish family.
He watched his family die in concentration camps but he survived that holocaust and used his experiences to write this book. It is first published in 1946 and since then 12 million copies of this book have been sold.
This psychological book teaches us to survive in the most brutal condition where there is no hope.
Even Though Viktor is no more now but his books and knowledge are immortal.
9. Influence: Science and Practice
By Robert B. Cialdini
This book is a combination of research and evidence of Robert. He has added the strategies and techniques while working as a salesman, advertiser, fundraiser, and in many positions where you need to use tactics to get a ‘yes’ from a person who is in front of you.
So basically this psychological book is to understand people’s brains and to manipulate them for our purpose.
Robert has organized these techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.
10. The Social Animal
By David Brooks
This is a non-fiction book and a hidden source of love, achievement, and character.
It is written by the most famous American journalist David Brooks, who is best known for his career with the New York Times.
This book could be the greatest general overview of social psychology ever written. It is all about our decision-making – what drives us to make a decision.
This is the must-read book in the social psychology category.
These engaging books are written by experts who have spent their whole life to figure out how our brain works and how can we use it effectively – To improve our lives and change it into success.
By reading some of the books which we have mentioned in this list, you can train your brain to do well in any field.
Sourabh Sharma is a hobbyist book reader, Entrepreneur, and a literature student at Delhi University. A blog writer by day and a book reader by night, he is oathed to discuss himself in a third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.