When it comes to life you make many decisions relating to it these many a times turn out to be right while the other times it may even turn out to be disastrous. These decisions, their outcomes and how you cope up with the outcomes determines your life and its course. These factors are the psychology of human beings and are determining factors for the course of life. Here are the top ten psychology books that can change your outlook and thus your life.
10. The happiness hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Haidt has compared in this book the various ancient beliefs with those of the modern era. His knowledge of psychology and neuroscience is used here to comprehend the beliefs and practices involved in the ancient times in the light of the modern era. Best, for all those who want happiness in life.
9. Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
The psychology of human beings is determined by the environment and the community he lives in. Sigmond Freud has talked about the very existence of the human being and their psychology. This is little difficult thing and hard to understand but this book is extremely useful for all those who want to understand the intricacy of psychology.
8. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This book talks about the daily biases every human makes during dealing with many life and business related issues. The compartmentalization of brain and mind is wonderfully presented in this book. You can totally relate with everything that you read making all the decisions that you took in your life, worth. All those who face challenges of making decisions everyday should buy and read this book.
7. Influence: the psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
There are six principles that have been emphasized upon by this book that will help you ensure avoid rejection by others. The art of persuasion has been very well explained in this book and is sure to show your better personality to others. This book is for all those who have great ideas but struggle to get noticed.
6. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
The author of this book has written this book after years of studying the very successful people and has given the exact recipe of how to achieve success like them. His 1000 hour rule says it all. It applies to everybody no matter who. This book should be baought by all those who aim to achieve success so much so that they become an icon.
5. Flow the psychology of optimal happiness by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The concept of flow has been utilized by the author who tells how the skill is met with the challenge to maintain the flow no matter what. It applies to all the mathematecians and the artist and for that matter to any profession. All the people who are in skilled profession or who are into a hobby must read this amazing book by Mihaly.
4. David and Goliath: Underdogs, misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
This is the best of its kind book when it comes to outline the probabilities when small people face big giants. These big giants could be the boss who is not very kind to you or the mental condition that haunts you all the time. This book teaches how to develop strength and fight situations everyday
3. Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
Martin Seligman outlines how happiness is unrelated to external things and correlated closely with the internal temperament and mentality. How you perceive a situation helps to determine the happiness that will enter your life. The reading and understanding of this book makes all the difference to the life. Those who deal with others everyday must read this book.
2. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace In a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
The fast world has made it very difficult for most of the people to survive. This book gives an insight into what should be prioritized in this fast paced life. These are basic tried and tested method of psychological ways of path to success. Those who feel that this world is too fast for them and it is difficult to cope up should read this book for sure.
1. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
When a person is successful he may have a better EQ than a better IQ. There has emerged a great concept of emotional quotient which has explained the success in a better light than before. This book explains it all and helps you handle emotions whether of your own or of others in a better way. All the emotional beings out there must read this book.