Must Read Psychology Books

As you are thinking of your Summer reading list, I thought I would suggest some must read psychology books.

1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

2. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jaminson

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

4. Drive by Daniel Pink

5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

6. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

7. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

8. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell

9. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

10. The Woman in the Mirror by Cynthia Bulik

11. Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop It by Cynthia Bulik

12. Midlife Eating Disorders by Cynthia Bulik

13. Runaway Eating by Cynthia Bulik

14. Thinking: Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

15. Flow by Michael Csikszentmihalyi

16. Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho

17. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

18. Madness by Marya Honbacher

19. Wasted by Marya Honbacher

20. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

21. Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

22. Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science & The Biology of Belief by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D’Aduili, and Vince Rause

23. The Mismeasure of Man by S. J. Gould

24. Cognitive Behavior Therapy by Judith Beck

25. Cognitive Therapy and Emotional Disorders by Aaron Beck

26. Love is Not Enough by Aaron Beck

27. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey

28. The Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel

29. Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham Maslow

30. On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers

31. Letters to a Young Therapist by Mary Pipher

32. Making Contact: Uses of Language in Psychotherapy by Leston Havens

33. Love’s Executioner by Irvin Yalom

34. What You Can Change and What You Can’t: The Complete Guide to Successful Self Improvement by Martin Seligman

35. Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori and Rom Brafman

36. Power in the Helping Professions by Adolpf Guggenbuhl

37. Personality Theories by Albert Ellis and M. Abrams (2008)

38. Learned Optimism by Dr. Martin Seligman

39. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High by Kerry Patterson

40. Too Scared to Cry: Psychic Trauma in Childhood by Lenore Terr

41. Interpersonal Process in Psychotherapy: A Relational Approach by Edward Teyber

42. The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom

43. The Story of Psychology byMorton Hunt

44. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson

45. The Golden Cage by Hilde Brusch

46. Freedom to Learn by Carl Rogers

47. The Portable Jung by C.S. Jung

48. Why People Die by Suicide by Thomas Joiner

49. Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy

50. The Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology by A. R. Luria

51. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide by Glen Waller

52. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

53. What Makes Marriage Succeed or Fail by John Gottman

54. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

55. How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

56. Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love by Dr. Robert Karen

57. The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

58. Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson

59. How to Talk So Kids will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

60. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Gets Hard by Chip Health

61. On Being a Therapist by Jeffrey Kottler

62. The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon

63. Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel

64. Health Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners by Rollnick, S., Mason, P., & Butler, C.

65. The Automaticity of Everyday Life by Robert Wyer

66. Opening Skinner’s Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century by Lauren Slater

67. Walden Two by B.F. Skinner

68. Beyond Freedom & Dignity by B.F. Skinner

69. About Behaviorism by B.F. Skinner

70. Science and Human Behavior by B.F. Skinner

71. Motivational Interviewing by William Miller and Stephen Rolnick

72. The Sage Handbook of Health Psychology by Stephen Sutton, Andrew Baum, and Marie Johnson.

73. Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn

74. Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields by Julian Meltzof





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