Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Popular Applied Psychology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

  • Author: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology

                 

2. Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

Unlock the life-changing power of self-love with this workbook for women In a woman’s journey toward realizing her full potential, embracing self-love is a powerful step. The Self-Love Workbook for Women empowers women to focus on their own emotional health and make positive changes by nurturing self-compassion. By building better relationships with themselves, women can develop the confidence they need to take on the world. Witty prompts, quizzes, and creative activities designed by therapist Megan Logan make it fun to build self-care habits. Proven therapeutic tools and insightful writing exercises put women in touch with their thoughts and feelings and help them let go of doubt. Full of warm affirmations, this workbook encourages women to develop a positive mindset that will move them toward greater self-esteem and happiness. Deepen self-love and grow stronger as a woman with the help of this interactive workbook.

  • Author: Megan Logan MSW LCSW
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Workbook edition (September 29, 2020)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1647397296
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.48 x 9.25 inches

                 

3. Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

The companion volume to 12 Rules for Life offers further guidance on the perilous path of modern life. In 12 Rules for Life , clinical psychologist and celebrated professor at Harvard and the University of Toronto Dr. Jordan B. Peterson helped millions impose order on the chaos of their lives. Now, in this bold sequel, Peterson delivers 12 more lifesaving principles for resisting the exhausting toll that our desire to order the world inevitably takes. In a time when the human will increasingly imposes itself over every sphere of life - from our social structures to our emotional states - Peterson warns that too much security is dangerous. What’s more, he offers strategies for overcoming the cultural, scientific, and psychological forces causing us to tend toward tyranny, and teaches us how to rely instead on our instinct to find meaning and purpose, even - and especially - when we find ourselves powerless. While chaos, in excess, threatens us with instability and anxiety, unchecked order can petrify us into submission. Beyond Order provides a call to balance these two fundamental principles of reality itself and guides us along the straight and narrow path that divides them.

  • Author: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology

                 

4. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

The updated edition of the best-selling book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset.   “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.” (Bill Gates, GatesNotes ) After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, PhD, discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset - those who believe that abilities are fixed - are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset - those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love - to transform their lives and your own.

  • Author: Carol S. Dweck PhD
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Social Psychology & Interactions

                 

5. Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

The foundational and wildly popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a renowned international bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—now revised adding: new research, new insights, new examples, and online applications. In the new edition of this highly acclaimed bestseller, Robert Cialdini— New York Times  bestselling author of  Pre-Suasion  and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these insights ethically in business and everyday settings. Using memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist to learn how to use this science. You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else. Cialdini’s Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation Commitment and Consistency Social Proof  Liking  Authority Scarcity Unity, the newest principle for this edition Understanding and applying the principles ethically is cost-free and deceptively easy. Backed by Dr. Cialdini’s 35 years of evidence-based, peer-reviewed scientific research—including a three-year field study on what leads people to change— Influence  is a comprehensive guide to using these principles to move others in your direction.

  • Author: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Publisher: Harper Business; Expanded ed. edition (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money

                 



6. Thinking, Fast and Slow


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

Major New York Times bestseller Over two million copies sold Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Daniel Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's best-selling The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow , Daniel Kahneman, world-famous psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Topping bestseller lists for almost ten years, Thinking, Fast and Slow is a contemporary classic, an essential book that has changed the lives of millions of readers.

  • Author: Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition (April 2, 2013)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0374533557
  • Dimensions: 5.51 x 1.46 x 8.23 inches

                 

7. Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

Winner of the 2018 Audie Award for Best Business/Personal Development Audiobook "A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" ― Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." ― Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution "I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives." ― David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance , Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.  The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.  In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches listeners on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

  • Author: Brad Stulberg
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers, Guides

                 

8. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of  Thinking, Fast and Slow  and the coauthor of  Nudge,  a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones--"a tour de force” ( New York Times ).  Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give markedly different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different interviewers at the same firm make different decisions about indistinguishable job applicants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to answer the phone. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same interviewer, or the same customer service agent makes different decisions depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical.   In  Noise , Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show the detrimental effects of noise in many fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Wherever there is judgment, there is noise. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations alike are unaware of it. They neglect noise. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions.   Packed with original ideas, and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made  Thinking, Fast and Slow  and  Nudge  groundbreaking  New York Times  bestsellers,  Noise  explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it.

  • Author: Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark (May 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0316451406
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.85 x 9.6 inches

                 

9. A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

The  New York Times  best-selling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. A Radical Awakening  lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

  • Author: Shefali Tsabary
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology

                 

10. No More Mr Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Applied Psychology - August 2021

Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the "Nice Guy Syndrome" trying too hard to please others while neglecting one's own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It's no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential.

  • Author: Robert A. Glover
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult; 38928th edition (January 8, 2003)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0762415335
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.25 inches