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



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

1. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: 7th Edition, 2020 Copyright


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

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - The new 2020 copyright release of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition includes three different formats — spiral and tabbed, paperback, and hardcover, all of which are full-color. It is the official source for APA Style. With millions of copies sold worldwide in multiple languages, it is the style manual of choice for writers, researchers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, nursing, communications, education, business, engineering, and other fields.   Known for its authoritative, easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, language, and tone that will result in powerful, concise, and elegant scholarly communication. It guides users through the scholarly writing process—from the ethics of authorship to reporting research through publication. The seventh edition is an indispensable resource for students and professionals to achieve excellence in writing and make an impact with their work.   The seventh edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect best practices in scholarly writing and publishing. All formats are in full color, with a new tabbed spiral version Improved ease of navigation, with many additional numbered sections to help users quickly locate answers to their questions Resources for students on writing and formatting annotated bibliographies, response papers, and other paper types as well as guidelines on citing course materials Dedicated chapter for new users of APA Style covering paper elements and format, including sample papers for both professional authors and student writers New chapter on journal article reporting standards that includes updates to reporting standards for quantitative research and the first-ever qualitative and mixed methods reporting standards in APA Style New chapter on bias-free language guidelines for writing about people with respect and inclusivity in areas including age, disability, gender, participation in research, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and intersectionality More than 100 new reference examples covering periodicals, books, audiovisual media, social media, webpages and websites, and legal resources More than 40 new sample tables and figures Expanded guidance on ethical writing and publishing practices, including how to ensure the appropriate level of citation, avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism, and navigate the publication process Guidelines that support accessibility for all users, including simplified reference, in-text citation, and heading formats as well as additional font options Reference Examples Author Variations Date Variations Title Variations Source Variations Textual Works Data Sets, Software, and Tests Audiovisual Media Online Media

  • Author: American Psychological Association
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association; Seventh edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1433832161
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches

                 

2. DSM-5 Overview (Quick Study Academic)


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

Overview of highly relevant aspects of the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM) handbook used by health care professionals as a guide to diagnosing mental disorders. Our handy summary of disorders is a great reference tool for students and professionals to support the study and practice of the DSM-5 manual.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; Lam Rfc Cr edition (May 31, 2014)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1423222682
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

3. Untangle Your Anxiety: A Guide To Overcoming An Anxiety Disorder By Two People Who Have Been Through It


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

Do you struggle to understand your anxiety? Are your days often consumed by worries that have no clear answers? Perhaps you don't feel like your usual self? UNTANGLE YOUR ANXIETY was written by Psychotherapist and Best-Selling Author, Joshua Fletcher (@anxietyjosh), and the owner of Instagram's largest anxiety community, Dean Stott (@DLCanxiety), to help you overcome excessive anxiety. Having both been diagnosed in the past with anxiety disorders, then successfully overcoming them, Josh and Dean have written this honest and powerful self-help book as a reassuring aid in your recovery.

  • Author: Joshua Fletcher
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
  • ISBN: 979-8715728937
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.41 x 8.5 inches

                 

4. Concise Guide to APA Style: Seventh Edition (newest, 2020 copyright)


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

Concise Guide to APA Style, Seventh Edition is the official APA Style resource for students. Designed specifically for undergraduate writing, this easy-to-use pocket guide is adapted from the seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association . It provides complete guidance for new writers on effective, clear, and inclusive scholarly communication and the essentials of formatting papers and other course assignments.   New to This Edition: full color throughout content relevant to a range of majors and courses, including psychology, social work, criminal justice, communications, composition, education, business, engineering, and more a new chapter focused on student papers a sample student title page, paper, and annotated bibliography streamlined APA Style headings and in-text citations a new chapter on writing style and grammar chapters on punctuation, lists, italics, spelling, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, and statistics the latest bias-free language guidelines new sample tables and figures guidance on avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarism new reference templates and examples

  • Author: American Psychological Association
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association; Seventh edition (December 24, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1433832734
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.5 inches

                 

5. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination


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

With more questions and answers than any other edition, the Encyclopedia of Counseling, Fourth Edition, is still the only book you need to pass the NCE, CPCE, and other counseling exams. Every chapter has new and updated material and is still written in Dr. Rosenthal's lively, user-friendly style counselors know and love. The book’s new and improved coverage incorporates a range of vital topics, including social media, group work in career counseling, private practice and nonprofit work, addictions, neurocounseling, research trends, the DSM-5 , the new ACA and NBCC codes of ethics, and much, much more.

  • Author: Howard Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Routledge; 4th edition (April 24, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1138942653
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.72 x 9 inches

                 



6. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5


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

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 easier to use across all settings:  The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder, the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders, the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity, and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists

  • Author: American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing; 5th edition (May 27, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0890425558
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches

                 

7. The Book of Symbols. Reflections on Archetypal Images


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

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the ca. 350 essays examines a given symbol’s psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image―all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche’s unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance. The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.

  • Author: Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS)
  • Publisher: TASCHEN; Illustrated edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
  • ISBN: 978-3836514484
  • Dimensions: 7 x 2.1 x 9.7 inches

                 

8. Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get On with Life


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

People with borderline or narcissistic personality disorders have a serious mental illness that primarily affects their intimate, personal, and family relationships. Often they appear to be normally functioning at work and in public interactions, and narcissists may even be highly effective, in the short term, in some work or social situations. However, in intimate relationships, they can be emotional, aggressive, demeaning, illogical, paranoid, accusing, and controlling - in the extreme. Their ability to function normally or pleasantly can suddenly change in an instant, like flipping a switch. These negative behaviors don't happen once in a while; they happen almost continuously in their intimate relationships - most often and especially with their caretaker family member. Here, Margalis Fjelstad describes how people get into a caretaker role with a borderline or narcissist, and how they can get out. Caretakers give up their sense of self to become who and what the borderline or narcissist needs them to be. This compromises the caretaker's self-esteem, distorts their thinking processes, and locks them into a victim-persecutor-rescuer pattern with the borderline or narcissist. The book looks at the underlying rules and expectations in these relationships and shows caretakers how to move themselves out of these rigid interactions and into a healthier, more productive, and positive lifestyle - with or without the borderline/narcissistic partner or family member. It describes how to get out of destructive interactions with the borderline or narcissist and how to take new, more effective actions to focus on personal wants, needs, and life goals while allowing the borderline or narcissist to take care of themselves. It presents a realistic, yet compassionate, attitude toward the self-destructive nature of these relationships, and gives real-life examples of how individuals have let go of their caretaker behaviors with creative and effective solutions.

  • Author: Margalis Fjelstad
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Mental Health, Mood Disorders

                 

9. Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5


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

Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5 by American Psychiatric Association 2013The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 is a concise, affordable companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-5. It includes the fully revised diagnostic classification, as well as all of the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 in an easy-to-use paperback format. This handy reference provides quick access to the information essential to making a diagnosis. Designed to supplement DSM-5, this convenient guide will assist all mental health professionals as they integrate the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria into their diagnoses. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands alone as the most authoritative reference available for clinical practice in the mental health field, and the structural and diagnostic changes in the fifth edition are must-know material for every clinician. The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 distills the most crucial, updated diagnostic information from this volume to provide clinicians with an invaluable resource for effectively diagnosing mental disorders, ranging from the most prevalent to the least common.

  • Author: American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher: Independently published (December 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 979-8577456832
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches

                 

10. The Psychology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained


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

How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment? The Psychology Book  is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behavior. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another. With concise explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviorism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism. If you're fascinated by the human mind,  The Psychology Book  is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: DK; Illustrated edition (February 21, 2017)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1465458568
  • Dimensions: 7.69 x 0.88 x 9.19 inches