The 34 Best Psychology Books Everyone Should Read

Psychology is my favorite subject and I love to read about it. Psychology is a field that concentrates on studying how people behave and think. It included emotions, personality, and so on.

It’s important for all of us to understand psychology; when you can understand psychology, you can know better about yourself and the people around you. It will help you to make better decisions, make more strong you to face any kind of situation, give proper suggestions to others based on their situation and so much more.

You can easily accept your flaws and can think about how you can make yourself a better version. To understand more about psychology here lists the best 34 psychology books. There are many kinds of psychology books. First, you should read those 34 books, then you can read others’ psychology books.

List of 34 Best Books on Psychology:

1. Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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thinking-fast-and-slow

Favorite Quote From the Book: ”Nothing in life is as important as you think it is, while you are thinking about it.” — Daniel Kahneman

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2. Drive by Daniel Pink

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Drive-scaled

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” — Daniel Pink

3. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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Predictably-Irrational-by-Dan-Ariely

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The danger of expecting nothing is that, in the end, it might be all we’ll get.” — Dan Ariely

4. Everything Is F*cked by Mark Manson

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Everything-Is-Fked-by-Mark-Manson

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Hopelessness is the root of anxiety, mental illness and depression. It is the source of all misery and the cause of all addiction.” — Mark Manson

5. The Wisdom Of Insecurity by Alan Watts

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The-Wisdom-Of-Insecurity-by-Alan-Watts

Favorite Quote From Book: “Tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live.” — Alan Watts

6. Do What You Are by Paul Tieger, Barbara Barron, & Kelly Tieger

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Do-What-You-Are-by-Paul-Tieger

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology For Beginners.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The right job enhances your life. It is personally fulfilling because it nourishes the most important aspects of your personality..” — Paul Tieger, Barbara Barron, & Kelly Tieger

7. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

The-Happiness-Hypothesis-by-Jonathan-Haidt
The-Happiness-Hypothesis-by-Jonathan-Haidt

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology For Beginners.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.” — Jonathan Haidt

8. Influence by Robert Cialdini

Influence-by-Robert-Cialdini
Influence-by-Robert-Cialdini

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology For Beginners.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Our best evidence of what people truly feel and believe comes less from their words than from their deeds.” — Robert Cialdini

9. The Psychology Of Selling by Brian Tracy

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The-Psychology-Of-Selling-by-Brian-Tracy

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology For Sales and Marketing.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Help yourself warm up and prepare mentally by repeating, ‘I feel happy! I feel healthy! I feel terrific!’ It is not possible for you to talk positively to yourself, using words like this, without immediately feeling happier and more confident.” ― Brian Tracy

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10. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

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The-Tipping-Point-by-Malcolm-Gladwell

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology For Sales and Marketing.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” — Malcolm Gladwell

11. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

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Emotional-Intelligence-by-Daniel-Goleman

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Emotions.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels.” — Daniel Goleman

12. Descartes’ Error by Antonio R. Damasio

Descartes-Error-by-Antonio-R-Damasio
Descartes-Error-by-Antonio-R-Damasio

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Emotions.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Willpower is just another name for the idea of choosing long-term outcomes rather than short-term ones.” — Antonio R. Damasio

13. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray

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Men-Are-From-Mars-Women-Are-From-Venus-by-John-Gray

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Love and Relationships.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences, then love has a chance to blossom.” — John Gray

14. Attached by Dr. Amir Levine

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Attached-by-Dr-Amir-Levine

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Love and Relationships.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Most people are only as needy as their unmet needs.” —Dr. Amir Levine

15. Personality Isn’t Permanent by Benjamin Hardy

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Personality-Isnt-Permanent-by-Benjamin-Hardy

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Personality.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The only thing ‘special’ about those who transform themselves and their lives is their view of their own future. The refuse to be defined by the past. They see something different and more meaningful and they never stop fueling that vision.” — Benjamin Hardy

16. The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre

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The-Personality-Brokers-by-Merve-Emre

This Book is one of the best books on Psychology About Personality.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “To investigate the history of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the most popular personality inventory in the world, is to court a kind of low-level paranoia. Files disappear. Tapes are erased. People begin to watch you.” — Merve Emre

17. The Road Back To You by Ian Morgan Cron

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The-Road-Back-To-You-by-Ian-Morgan-Cron

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Personality.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The Enneagram doesn’t put you in a box. It shows you the box you’re already in and how to get out of it.” — Ian Morgan Cron

18. My Age Of Anxiety by Scott Stossel

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My-Age-Of-Anxiety-by-Scott-Stossel

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Anxiety and Depression.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “It is a fact – I say this from experience – that being severly anxious is depressing. Anxiety can impede your relationships, impair your performance, constrict your life, and limit your possibilities.” — Scott Stossel

19. Lost Connections by Johann Hari

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Lost-Connections-by-Johann-Hari

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Anxiety and Depression.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The more you think life is about having stuff and superiority and showing it off, the more unhappy, and the more depressed and anxious, you will be.” — Johann Hari

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20. Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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Reasons-To-Stay-Alive-by-Matt-Haig

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Anxiety and Depression.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more?” — Matt Haig

21. A First Rate Madness by S. Nassir Ghaemi

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A-First-Rate-Madness-by-S-Nassir-Ghaemi

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Anxiety and Depression.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “In times of crisis, we are better off being led by mentally ill leaders than by mentally normal ones.” — Cal Newport

22. Social by Matthew D. Lieberman

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Social-by-Matthew-D-Lieberman

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Society.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “It’s hard to find meaning in what we do if at some level it doesn’t help someone else or make someone happier.” Matthew D. Lieberman

23. The Social Animal by David Brooks

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The-Social-Animal-by-David-Brooks

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Society.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “People who succeed tend to find one goal in the distant future and then chase it through thick and thin. School asks students to be good at a range of subjects, but life asks people to find one passion that they will follow forever.” — David Brooks

24. Words Can Change Your Brain by Andrew B. Newberg

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Words-Can-Change-Your-Brain-by-Andrew-B-Newberg

This book is one the best bookd on Psychology About Language.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Choose your words wisely, because they will influence your happiness, your relationships, and your personal wealth.” — Andrew B. Newberg

25. The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker

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The-Secret-Life-of-Pronouns-by-James-W-Pennebaker

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Language.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “If you want to find your true love, compare the ways you use function words with that of your prospective partners..” — James W. Pennebaker

26. Stumbling On Happiness by Dan Gilbert

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Stumbling-On-Happiness-by-Dan-Gilbert

This book is one the best books on Psychology About Happiness.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it.” — Dan Gilbert

27. Flourish by Martin Seligman

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Flourish-by-Martin-Seligman

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Happiness.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “I’m trying to broaden the scope of positive psychology well beyond the smiley face. Happiness is just one-fifth of what human beings choose to do.” — Martin Seligman

28. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

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Blink-by-Malcolm-Gladwell

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Decision-Making.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” — Malcolm Gladwell

29. The Paradox Of Choice by Barry Schwartz

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The-Paradox-Of-Choice-by-Barry-Schwartz

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Decision-Making.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The secret to happiness is low expectations.” – Barry Schwartz

30. Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me by Carol Tavris

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Mistakes-Were-Made

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Human Behavior and Cognitive Biases.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “History is written by the victors, but it’s victims who write the memoirs.” — Carol Tavris

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31. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely

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The-Honest-Truth-About-Dishonesty-by-Dan-Ariely

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Human Behavior and Cognitive Biases.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The more cashless our society becomes, the more our moral compass slips.” — Dan Ariely

32. Switch by Chip & Dan Heath

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Switch-by-Chip-&-Dan-Heath

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Human Behavior and Cognitive Biases.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “Knowledge does not change behavior. We have all encountered crazy shrinks and obese doctors and divorced marriage counselors.” — Chip & Dan Heath

33. The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

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The-Antidote-by-Oliver-Burkeman

This book is one of the best books on Psychology About Negative Thinking.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “The effort to feel happy is often precisely the thing that makes us miserable. Constant efforts to eliminate the negative, that is what causes us to feel so insecure, anxious, uncertain or unhappy.” — Oliver Burkeman

34. The Upside Of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan

The Upside Of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan
The Upside Of Your Dark Side by Todd Kashdan

This book is one the best book on Psychology About Negative Thinking.

Favorite Quote From the Book: “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” — Todd Kashdan

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