Books on Psychology


October 24, 2022

150. Books on psychology

Further Reading:

B.F. Skinner Beyond Freedom and Dignity, 1971.

B. F. Skinner lays out his vision for a productive, happy society. According to Skinner, for too long, humanity has focused on individual needs for freedom and dignity. Our problems, he says, are created by our environment. He believes technology and science can make it possible to engineer social environments that will make us happy and productive.

152. Books on sensory perception, movement, emotions, & drives

Diane Ackerman A Natural History of the Senses, 1990.

Poet Diane Ackerman tempts us to let go of our obsessions and routines to appreciate the feasts for our eyes, ears, taste buds, hands, and noses around us every day.

Gerald Loren Fishkin The Science of Shame and Its Treatment, 2016.

Psychotherapist Gerald Loren Fishkin discusses the differences between shame and guilt, the role of shame in addictions, and how therapists can treat it effectively.

Robert J. Vallerand The Psychology of Passion: A Dualistic Model, 2015.

Passion connotes enthusiasm. Robert J. Vallerand discusses the two types: the first, harmonious, in which the person is in control, and the second, obsessive, in which the person is controlled by passion.

Pierre Sollier Listening for Wellness: An Introduction to the Tomatis Method, 2005.

Alfred Tomatis developed this method to train people to listen better, improving everything from their singing to their learning potential. Pierre Sollier explains how his techniques have also helped people with autism, dyslexia, and behavior problems learn to listen better.

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