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An Introduction to Pyschology by William Wundt

Principles of Psychology by William James

Animal Intelligence by Edward L Thorndike           This is the book most recommended.

Principles of Teaching: Based on Psychology by ELT

Beyond the Pleasure Principle   Sigmund Freud

Ego and the Id                  Sigmund Freud

I don't think that Freud was wrong but I don't think that he was clear half of the time.  And there's nothing here about penis envy.

Behaviorism                     John B Watson

Conditioned Reflexes            Ivan Pavlov

Science and Human Behavior BF Skinner

Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation Abraham H Maslow

Essential Chomsky Noam Chomsky  This guy wrote for the New Republic. 

Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and The Science of Affection by Deborah Blum, this one won the Pulitzer prize. 

Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire by H. J Eysenck

You Just Don't Understand by Deborah Tannen (forgot about this one)

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen.  Almost neurology rather than psychology.  After this, notice the books become rather cognitive. 

The Seven Worst Things Good Parents Do (1999)

Informed Consent: Legal Theory and Clinical Practice (2001)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) by Daniel Kahneman

Rape is Rape (2013)

Psychology: Essential Thinkers (2016) This free book on Kindle and is a good summary of significant figures in psychology.

The Basics Melanie Klein (2018)

Consent: the new Rules of Sex Education (2018)

How to Stop Losing Your Shit with Your Kids (2018) not great, but there are few books on raising children

I Never Called it Rape (2019)

Consent for Kids (2020)

The Summary and Analysis of Rape Culture: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture (2021)

Critical Thinking: Statistical Reasoning and Intuitive Judgment by Varda Liberman (Author), Amos Tversky (Author) (2024)

Also, tongue in cheek intended, Flirting for Dummies, Relationships for dummies, Sex for dummies, making marriage work for dummies, pregnancy all in one for dummies, and emotionally focused couple therapy for dummies. 

The Dummies series consists of pyschology for dummies (2020), child psychology and development for Dummies (2011), forensic psychology for dummies (2012) , psychology statistics for dummies (2012), social psychology for dummies (2014), and cognitive psychology for dummies (2016).

And, Criminology for Dummies.


Edited by dnewhous

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