Psychology – reading for pleasure

Not everything you read has to be for an assignment … you could just read for pleasure!

Psychology & Counselling is an incredibly rich and interesting subject so why not spend the summer reading some of these books we have in the library. These titles have been taken from recommendations the Psychology department (past and present) have made. You can find the entire list here along with comments about the books to go along with the recommendations.

These books are a mix of fiction and nonfiction which will help develop your subject knowledge, but they might also just be fun and enjoyable reads.

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The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Critical mass – how one thing leads to another by Philip Ball

Thinking Fast and Slow by Thomas Kahnemann

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Neuromancer by William Gibson

The Art of Deception by Kevin D. Mitnick

Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl

Buddha’s Brain. The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom by Rick Hanson

Walden two by B.F. Skinner

Memoirs of an addicted brain by Marc Lewis

The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks

A few kind words and a loaded gun and The Rusty Gun by Noel ‘Razor’ Smith

The Thinking Ape by Richard Byrne

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Danger: Our quest for excitement by Michael Apter

The odd brain: mysteries of our weird and wonderful brains explained by Stephen Juan

Lies we live by: The art of self-deception by Eduardo Giannetti

Why Zebras don’t get ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

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