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.
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
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
Lies we live by: The art of self-deception by Eduardo Giannetti
Why Zebras don’t get ulcers by Robert Sapolsky