Are you looking to expand your knowledge on a particular psychological subject? Maybe you want to know more about child psychology as your toddler enters a new stage of development. Maybe you are having a difficult time bridging relationships at work. Or maybe your loved one is struggling with addiction recovery. Whatever your interest, here is list of good reads worth checking out:
Redirect, by Timothy Wilson, 2011 – The second book in Wilson’s collection on human behavior, this book will help you learn how to make last change in behavior. This is also a good read if you want to help someone else change their behavior. Wilson’s candid and astute take on research and therapies makes for an inspirational read.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson, 2011 – This is an excellent read for parents, teachers or anyone working directly with children who wants to help them shape and develop their emotional intelligence. The book is broken down into 12 strategies to guide and support your child as their mind develops.
Brain Rules: 12 Principles For Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, by John Medina, 2009 – This books is jam-packed with fascinating studies, along with methods to apply the research to our lives. Medina does an excellent job explaining basic functions of the human brain and how we can use the information on a daily basis.
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, 2011 – This is not an easy read, but the content is essential in understanding how people think and react. If you want to understand why we do the things we do, we highly recommend this book.
Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, 2011 – A compelling read about the world’s brightest, wealthiest, and most successful people. This books seeks to answer the question, “what makes these people different from the rest of us?” Gladwell looks as brilliant soccer players, the Beatles, tech billionaires and more.
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship by Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT, Harville Hendrix PhD, 2012 – This books dives into the age old question, “What the heck is my partner thinking?” Tatkin and Hendrix reveal the importance of understanding how our partner’s brain works, while learning about how our own brain works along the way. The goal? To enjoy a relationship based on trust and understanding, and hopefully igniting some sparks along the way.
If you have deeper questions about the topics addressed in the books above, or you would like to see a therapist about a personal issue, please call Healing Minds today and we can get started.