Join 3,432 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

22 posts tagged with psychology and books. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 22 of 22. Subscribe:

Short-ish novel with psychologically diagnosable main character?

For an abnormal psych class I have to read a novel with a main character that has a DSM-5 diagnosable disorder and then diagnose them based on the book. One problem: all the good ones are probably already claimed. [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon on Jan 8, 2014 - 68 answers

Book recommendations in the field of psychology?

Not looking for pop psychology, but for fundamental texts that are unmissable. Work covering specific topics/subtopics (e.g., "this is the best book about borderline personality disorder") is fine too. I'm not going to be able to pursue another graduate degree for a while, so I'd like to start background and introductory reading for pleasure now (but I'd eventually like to work in the field). I have university library privileges! I've seen this ask, but it's a few years old and answers were rather thin. Go!
posted by sevensnowflakes on Jun 23, 2013 - 13 answers

How honest is the author of "The Truth about Dishonesty," Dan Ariely?

My wife and I have been reading and enjoying Ariely's books, but we're a little skeptical. Many of his study results seem a bit too spectacular. Some studies produce dramatic surprises. All of which, of course, makes for great entertainment. Can you tell me whether, in general, others have duplicated his study results? What kind of reputation does he have among behavioral researchers?
posted by markcmyers on May 29, 2013 - 4 answers

Give me happy

I'm looking for some of the best books/articles/podcasts/videos about positive psychology. Self-help books are fine, as long as they are well-founded in research. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 14, 2013 - 10 answers

A book to tell me what to do with my life

I'm almost finished reading The Now Habit by Neil Fiore. Can you recommend any books that are similar in approach but deal with a wider focus, that is, setting medium- and long-term goals? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Developmental Psychology literature

Developmental psychology books for new parents? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Jun 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Marxists: What exactly is wrong with Carl Jung?

Hi there Marxists, or psychologists, or Jungians, or what have you. My book club recently voted to read The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung. One member quit, insisting that she couldn't read Jung because she was a Marxist. Why? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Jun 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Books

Best books about manipulating people - e.g. via game theory, behavioural economics, inaccurate cognitive algorithms and so on? [more inside]
posted by kid A on May 13, 2011 - 24 answers

Is 'Psychology of Incompetence' competent?

Is Norman Dixon's On The Psychology Of Military Incompetence still considered to be an accurate portrayal of organisational psychology? [more inside]
posted by Jakob on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Where to find a case of case studies?

Last week, I've picked up a book "Introduction to Personality" by Jerry Phares, and now looking for similar books. What can you recommend me Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by caelumluna on Apr 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Book suggestions?

I'm looking for some good, meaty non-fiction to read over Christmas break while I'm home from grad school. Something with difficult ideas, yet readable and contemporary, and taking a fairly "big picture" view of a particular field. Any suggestions? Examples below. [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Dec 12, 2010 - 46 answers

Please recommend books about people trapped together

I was relieved to hear that they found the Chilean miners alive, and amazed that they will be trapped for four months until rescue. It also reminded me that I like reading books about people who are isolated somewhere for a long time. (I hope this doesn't sound morbid.) I'm not so much interested in tragedy and death; I'm more interested in the psychology and group dynamics of people who are forced to live closely together. Space station? Submarine? Post-apocalyptic abandoned museum? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Aug 23, 2010 - 51 answers

ISO Blogs About Books About Mental Health/Psychology

Anyone know of any good blogs that focus on books about mental health, addictions, neuroscience, psychology? NOT looking for blogs about those subjects in general, but seek only blogs about new and interesting books that cover these topics. Blogs about health books in general are also of interest. Thank you, Hive Mind!!!
posted by Maias on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Fun, interesting books about psychology and sociology?

What are some interesting pop-psychology or pop-sociology books that I could read this summer? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Jul 6, 2010 - 21 answers

Help me find a concise history of modern neuroscience?

I'm looking for a good, generalist (and preferably concise) account of the history of modern neuroscience. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Feb 26, 2010 - 9 answers

"Wanting to fail" book ?

Book about "wanting to fail" ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Dec 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Deviant psychology books?

I'm interested in suggestions for books on psychology, particularly deviant psychology. I'm not taking a degree, and I don't have access to an academic library, but I am looking for fairly academic works.
posted by stinkycheese on Dec 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Character-driven books

I'm looking for some relatively modern fiction that is mostly about how people think, or see the world, or become who they are. [more inside]
posted by salvia on Jan 12, 2009 - 25 answers

Books that blend Psychology, the human mind, and Artificial Intelligence theory?

Books that blend Psychology, the human mind, and Artificial Intelligence theory? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Aug 1, 2008 - 14 answers

Pageturners with insightful character development?

I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
posted by Malad on Dec 20, 2007 - 33 answers

I'm afraid of a book!

How can I read this scary book without going crazy? This may sound silly, but I swear it's serious.... [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 7, 2007 - 24 answers

Best books about psychotherapy?

I want to learn about psychoanalysis/psychotherapy/etc. -- what are the best books? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jul 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Page: 1