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Popular psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Popular psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Popular psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Short Cuts To Happiness

Short Cuts To Happiness

Author: Tal Ben-Shahar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Even a New York Times-bestselling happiness expert can need advice! In his trailblazing Harvard courses, internationally bestselling books, and lectures and videos, positive psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar has shared his essential, scientifically backed tools for finding fulfillment the world over. But even the happiness expert needs a boost from time to time! Tal found his not in a guru or fellow psychologist, but rather in his longtime neighborhood barber, Avi-a man with a gift for making his clients look and feel great with wisdom beyond his years. Tal's visits to Avi soon grew into a friendship deeper than most. Between snips, the two men talked about everything from family and starting a business to the meaning of life and the power of music. Two years of their revelatory barbershop talk have been distilled into these gems of inspiration-perfect to give, receive, and share, even between haircuts. 'A charming read to remind you that wisdom about happiness is often right around the corner.' - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals, and co-author of Option B with Sheryl Sandberg 'When a happiness expert like Ben-Shahar turns to someone else for advice, you know the advice has got to be good. Short Cuts to Happiness offers accessible, universal wisdom that puts a life of meaning and fulfilment within reach and sets a very high bar for my next trip to the barber!' - Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man and How to Be Alive

Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself

Author: Melody Wilding Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2021

Are you a Sensitive Striver? Learn how to get out of your own way and rediscover your sensitivity as a superpower. ___ Highly sensitive and high performing? ___ Need time to think through decisions before you act? ___ Judge yourself harshly when you make mistakes? ___ Take feedback and criticism personally? ___ Find it difficult to set boundaries? It's time to Trust Yourself. Being highly attuned to your emotions, your environment, and the behavior of others can be the keys to success, but they can also lead to overthinking everything and burnout. Human behavior expert and executive coach Melody Wilding, LMSW has spent the past ten years working with Sensitive Strivers like you. In this groundbreaking book, she draws on decades of research and client work to examine the intersection of sensitivity and achievement in the workplace and offer neuroscience-based strategies you can use to reclaim control of your life and reach your full potential. Trust Yourself offers concrete steps to help you break free from stress, perfectionism, and self-doubt so you can find the confidence to work and lead effectively. You will learn how to: * Achieve confidence and overcome imposter syndrome. * Find your voice to speak and act with assertiveness. * Build resilience and bounce back from setbacks. * Enjoy your success without sacrificing your well-being. If you're an empathetic, driven person trying to navigate your career and learn how to believe in yourself in the process, Trust Yourself offers the mindset and tools to set you on the path to personal and professional fulfillment. The perfect book for: * Those who overthink, struggle to set boundaries, or suffer from burnout * Coaches and coaching clients * Entry-level workers, middle managers, executive level and above * Anyone who identifies as highly sensitive

Alchemy

Alchemy

Author: Rory Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

'A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to everything in life, and funny as hell.' Nassim Nicholas Taleb Why is Red Bull so popular - even though everyone hates the taste? Why do countdown boards on platforms take away the pain of train delays? And why do we prefer stripy toothpaste? Discover the alchemy behind original thinking, as TED Talk superstar and Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland reveals why abandoning logic and casting aside rationality is the best way to solve any problem. In his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists. He shows how economists, businesses and governments have got it all wrong: we are not rational creatures who make logical decisions based on evidence. Instead, the big problems we face every day, whether as an individual or in society, could very well be solved by thinking less logically. To be brilliant, you have to be irrational.

The Little Springtime Book of Gnomes

The Little Springtime Book of Gnomes

Author: Kirsten Sevig Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2021

Kirsten Sevig is mad about gnomes-both the legendary little creatures who sport pointed hats and a carefree style, and the less familiar iteration: the wise, pithy saying. Here, she brings the two together again, as she did with The Little Winter Book of Gnomes. Boat-y gnomes go a-sailing ( A fair wind at our back is best ) raspberry-speckled gnomes balance on ladders ( The best fruits hang highest ) young gnomes lounge under flowering branches ( From small seeds grow big trees ) and many more. Sevig's watercolour illustrations celebrate the lengthening days and the pleasures of being outside. Her recipes for elderflower lemonade and ginger biscuits, instructions for simple bouquets and flower chains, and an infectious happy attitude make this the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the little pleasures in life.

Schadenfreude

Schadenfreude

Author: Tiffany Watt Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

'A delightful book, full of jokes and confessions' Guardian A hilarious quest to understand life's ultimate guilty pleasure In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way - she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion - and perhaps, even, embracing it.

Born to be Mild

Born to be Mild

Author: Rob Temple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

A handful of years ago, I moved with my wife to a house on a quiet street in a quiet town and lay quietly in a room for a long time. I used to love an adventure, but when I hit my thirties I started to become afraid of the world, until I was too frightened to even go outside at all . . . it was just me, my phone and my social media feeds. Doesn't sound too healthy, does it? It wasn't. Rob Temple runs the social-media empire Very British Problems from the comfort of his own sofa, but what happens when the four walls of your living room become your world? Everything goes wrong. In this hilarious and life-affirming memoir, Rob sets out to reinvent himself as an intrepid traveller, a bee-keeper and yogi, all to become a little less Bear (Pooh) and a little more Bear (Grylls). Along the way there are good days and bad days, but with each failed adventure and small triumph, Rob discovers how the mild-mannered and anxious can still enjoy their own share of (gentle) adventure from time to time. 'Raw and honest' - Daily Mail 'A refreshingly unpolished memoir that reads like somebody talking to you with an unfiltered voice' - Sunday Express, S Magazine

Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Author: Ozan Varol Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

New ways to think in unprecedented times. Named a must read by Susan Cain, endlessly fascinating by Daniel Pink, and bursting with practical insights by Adam Grant. In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life -- whether it's landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems -- without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking -- enjoy an extraordinary advantage. Think Like a Rocket Scientist will inspire you to take your own moonshot and enable you to achieve lift-off.

Navigating Loneliness

Navigating Loneliness

Author: Cheryl Rickman, Terry Waite Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

We are experiencing a loneliness epidemic, but we needn't remain lonely. Through actionable strategies, you will discover how to support and maintain existing relationships, foster new connections and learn how to shift your perspective about community and belonging. Throughout, you will find step by step solutions to help grow self-acceptance, self-belief and self-compassion. You will learn how to: Understand the difference between solitude and loneliness Appreciate alone time and celebrate solitude Cope with isolation Connect with others Connect with yourself This book is a unique compass, guiding you gently through uncertain times.

Everyday Resilience

Everyday Resilience

Author: Dr Samantha Boardman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

How to build your resilience and harness mental strength to thrive in the face of daily stress. We're have always been told to not 'sweat the small stuff' but in fact it's often those things that tip us over the edge, whether it's your laptop freezing during a Zoom call or a pen leaking through your favourite pair of jeans, it can often feel like the straw that broke the camel's back. Based on 20 years of treating clients on the brink of burn-out, psychiatrist Dr Samantha Boardman shares her best advice for how to protect yourself from those micro-stressors and live every day as your best self. Full of simple and sometimes surprising advice, like arranging to see a friend after a busy day at work instead of spending the evening on the sofa or doing exercise when you feel tired, this book will help you to cultivate our relationships, maximise our mood, feel inspired and take on whatever life throws at you.

The Twentysomething Handbook

The Twentysomething Handbook

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

No Regrets Living

No Regrets Living

Author: Harley A. Rotbart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Dr. Harley Rotbart's prescription for a life filled with gratitude for what we have and appreciation for what we have done with our time on earth. No Regrets Living is a proactive, 7-step plan to help us better appreciate what we have in our lives, and take greater pride in what we've done with our lives-without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently. Of course all of us have had disappointments, lamentable moments. For some, those times have led to lasting unhappiness and a life that feels unfulfilled, even meaningless. Others have found ways to move past the downturns and find better ahead. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us accommodate those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives. Dr. Rotbart brings his unique perspective as physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and heart patient to No Regrets Living. Part self-help manual, part inspirational road map, part moving memoir, No Regrets Living is a blueprint for reaching greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Woven into the timeless message of the book are especially timely observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart's expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.

How To Think

How To Think

Author: John Paul Minda Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2021

This book will get you thinking about thinking. We understand more about the brain than ever before and we also have more tools than ever before to help us think. This book will show you how your brain works, how your mind works, why we all make certain mistakes in thinking and why that's not always a bad thing. In order to understand how people behave, you need to understand how people think. And if you want to understand how people think, you need to have a basic understanding of cognitive psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. This book explains cognition and the links between the brain, the mind and behaviour in a clear and straightforward way. Through interesting case studies and research examples, Minda shows how the brain is involved in mental activity, how memory works, how language affects thought, how good (and bad) decisions are made, and why we make predictable errors in our thinking. With practical applications for everyday life, this a book that helps us become better thinkers, better learners and better problem-solvers. In the current era of big data, algorithms and AI, Minda argues that knowing about how humans think-how you think-is more important than ever before.