How 6 books On Psychology isn’t as Bad as You Think

We have put together six prime books on (human) psychology. We hope our readers will get enriched with philosophy and encouragement.

If you discovered something that made you tighten inside, you had better try to learn more about it.”Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Yes!

50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Source: www.Amazon.in

Author: Noah J. Goldstein

Genre: Self – help

Description: Small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion.”

To become more productive at work and in your personal life, Yes! Brings remarkable yet practical strategies to do so. It took more than 50 years of research in the psychology of persuasion. In fact, belief is not only an art; it is a vast topic to study if you plow deep inside it.

Moreover, Researchers have revealed bundles of hidden rules for attracting people towards you.

What did we learn from it?

  • Firstly, You will get empowered with intelligence and a sense of favorable judgment.
  • Secondly, You will find a scientific, proven approach to live your life to its fullest.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Source: www.Amazon.in

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Genre: Self – help

Description: In this splendid book, Daniel Kahneman takes us to an innovative tour of the mind. He then explains two systems in which our mind thinks. System 1 is fast, inherent, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more reflective, and more logical. The author splendidly catches the attention of the reader about how we think.

There are ample of things which we will realize after knowing the two systems.

Some of them are – what will make us happy in the coming times. The challenges we will be facing at work, home, and the list goes on.

What did we learn from it?

  • You will get practical insights about how we think in personal and business lives.
  • There are different techniques to overcome mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

Our favorite line from the book:

The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.”

Priceless

The Myth of Fair Value (and How to Take Advantage of It)

Author: William Poundstone

Genre: Self – help

Description: The bestselling author, William Poundstone, unleash the hidden psychology of price. While having psychology-related experiments, people are unable to estimate ‘reasonable‘ rates and are irrational and politically incorrect.

Similarly, Price consultants advise retailers on how to convince consumers to pay more for less, and negotiation coaches.

Our favorite line from the book:

Prices are the most pervasive hidden persuaders of all.”

What did we learn from it?

  • Excellent decision-making skills.
  • You will discover how to prove indispensable to anyone who negotiates.

Made to stick

Why Some Ideas Survive, and Others Die

“To make our communications more effective, we need to shift our thinking from “What information do I need to convey?” to “What questions do I want my audience to ask?” ―Chip Heath, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive, and Others Die

Author: Chip Heath | Dan Heath

Genre: Self- Help

Description: The book has described in great detail that why do some ideas anchors to success, while other purposes pass out. Added to that, it also stresses on manners to implement and barriers to the six principles (described below)

What did we learn from it?

It highlights six principles that can prove worthy of the sure-shot success of any idea. These principles are:

  • Concreteness: We should focus more on making our ideas flexible and concrete.
  • Unexpectedness: The authors mark the techniques to initiate surprise and endorse interest.
  • Simplicity: Emphasise on finding the gist of your opinions and spreading them in a convenient format.
  • Emotions: Throughout this book, numerous techniques focus on bothering about individuals rather than masses.
  • Stories: Through the proper course of action, one can create enthusiasm in others to enhance their activity level.
  • Credibility: The compelling resources used by Heath brothers(human scale principle, stats, etc.) can certainly assist in developing credibility into our ideas.

The Paradox of Choice

Why More is Less

Author: Barry Schwartz

Genre: Self- Help

Description: In this fast-moving world,  a large number of choices surround us.

Due to this, our level of satisfaction has gone down, and the scale of frustration is rising increasingly. We all are stumbling due to our higher expectations.

The notable TED talk speaker, profoundly defines that how having less number of choices can pave your path to euphoria.

What did we learn from it?

  • Nothing is perfect. Learn to live with imperfection.
  • You can’t have each and everything in this mortal life.

Some choices are good. But it is not necessary to increase the number of options to select from them.

Our favorite line from the book:

“We are surrounded by modern, time-saving devices, but we never seem to have enough time.”

Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves

“We are all very good at rationalizing our actions so that they are in line with our selfish motives.”

Dan Ariely, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves

Author: Dan Ariely

Genre: Self- Help

Description: What is that provokes us to cheat? Why do we lie about our age and income? Still, most of us are afraid to accept our betrayals. The author is curious to find the answers. He is intrigued by choice-making methodology, whether it is related to money or relationships.

On top of everything, Cheating is a contagious process. No matter how big or small do you cheat, others will surely be tracing it.

What did we learn from it?

  • Always prioritize yourself. Look at your failings and falling. Improvise them and be a change you demand in society.
  • Keep your feet firm on the ground at all times. Reduce your thirst for unwanted attention. Seek out for respect.

Happy Reading!

Author: Pranshu Agarwal  |Co- Author: Ayush Joshi


Do read our other article : https://akashbaani.com/an-unconventional-guide-to-human-psychology/

Pranshu Agarwal
Hi there! I am a kind of extroverted person who loves to make new connections and hearing new perspectives. I am a digital junkie and looking forward to become a successful digital entrepreneur. I love to read, if you are also a reader then lets get connected!
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