Mindhunter by John E. Douglas

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas

Mindhunter by John E. Douglas was written in collaboration with Mark Olshaker – Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit – is a fascinating book. I saw the series about Douglas and loved it, so I was very eager to read the book too. It…

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt was a book I wanted to read for a while and I’m glad I did, despite what looks like a low rating from me. I think the book covers some pretty interesting ideas and concepts and I liked reading…

The Myth of Martyrdom by Adam Lankford

The Myth of Martyrdom by Adam Lankford

The Myth of Martyrdom by Adam Lankford – What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers – is a book I read in 2017 for the first time. I read it again and I found it just as interesting this time. The…

Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein

Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein

Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein was published earlier this year and I was keen to read it. I read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and I was curious to know more about noise. The book makes a clear difference…

The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

I loved The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton – Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter. It was a bit hard to pinpoint where this book should be included, if in the Psychology section or memoirs. In the end I’ve decided to go…

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan

I was eager to read Happy Ever After by Paul Dolan – Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life. Even before finishing his first book, Happiness by Design, I stopped and reserved this one at the library. It was a disappointment though. I gave it…

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan – Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life – is a short book about happiness, from a psychological perspective. Dolar is a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and his approach is clear and scientific,…

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

I wanted to read 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson – An Antidote to Chaos after seeing Jordan Peterson in an old Munk Debate. He was arguing against political correctness. His side won with a gain of 6%, but, more than that, he was…

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler. It has the subtitle A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. This is an interesting book and is also very easy to follow. I thought the book has a more scientific approach. But, it is a self-help…

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck. Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life. This is a book I would recommend to everybody. Even if you don’t have toxic parents, it is very likely that you are close to people that had, a…

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker

As a psychologist, I’ve always gave more importance to the nature vs nurture debate. The Blank Slate The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker shows the importance of nature. It was a fascinating read. I don’t agree with everything said in the book,…

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. I mentioned the book before in the review of 50 Philosophy Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon. I was eager to read the book and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s fantastic. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is also mentioned…