Sunday, March 15, 2009

Must Have Psychology Books

Here is a working list of books that psychology teachers have recommended to me in the past week. If you see our list is missing a “must have book,” please let me know and I will add it.

I will add these books to the section on the page that already exits for books one I have established hyperlinks with online stores.

  • Favorite Activities for the Teaching of Psychology edited by Lucy Benjamin
  • Phantoms in the Brain by VS Ramachandran
  • Closing the Gap: Applied Sport Psychology for High School by David L. Rockwood
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
  • The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
  • Most books by Deborah Tannen
  • Vital Lies, Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception by D. Goleman
  • Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
  • Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman
  • Prejudice by Gordon Allport
  • How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
  • Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin
  • All books by Oliver Sacks:


Mrs. Briggs said...

I am going to be teaching and into. to psychology class next fall to juniors and seniors. I'd love a great textbook recommendation for the students. If you don't recommend a standard textbook, are there paperback books and article that you would recommend?
Thanks for your help!
Cindy briggs
Berwick Academy,
South Berwick, ME

Anonymous said...

Another for your MUST HAVE list is 'Thinking Skills for Peak Performance: Unleash Your Potential' is a new resource to teach SKILLS IN PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY to high school students - published by Macmillan in Australia. It is quite unique and is designed to explicitly teach skills to help students increase performance in any are e.g.academic, music, sports public speaking etc. My students are loving the lessons. Can be taught in psychology, pastoral lessons or PE/ Health or as a co curricular program.