Best Psychology Books

On this page: a personal selection of the best psychology books. A curated list of nonfiction books on relationships, trauma and many more, notable articles, podcast episodes about mental health, and more.

This Reading List includes the top psychology books I’ve come across. I’ve rounded up books that cover the subjects of depression, anxiety, addiction, telling secrets, trauma, self-love, relationships, and more. From understanding trauma to recognizing the symptoms within ourselves and others, and finding ways to heal.

The book pickings below ⬇️ are my favorite books on this topic and I read every single one of them. Stay tuned if you want to read more of the best psychology books.

Full list of must read books about psychology

when the body says no

When the body says no

The cost of hidden stress

By Dr. Gabor Maté

In the `Body says no` Gabor writes about the link between the mind and the body. The book provides answers to important questions about the effect of this mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one’s individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. Gabor is famous for making a statement about how trauma is an effect of our childhood experiences – and not so much our genes.

What happened to you

What Happened To You?

Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing

By Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

In What happened to you? you’ll read the many conversations Bruce Perry had with Oprah Winfrey in which they get to speak about the concept of trauma in a deeper way. Perry describes the concept in a simple but interesting way and because of his background as a psychiatrist in the field of trauma related to children he offers an interesting, to me new perspective of how to look at it.





Tell Me Who I Am

Tell me who I am is a memoir and a book about childhood trauma.





Telling Lies

In this book, Paul Ekman outlines common motives for lying, the science of using so-called `micro-expressions´ to detect deception, and the concept of leaking emotion.




Pamela Meyer shares proven techniques to detect deception.




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