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Man’s Search for Meaning was written in 1946 by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describing his psychotherapeutic method of finding a reason to live.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients. The title of the book comes from the case study of a man with visual agnosia.
What really motivates people? This book by Daniel Pink covers the research on human motivation in the last few years. It’s well written, and an easy read, and will explode some long-standing beliefs.
This is a newer version of the original book by Robert Cialdini, that came out several years ago. This book is the “granddaddy” of all the other books on the topic of persuasion. A very worthwhile read.
This book on neuroplasticity was written by psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge. It features studies of several patients suffering from neurological disorders and details how the brain adapts to compensate for their disabilities. Doidge uses real life examples to show that the brain is adaptive, and thus plastic.
In Spark, Harvard psychiatrist John Ratey gives gives the reader yet another reason to get active: Exercise, he argues, has a “profound impact on cognitive abilities” and it “is simply one of the best treatments we have for most psychiatric problems.
RECOMMENDED INTERNET SITES
This site that was launched in 1995, is one of the largest independent psychology websites. It provided information, resources relating to mental health, psychology, social work and psychiatry. It was named one of 50 Best Websites of 2008 by Time Magazine and has been recognized in many noteworthy publications.
AllPsych Online is one of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Inside the site you’ll find over over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and psychology links, as well as an estimated 3000 pages of printed material.
NIMH is a Federal agency that conducts and supports research on mental illnesses. The website features extensive information on mental health topics, access to free NIMH publications on a host of topics from disorders to treatment, information about clinical trials for both participants and researchers., access to statistical information about mental disorders, and news in the science of mental health.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing over19,000 members. The APS is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. The site contains good information about mental health.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 148,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. As psychology links go, the APA website is a must visit and bookmark site for anybody studying and practicing psychology.
Shrunken mind covers positive psychology for mastering sports.
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