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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Man's Search for Meaning

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.

Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness is a non-fiction book by Daniel Gilbert. It has been translated into 20 languages, and is a New York Times bestseller.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

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.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a business and self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey.

Think and Grow Rich

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a business and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill.

Drive

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.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This is a newer version of the original book by Robert Cialdini, that came out several years ago.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.

The Brain That Changes Itself

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.

Spark

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

Psych Central

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.

All Psych Online

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.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a business and self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey.

AmoebaWeb

An outstanding resource maintained by Douglas Degelman, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Features over 2000 categorized psychology links.

Headspace

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation – offers a comprehensive website and one-stop-shop services that are youth-specific, and therefore youth-friendly.

National Institute of Mental Health

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.

Australian Psychological Society

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.

American Psychological Association

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.

The Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorders.

RECOMMENDED BLOGS

PsyBlog

Jeremy Dean focuses on the pragmatic daily-life implications of latest psychological research and phenomenon, effortlessly bridging the gap from the laboratory to the real world.

Psychology Today

The best of Psychology Today blogs, which contain some of my favorite bloggers specialising in one niche or the other, all available in one convenient feed.

Reader’s Digest

The BPS Research Digest is a superb resource, for students, researchers and people with a general interest in psychology.

The Reality of Anxiety

Looking at anxiety and anxiety disorder, this blog offers tips and suggestions on ways to combat this sometimes devastating disorder.

The Mouse Trap

Here you’ll find some general posts on psychology with a preference towards neuroscience, and a recent interest in positive psychology too.

Mind Hacks

Vaughan Bell provides daily interesting tit-bits from psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience, linking to some of the most interesting content on the web.

Neurocritic

A critical eye cast on the latest psychology and neuro fads, taking to task the spins and the exaggerations, and presented in a unique and maverick style.

Neurophilosophy

In-depth articles on psychological and neurological phenomenon, locating them in their proper historical context and relating them to the latest research findings.

Physical Exercise and Psychology Blog

This blog has some good posts and links about the cross-over between psych and physical exercise.

Positive Psychology Daily

The best positive psychology site on the web, written mostly by current and former MAPP students.

Shrunken Mind

Shrunken mind covers positive psychology for mastering sports.

The Meaning In Life

Michael Steger’s blog, more focus on meaning, as you might have guessed.

 

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