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Psychology Book Summaries

Understanding basic human psychology is one of the most fundamental skills you need to succeed in the world. Whether it’s relationships, business, friendship, or family relations, you need to understand how psychology works. 

Psychology book summaries will help you learn:

  • how to frame problems into challenges
  • how to distill information into substantial, action-oriented chunks
  • how to talk to both the emotional and logical part of the human mind

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Atlas of the Heart Book Summary, Review, Notes

The book walks through a new framework for fostering genuine connection and covers eighty-seven feelings and experiences that characterize what it means to be human.  Book Title: Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human ExperienceAuthor: Brené BrownDate of Reading: July 2023Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In

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The Black Swan Book Summary, Review, Notes

The book Black Swan – Impact of the Highly Improbable tells us the story of Black Swans – impactful, unpredictable events that have been taking place since we know anything about history. The author explains the fundaments of this concept and where people are making mistakes when trying to predict or influence a Black Swan. 

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Summary, Review, Notes

“Blink” is about how quickly our minds can process information. The power of the human mind to make quick decisions and judgments that are, for the most part, correct is one of the topics that Malcolm Gladwell investigates in this book. Book Title— Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingAuthor— Malcolm GladwellDate of Reading— April

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Emotional Intelligence Book Summary, Review, Notes

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman is a book about us, about our emotions and what drives us to take certain actions. The writer’s ultimate goal is to explain the importance of a healthy emotional life. Book Title: Emotional Intelligence, Why it can matter more than IQ Author: Daniel Goleman Date of Reading: March 2023 Rating:

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The Tipping Point Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Tipping Point is a book about how ideas can become trends that spread like wildfire and grow increasingly popular. Ideas aren’t the only thing that can spread this way, though. Diseases and even a company’s products can do the same thing. Gladwell uses a lot of different examples to show how these trends spread,

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Mindset The New Psychology of Sucess Summary, Review, Notes

Dr. Carol S. Dweck, the Professor of Psychology at Stanford, demonstrates in her book “Mindset,” how a person’s perspective on their own abilities and the range of possible mindsets has a significant impact on their performance in school, work, sports, the arts, and pretty much any other area of human endeavor. Dweck explains the distinction

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Outliers, The Story of Success Book Summary, Review, Notes

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell explain how the people at the end of the bell curve handle life and success. His goal was to explain the key points we are taking the wrong way when it comes to being more than average. Book Title: Outliers, The Story of Success Author: Malcolm Gladwell Date of Reading: Feb

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Man’s Search For Meaning Book Summary, Review, Notes

Victor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist who lived through the Holocaust, wrote this simple but deep and thoughtful book. Frankl created Logotherapy, a type of existential psychology. His books and presentations have been called “the most inspiring on finding meaning in life and in suffering,” and he has received numerous awards for them. Frankl

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Thinking, Fast and Slow Book Summary, Review, Notes

Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow” was written with the intention of assisting readers in identifying cognitive faults. In it, the author hopes to assist readers in comprehending and recognizing these processes inside themselves, as well as gaining an understanding of how it might be remedied. This book is a follow-up to prior research

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The Body Keeps the Score Book Summary, Review, Notes

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk’s book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, makes use of the most recent discoveries in the field of science to demonstrate how trauma can literally reshape both the body and the brain, impairing the sufferer’s capacity for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. Dr.