5 books to give to a psychologist for Christmas
Interesting books on psychology to give this holiday season? Here they are.
Yes, we know. It's more than studied and documented. Christmas is getting dangerously close and, as the days go by, the consumerist cravings (or the social pressure that induces us to buy gifts) grow like a soufflé.
When it comes to giving books as gifts, most mortals will be able to satisfy their shopping needs with the odd bestseller. best sellera light novel or perhaps a recipe manual. However, other types of people will have it much more complicated.
Books on psychology to give and to take in Christmas
These people are those that consider giving a book to a psychologist as a present..
But there is nothing to be afraid of. Returning to the wake of the successful first edition of 5 books to give to a psychologist in Christmas, it arrives now the second part of the list of recommended readings most popular among friends, colleagues and relatives of human behavior researchers.
Also, as last time, remember that you can always suggest new titles in the comments section.
And now, let's read!
1. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hatby Oliver Sacks
In this year 2015 one of the best popularizers in the world has left us: the neurologist Oliver Sacks. This Christmas may be a good time to begin to familiarize yourself with his work, which is characterized by being extremely interesting from a scientific point of view and also surprisingly delicate while dealing with the most human topics. delicate while dealing with the more human themes that permeate his work..
Because, at the end of the day, Sacks writes about humanity: about how it develops when certain parts of its nervous system cause it not to perceive reality like the rest and, of course, about how it faces the illness of its most intimate aspect: its own mind.
2. The factory of illusionsby Ignacio Morgado
An incredibly entertaining book on psychology and neurosciences, made up of many short texts, each of which deals with a specific topic about our mind.
In addition, it is divided into thematic blocks that cover many aspects of our day to day life: decision making, sexualityDecision-making, sexuality, etc. It is the ideal book to read in small spare time, trips in public transport and moments of waiting.
3. Ghosts in the brainby V. S Ramachandran and S. Blakeslee
This is possibly one of the best books to learn the basic fundamentals of logic. through which the human mind functions from a neuroscience point of view.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandrana neurologist well known for his research on phantom limbs, approaches here the big questions about how we think and feel through the study of the concrete structures of the brain, thus going from pure scientific divulgation to philosophical and existential aspects. The way in which both the explanations and the questions posed are presented is clear and direct, and there is a lot of ingenuity behind the way in which the brain's structures are explained.There is a lot of ingenuity behind the way in which relationships are hinted at between seemingly unrelated topics. that apparently have nothing to do with each other.
4. Dictionary of Psychology (AKAL)
Yes, a specialized dictionary. An option as boring as it is necessary in a world that is constantly generating new terms.
Having this dictionary of psychology is all the more important if we take into account that psychology aims to study something as changeable as human behavior and the processes of the nervous system using, in part, words. partly by using words.
5. The King's Brainby Nolasc Acarín
The neurologist Nolasc Acarín built in this book one of the best examples of the extent to which it is possible to condense many of the basic aspects of psychology and the study of behavior, associate them with what we know about human evolution and biology, and result in a book thatThe result is a book that is not very long, but very ambitious.
That is why this book is the right one for those people, dedicated or not to the world of psychology, who want to have a global picture about our propensities, our behavioral style and our way of feeling.
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)