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The Selfish Gene (Popular Science)
The Selfish Gene (Popular Science)
"Remarkable fitness mechanisms developed over millions of years enable us to win the survival game."
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
"How are you smart?"
Passion and Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions
Passion and Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions
"The thinking person's guide to feelings"
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation
Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation
"Our basic psychological needs are autonomy, competence, and relatedness. These form the basis for intrinsic motivation."
How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works
"A fascinating description and explanation of human nature."
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
"Human nature is not what we may wish it was"
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life
"Quickly recognize emotions in yourself and others."
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
"We can't buy happiness, but we can earn gratification. Gratitude, forgiveness, learned optimism, and applying your signature strengths toward virtue lead to lasting fulfillment"
A General Theory of Love
A General Theory of Love
"Limbic resonance makes the heart grow fonder."
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
"Understand how your beliefs and behavior can be manipulated"
Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence
Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence
"Envy the Bonobo!"
Human Universals
Human Universals
"We all share a remarkable set of intrinsic similarities."
Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis.
Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis.
"With this rulebook, you can begin to identify the players."
Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities
Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities
"Discover your intrinsic motivations."
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Now, Discover Your Strengths
"Emphasize your talents and avoid being held back by your shortcomings."
The POWER PRINCIPLE: INFLUENCE WITH HONOR
The POWER PRINCIPLE: INFLUENCE WITH HONOR
"Live honorably"
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
"Forgiveness and acceptance are the secrets to happiness."
Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage, Third Edition
Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage, Third Edition
"Don't believe everything you hear. Don't dismiss all you hear."
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation
"Sometimes the nice guy does finish first"
Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama
"Stare back thoughts that obscure your true understanding of "what is"."
Self Matters : Creating Your Life from the Inside Out
Self Matters : Creating Your Life from the Inside Out
"Work through the exercises in this book to identify your authentic self."
The Big Five Personality Factors
The Big Five Personality Factors
"Name your stripes with this well researched taxonomy"
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit
Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit
"Understand the connection between positive outlook and good health."
Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are
Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are
"You are your synapses. This book makes the details of the remarkably complex networks of neurons, synapses, and chemicals that make up our brain accessible to the diligent layperson."
Finding Forrester
Finding Forrester
"A diversion you will probably enjoy."