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20 Best Psychology Books To Improve Your Life

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9. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships in this book The Nature Fix.

10. The Happiness Hack: How to Take Charge of Your Brain and Program More Happiness into Your Life

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According to Ellen Petry Leanse, author of The Happiness Hack, billions of us log in to Facebook every day, we send 6 billion text messages daily, and we share 9,000 snaps (on Snapchat) per second. Yet, 1 in 4 Americans feels lonely. We are more connected than ever, but not in the ways that matter for our happiness and well-being.

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​11. How to Break up with Your Phone

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The book, How to Break up with Your Phone, teaches us, step-by-step, how to build better relationships with our phones so that we can live happier and healthier lives.

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12. Activating Happiness: A Jump-Start Guide to Overcoming Low Motivation, Depression, or Just Feeling Stuck

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It’s not just big choices that can radically change our lives—sometimes it’s the small ones. Activating Happiness offers powerful, evidence-based strategies to help you conquer low motivation, nix negative moods, and defeat depression by actively making positive choices in small, everyday moments.

13. Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting

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“I used to work 11-hour weekdays and half-day Saturdays, and I was mentally consumed with work for much of the remainder,” Blake Snow reveals in his new book, Log Off: How to Stay Connected after Disconnecting.

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14. Happiness Hacks

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You can give yourself a boost of energy and a side of happiness by trying these happiness hacks (from the book Happiness Hacks). It includes 300+ simple ways presented in the book to get – and stay – happy.

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15. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.

16. The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World

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It’s time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for others, and for our world—can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference, and open us up to a life of profound happiness.

17. Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think

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Research shows that self-awareness – knowing who we are and how others see us – is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships.  Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, Tasha Eurich shows us what it really takes to better understand ourselves on the inside – and how to get others to tell us the honest truth about how we come across.

18. The Art of Thinking Clearly

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Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book, The Art of Thinking Clearly will change the way you think and transform your decision-making—work, at home, every day. It reveals, in 99 short chapters, the most common errors of judgment, and how to avoid them.

19. Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

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Asking people for help isn’t intuitive; in fact, a lot of our instincts are wrong. As a result, we do a poor job of calling in the reinforcements we need, leaving confused or even offended colleagues in our wake. This pragmatic book, Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You explains how to get it right. With humor, insight, and engaging storytelling, Heidi Grant, PhD, describes how to elicit helpful behavior from your friends, family, and colleagues–in a way that leaves them feeling genuinely happy to lend a hand.

20. Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

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In Imperfect Courage, the founder of the popular fair trade jewelry brand Noonday Collection shares her story of starting the rapid-growing business that impacts over 4,500 artisans in vulnerable communities across the globe—and invites readers on a journey of transformation, challenging them to trade their comfort zones for a life of impact and adventure.
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Dr. Tchiki Davishttps://www.berkeleywellbeing.com/
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D., is a consultant, writer, and expert on well-being technology. She has helped build happiness products, programs, and services that have reached more than a million people worldwide. To learn more about how Tchiki can help you grow your happiness & well-being, visit berkeleywellbeing.com
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