Your End-of-Summer Psychology Reading List

Most schools are back in session and Labor Day is just around the corner, but don’t let those last few days of summer slip away. Hold on to your relaxing summer days by reading one of these educational yet entertaining books.

Improve Your Mind

Psychology Reading List Thinking Fast Thinking Slow  KahnemanThinking, Fast and Slow explores our brains’ two ways of thinking: fast, intuitive, and emotional and slow, deliberate, and logical. How do these two systems shape your judgment and decision making ability? Find out what techniques will make you more successful in both business and personal settings.

 

 

Psychology Reading List Power of Intuition at Work Gary Klein

Focusing on the “thinking fast” principle from the previous book, The Power of Intuition explores ways to use your gut feelings to make better decisions at work. The book’s goal is to unveil the mystery that surrounds intuition and turn it from elusive, innate skills to one that can be learned by anyone. Grab this book and get ready to pick up on the subtle cues and patterns that will make you a better intuitive decision maker.

 

 

Improve Your Work

Psychology Reading List Working Minds CTA Crandall Klein HoffmanAt CPG, a major method we use to uncover and train cognitive skills is Cognitive Task Analysis, or CTA. When people ask us what CTA does and how it can be applied, we recommend Working Minds: A Practitioner’s Guide to Cognitive Task Analysis for an in-depth look at the process. From psychology to business, from heath care to military training, CTA is an adaptable strategy for understanding and improving the way people get things done.

 

Psychology Reading List Seeing What Others Don't Gain Insights Gary KleinEvery field of study has seen game-changing innovations that created previously unimaginable possibilities. How did they come about, and what did their creators see that others didn’t? Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights takes a look at how insights are formed and what keeps them from happening.

 

 

 

Other Great Psychology Reads

Psychology Reading List Tell Tale Brain Neuroscience What Makes Us Human RamachandranThrough a series of case studies, The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human explores what sets us apart from any other living creatures on earth. Author Ramachandran explains the link between what we perceive and how our brain processes it.

 

 

Psychology Reading List Signal Noise Why Predictions Fail Nate SilverStatistician and author Nate Silver surprised people when he accurately predicted the winner of all 50 states in the 2012 Presidential Elections. But was it really a surprise? The Signal and the Noise: Why so many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t explains the difference between real forecasting signals and less-important information.

 

 

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