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Famous Psychology Books and Novels

Updated June 8, 2017 0 votes 29.4k views686 items

List of famous psychology books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular psychology books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best psychology novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

These books, like The Alchemist and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values include images when available.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best psychology books?" and "What are the most famous psychology books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable psychology titles on Amazon with just one click.
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    SubjectsSocial science, Commerce, Personnel Management, Business, Self-help

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    A fine young man

    Michael Gurian

    SubjectsChildbirth, Marriage, Parenting, Adolescence, Relationships

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    SubjectsRational emotive behavior therapy, Self-help

    Genres (Book)Psychology

    A Guide to Rational Living is a book by Albert Ellis....  more
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    SubjectsSex, New Age, Human sexuality, Alchemy, Love

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    A Mind Apart

    Susanne Antonetta

    SubjectsNew Age, Spirituality

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    SubjectsPsychiatry, History

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Psychology

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    A Return to Love

    Marianne Williamson

    SubjectsNew Age, Self-help, Spirituality, Psychology, Psychiatry

    Genres (Book)Self-help, Fiction, Psychology

    A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles is the first book by author Marianne Williamson and is to date the biggest selling book of interpretation of the spiritual...  more
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    A slender thread

    Diane Ackerman

    SubjectsSelf-help, Psychiatry, Counseling

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Biography, Psychology, Inspirational

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    SubjectsSelf-help

    Genres (Book)Psychology

  • 10

    SubjectsPsychiatry

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    About love

    Robert C. Solomon

    SubjectsContinental philosophy, Philosophy, Relationships, Family, Love

    Genres (Book)Philosophy, Psychology

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    SubjectsMedical, Child, Family, United States of America, Psychiatry

    Genres (Book)Biography, Psychology

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    SubjectsNeuropsychology, New Age, Internal medicine, Women, Medicine

    Genres (Book)Psychology

  • 14

    SubjectsMedical, Medicine, Public policy, Nursing, Psychiatry

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    Airless Spaces

    Shulamith Firestone

    SubjectsSocial psychology

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Psychology

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    Alchemical Sex

    E. J. Gold

    SubjectsNew Age, Human sexuality, Parapsychology, Alchemy, Spirituality

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    SubjectsPhilosophy, Genealogy, New Age, Reincarnation, Thanatology

    Genres (Book)Psychology, Reference

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    An Alchemy of Mind

    Diane Ackerman

    SubjectsNeuropsychology, Human anatomy, Physiology

    Genres (Book)Mathematics, Psychology, Science

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    SubjectsPhilosophy, Psychology, Psychiatry

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    SubjectsSelf-help, Motivation

    Genres (Book)Psychology, Inspirational

    And One More Thing Before You Go is an inspirational book written by award-winning American journalist and best-selling author Maria Shriver. The book expanded from a speech Shriver gave at a high...  more
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    SubjectsPhilosophy, Emotion, Self-help, Psychology, Psychiatry

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    SubjectsSelf-help

    Genres (Book)Psychology

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    Anthem

    Ayn Rand

    SubjectsLiterary, Education, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Dystopia, Fiction, Psychology, Science Fiction

    Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age....  more
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    Appetites

    Caroline Knapp

    SubjectsInternal medicine, Medicine, Self-help, United States of America, Health

    Genres (Book)Biography, Psychology, Sociology

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    Armageddon in Waco

    Stuart A. Wright

    SubjectsCultural studies, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology