Die besten 60 Bücher zu Social Psychology

Social Psychology is an ever-evolving field that explores how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the presence of others. Gaining a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of human interaction is crucial in today's interconnected world. That's where our comprehensive book list comes in.

Our selection offers valuable insights into the nuances of social psychology, helping you better comprehend the intricacies of interpersonal relationships. So, let's unravel the mysteries of human interaction and embark on this enlightening journey together!
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Social Psychology Bücher: The Happiness Hypothesis von Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis

Jonathan Haidt
Putting Ancient Wisdom and Philosophy to the Test of Modern Science
4.5 (239 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Happiness Hypothesis?

In The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt examines the ideas of famous ancient thinkers in light of modern knowledge and uses scientific findings to answer the question, “What makes a person happy?” The book will provide you with a better understanding of human social behavior and enable you to increase your own happiness.

Wer The Happiness Hypothesis lesen sollte

  • Anyone looking for more happiness and meaning in his or her life
  • Anyone interested in psychology and research on happiness

Social Psychology Bücher: Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life von Douglas T. Kenrick

Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life

Douglas T. Kenrick
A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity Are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature
3.9 (84 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life?

Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life (2011) looks at the many ways in which our evolutionary survival and reproductive instincts influence our behavior in the modern world. From conspicuous consumption to cold-blooded murder, it often seems that humans will do just about anything to survive and reproduce, and these blinks takes a closer look at what drives these profound desires.

Wer Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life lesen sollte

  • People interested in a deeper understanding of human behavior
  • Students of social psychology
  • Men frightened by their own dark thoughts

Social Psychology Bücher: Reading the Comments von Joseph M. Reagle Jr.

Reading the Comments

Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
Likers, Haters and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web
3.3 (24 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Reading the Comments?

Reading the Comments (2015) delves into the social phenomenon of online commentary. These blinks explore how online commenting became the force it is and examine commenting’s positive and negative influence on communication at large. Importantly, these blinks encourage you to think about the implications of online comments for the modern internet user.

Wer Reading the Comments lesen sollte

  • Readers fascinated by online commentary
  • People keen to learn about new modes of communication
  • Students majoring in communication studies

Social Psychology Bücher: Willful Blindness von Margaret Heffernan

Willful Blindness

Margaret Heffernan
Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
4.5 (29 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Willful Blindness?

Willful Blindness (2011) is about a common phenomenon through which humans block out the uncomfortable realities of the world. These blinks explain how and why people so often fail to see what’s right in front of their noses and outlines the steps we can all take to open our eyes to the truth.

Wer Willful Blindness lesen sollte

  • Readers who have a hard time thinking for themselves
  • People pleasers
  • Anyone who thinks they might be growing out of touch with reality

Social Psychology Bücher: Discipline & Punish von Michel Foucault

Discipline & Punish

Michel Foucault
The Birth of the Prison
4.3 (119 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Discipline & Punish?

Discipline & Punish (1975) is a celebrated work of renowned French philosopher and sociologist Michel Foucault. Foucault studies the history of forms of power, punishment, discipline and surveillance from the French Ancien Régime through to more modern times, seeing it as a reflection of a changing society.

Wer Discipline & Punish lesen sollte

  • Concerned citizens worried about the overreach of mass surveillance
  • Philosophers, historians, cultural scientists and sociologists
  • Anyone interested in modern prisons

Social Psychology Bücher: When von Daniel H. Pink


Daniel H. Pink
The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
4.5 (272 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in When?

When (2018) combs through around 700 scientific studies to get a better understanding of how big a role timing plays in our lives. Daniel H. Pink sifts through data from the fields of economics, anthropology, social psychology and others, giving the reader a thorough look at why we make the decisions we do, and why we make them when we do.

Wer When lesen sollte

  • Readers who want to improve their efficiency
  • Managers looking for tips on effective leadership
  • Recent college graduates

Social Psychology Bücher: Why Does He Do That? von Lundy Bancroft

Why Does He Do That?

Lundy Bancroft
Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
4.5 (225 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Why Does He Do That??

Why Does He Do That? (2003) reveals the psychology behind abusive men. Drawing on his experience as a counselor to male abusers, author Lundy Bancroft explains the nature of abusive thinking, the early warning signs of abuse, and the steps women can take to free themselves from an abusive relationship.

Wer Why Does He Do That? lesen sollte

  • Anyone who feels trapped in an abusive relationship
  • Mothers considering leaving their abusive partner
  • People who suspect a friend or family member is being abused

Social Psychology Bücher: Man and His Symbols von Carl Jung

Man and His Symbols

Carl Jung
4.5 (319 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Man and His Symbols?

Man and His Symbols (1964) was the final work of the influential psychologist Carl Jung, and the only one written for a general audience. It breaks down some of Jung’s most complex ideas, such as his theories about archetypes and the unconscious, and it explores the vast expanse of symbols and stories that dwell within our minds.

Wer Man and His Symbols lesen sollte

  • Students of psychology and philosophy
  • People who want to understand their dreams better
  • Lovers of myths, legends, folk tales, and parables

Social Psychology Bücher: Human Hacking von Christopher Hadnagy with Seth Schulman

Human Hacking

Christopher Hadnagy with Seth Schulman
Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You
4.5 (311 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Human Hacking?

Human Hacking (2021) is a guide to the art of ethical social engineering. Using the same tools of psychology and influence deployed by security hackers, it demonstrates how to boost social interactions in daily life. It covers a range of tips on how to adjust your natural communication tendencies to steer encounters to your advantage, with practical tools on how to influence others using empathy and compassion.

Wer Human Hacking lesen sollte

  • Those interested in becoming more persuasive
  • People interested in making new friends
  • Anyone interested in social engineering

Social Psychology Bücher: Not Born Yesterday von Hugo Mercier

Not Born Yesterday

Hugo Mercier
The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe
4.0 (66 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Not Born Yesterday?

What’s it about?

Not Born Yesterday (2020) investigates common claims that humans are inherently gullible creatures. With the help of studies, evolutionary biology, and historical anecdotes, the author chips away at these claims one by one. He shows that humans have actually developed sophisticated cognitive mechanisms designed to aid the decisions of who to trust, what to believe, when to change our minds, and how to reject implausible information.

Wer Not Born Yesterday lesen sollte

Who’s it for?

  • History buffs
  • Anyone interested in evolutionary psychology
  • People wondering how to trust what others say and do

Social Psychology Bücher: Beyond Order von Jordan B. Peterson

Beyond Order

Jordan B. Peterson
12 More Rules for Life
4.5 (596 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Beyond Order?

Beyond Order (2021) is a prescription for how to navigate the complexities of modern life. While Peterson’s previous work warned of the danger of excessive chaos, this new guide to living details the perils of too much rigid order.

Wer Beyond Order lesen sollte

  • Disorganized thinkers looking to clean up their mental room
  • Inactive dreamers in need of some motivation
  • Anyone looking for a little direction in life

Social Psychology Bücher: You're Invited von Jon Levy

You're Invited

Jon Levy
The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence
4.5 (285 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in You're Invited?

You’re Invited (2021) is your guide to creating connections and building communities around what personally matters most. It reveals the key things you need to know about behavioral psychology in order to design events that best fit your business and values – and shows how you can make a real difference in the world.

Wer You're Invited lesen sollte

  • Business leaders looking to create a more supportive company culture
  • Introverts craving connection without the social pressure
  • Social justice activists looking to increase engagement

Social Psychology Bücher: Power Hour von Adrienne Herbert

Power Hour

Adrienne Herbert
How to Focus on Your Goals and Create a Life You Love
4.3 (281 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Power Hour?

Power Hour (2020) introduces a way to take charge of your life by devoting the first hour of each day to a goal or passion. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to procrastinate. Instead of waiting for the perfect time to pursue a goal, you have to make time to do it. One hour each day can change your attitude, habits, health, and social connections – and these changes can lead to a more fulfilling and productive life. 

Wer Power Hour lesen sollte

  • All those feeling overwhelmed and exhausted
  • Productivity hackers
  • People looking for motivation

Social Psychology Bücher: Mine! von Michael A. Heller and James Salzman


Michael A. Heller and James Salzman
How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives
3.9 (46 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Mine!?

Mine! (2021) explores the hidden rules of ownership that govern our world and influence our behavior. From who rides first at Disney World to who owns the space behind your seat on an airplane, it reveals the secrets of who gets what and why.

Wer Mine! lesen sollte

  • Fans of Freakonomics or Nudge
  • Law students
  • Pop culture enthusiasts

Social Psychology Bücher: Wanting von Luke Burgis


Luke Burgis
The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
4.5 (130 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Wanting?

Wanting (2021) provides a riveting, philosophical answer to the question Why do we want the things we want? Drawing on theories originally developed by the celebrated polymath René Girard, it reveals an uncomfortable truth: that our desires are all ultimately a product of other people’s desires. The point isn’t to eliminate them,⁠ but rather to choose, carefully and consciously, which ones we should actually strive for. 

Wer Wanting lesen sollte

  • Lovers of philosophy, psychology, and literature
  • Dedicated self-improvers
  • Young entrepreneurs and business leaders

Social Psychology Bücher: The Sweet Spot  von Paul Bloom

The Sweet Spot

Paul Bloom
The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search For Meaning
4.5 (746 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Sweet Spot ?

The Sweet Spot (2021) is a refreshing antidote to all the books we read about being positive at all costs. It argues that negative experiences like pain, suffering, and discomfort are not something to be shied away from. In fact, they can add value to our lives. Instead of trying to avoid discomfort, we need to find the right discomfort. That is, the kind of challenge that makes our lives meaningful. 

Wer The Sweet Spot lesen sollte

  • Self-help fans who are tired of all the toxic positivity
  • Psychology lovers looking for an original perspective on how pain and suffering affect our lives
  • Reflective seekers looking to understand what will give their lives a sense of purpose

Social Psychology Bücher: The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks von Joe Federer

The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks

Joe Federer
How Brands Create Authentic Engagement by Understanding What Motivates Us
4.2 (99 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks?

The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks (2020) describes how brands can create effective and authentic content by understanding the basics of human psychology. Drawing on Freudian psychoanalysis, it gets to the bottom of our online habits and shows brands how to connect with people on a deeper level.

Wer The Hidden Psychology of Social Networks lesen sollte

  • Brand strategists at companies big or small
  • Content creators of any type
  • Those curious about how brands are trying to get their attention

Social Psychology Bücher: Everyday Vitality von Samantha Boardman

Everyday Vitality

Samantha Boardman
How to Thrive, Survive, and Feel Alive
4.5 (414 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Everyday Vitality?

Everyday Vitality (2021) explores how we can cultivate resilience while juggling the small, nonstop stresses of everyday life. Those who thrive do so because they build vitality, a force of power and flexibility that allows them to handle difficulties. The people who cope best are the ones who find ways to turn their stress into strength through intentionality, purpose, and connection.

Wer Everyday Vitality lesen sollte

  • Anyone looking to alleviate stress in their daily lives
  • People interested in improving their quality of life
  • Those who are interested in achieving peace amid busyness

Social Psychology Bücher: The Daily Laws von Robert Greene

The Daily Laws

Robert Greene
366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature
4.5 (658 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Daily Laws?

The Daily Laws (2021) is a compendium of 366 rules for life, covering everything from seduction and power to the discovery of your life’s great task. It distills the insights author Robert Greene has uncovered in a series of best-selling books spanning 22 years of word.

Wer The Daily Laws lesen sollte

  • Fans of Robert Greene’s best-selling work
  • People who’ve lost touch with their sense of purpose and drive
  • Anyone in need of a strong dose of wisdom

Social Psychology Bücher: The Power of Strangers von Joe Keohane

The Power of Strangers

Joe Keohane
The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World
4.2 (170 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Power of Strangers?

The Power of Strangers (2021) explores why we don’t talk to strangers – and why we definitely should. It looks at how humans evolved to communicate and collaborate with strangers and reveals why our modern alienation from one another is such a problem.

Wer The Power of Strangers lesen sollte

  • Anyone feeling lonely in the modern world
  • Those suffering from pandemic isolation
  • People interested in the psychology of communication

Social Psychology Bücher: Drunk von Edward Slingerland


Edward Slingerland
How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
4.5 (571 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Drunk?

Drunk (2021) is a scientific and historical inquiry into the evolutionary reasons why humans started getting drunk. Drunk examines how inebriation helped our ancestors evolve into creative, communal, cultural beings, and considers whether or not alcohol is an appropriate tool for the modern age.

In the audio version of these blinks, you'll hear "Also Sprach Zarathustra," composed by Richard Strauss, made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license by Kevin MacLeod. Thanks, Kevin! 

Wer Drunk lesen sollte

  • Anyone who drinks
  • People curious about human behavior
  • Anyone interested in evolution

Social Psychology Bücher: You Are Your Best Thing von Edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

You Are Your Best Thing

Edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown
Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
4.1 (99 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in You Are Your Best Thing?

You Are Your Best Thing (2021) is an anthology of original essays that explore Black experiences of living, loving, and parenting in America today. It examines concepts like vulnerability and shame, and shows that the key to personal healing lies in confronting white supremacy and the racist systems that make Black people feel unsafe in their communities. 

Wer You Are Your Best Thing lesen sollte

  • Black people looking for tools to heal from trauma
  • Psychology-lovers seeking new perspectives on how the personal and political intersect
  • Those who want to deepen their understanding of the impact of racism in America

Social Psychology Bücher: Wired for Love von Stan Tatkin

Wired for Love

Stan Tatkin
How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
4.5 (543 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Wired for Love?

Wired for Love (2012) is a guide to maintaining closeness and emotional security within romantic partnerships. It uses research from neurobiology and psychology to show why long-term couples come into conflict, and it offers practical tips on how to use knowledge about brain functions to promote peace and mutual security in your relationship.

Wer Wired for Love lesen sollte

  • Partners in committed relationships
  • Couples seeking to manage conflict 
  • Those interested in social psychology

Social Psychology Bücher: Toward a Psychology of Being von Abraham H. Maslow

Toward a Psychology of Being

Abraham H. Maslow
4.5 (354 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Toward a Psychology of Being?

Toward a Psychology of Being (1962) expands on famed psychologist Abraham Maslow's pivotal theories of motivation and self-actualization, which were first introduced in Maslow's 1954 book, Motivation and Personality. It presents a series of hypotheses about the human condition, dealing with important questions about people’s innate desires, the nature of well-being, and the process of psychological growth.

Wer Toward a Psychology of Being lesen sollte

  • Psychology fanatics 
  • Aspiring self-actualizers who want to get more out of their lives
  • Parents, teachers, counselors, and all those who work with young people

Social Psychology Bücher: The Quick Fix von Jesse Singal

The Quick Fix

Jesse Singal
Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills
4.2 (80 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Quick Fix?

The Quick Fix (2021) is a skeptical study of recent trends in behavioral psychology. Academic studies and TED talks may appear to make a convincing case for the power of positive thinking or the impact of implicit bias, but sometimes the evidence just isn’t there. In a complex world, the explanations for human behavior are often more nuanced than some modern psychologists would have you believe.

Wer The Quick Fix lesen sollte

  • Psychology skeptics
  • Those interested in societal problems and human behavior
  • Anyone who has ever viewed a TED talk

Social Psychology Bücher: Big Feelings von Mollie West Duffy and Liz Fosslien

Big Feelings

Mollie West Duffy and Liz Fosslien
How to be Okay When Things Are Not Okay
4.2 (336 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Big Feelings?

Big Feelings (2022) is a guide to coping with some of the toughest emotions we ever face, from anger to despair. By acknowledging and facing up to these emotions, it’s possible to work through them.

Wer Big Feelings lesen sollte

  • People feeling overwhelmed by big emotions
  • Anyone who struggles to open up
  • Self-help enthusiasts after advice

Social Psychology Bücher: Dopamine Nation von Anna Lembke

Dopamine Nation

Anna Lembke
Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
4.5 (616 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Dopamine Nation?

Dopamine Nation (2021) explores the connection between pleasure and pain. Our modern world is filled with more dopamine-inducing stimuli than ever – including everything from drugs and sex to smartphones and shopping. Citing years of clinical experience and patients’ stories, this book helps to understand addiction and explains how to achieve a healthy balance in our lives. 

Wer Dopamine Nation lesen sollte

  • People struggling to break bad habits
  • Family members of loved ones struggling with addiction
  • Anyone who can’t seem to put down their phone

Social Psychology Bücher: Collective Illusions von Todd Rose

Collective Illusions

Todd Rose
Conformity, Complicity, and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions
4.5 (69 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Collective Illusions?

Collective Illusions (2022) explores the idea of conformity bias: how it shapes our decisions for better or worse, and how we can overcome this behavior and even use it for good.

Wer Collective Illusions lesen sollte

  • Amateur brain scientists
  • People who want to be the change
  • Dissenters and activists

Social Psychology Bücher: Scattered Minds von Gabor Maté

Scattered Minds

Gabor Maté
The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
4.4 (487 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Scattered Minds?

Scattered Minds (1999) takes aim at a well-established myth: that attention deficit disorder, or ADD for short, is an inherited illness. It doesn’t deny the biological foundations of the disorder – genes also play a role. But it urges us to widen our perspective and pay closer attention to psychological and social factors that may be contributing to the symptoms. ADD often develops within specific familial and societal contexts. Recognizing this isn’t just about correcting the scientific record – it offers a key to effective treatment.

Wer Scattered Minds lesen sollte

  • Science aficionados
  • People who have attention deficit disorder
  • Anyone interested in the connection between society and psychology

Social Psychology Bücher: Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback von Allan H. Church, David W. Bracken, John W. Fleenor, Dale S. Rose

Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback

Allan H. Church, David W. Bracken, John W. Fleenor, Dale S. Rose
3.7 (129 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback?

The Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback is a guide to the pros and cons of 360 Feedback, including detailed guidance on how to implement the process as well as how to avoid pitfalls such as unconscious bias or people who try to game the system. 

Wer Handbook of Strategic 360 Feedback lesen sollte

  • Company leaders
  • HR managers
  • Team leaders

Social Psychology Bücher: The Rational Male von Rollo Tomassi

The Rational Male

Rollo Tomassi
3.1 (150 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Rational Male?

The Rational Male (2013) implores men to adopt a pragmatic view of intersexual relationships founded on evolutionary and behavioral concepts. Waking up to the evidence, it argues, will set men on a course to prioritizing their needs over the survival instincts of women who currently (covertly) rule the roost.

Wer The Rational Male lesen sollte

  • Members of the Manospehere and Red Pill movement
  • Anyone trying to understand the key concepts of the Manosphere 
  • People looking to understand today’s gender conflicts

Social Psychology Bücher: The Evolution of Desire von David M. Buss

The Evolution of Desire

David M. Buss
Strategies of Human Mating
3.6 (59 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Evolution of Desire?

The Evolution of Desire (1994) drew on the largest study of human mating at the time to analyze the evolutionary foundations that lie behind our everyday desires and mating preferences. It was updated with new material in 2016.

Wer The Evolution of Desire lesen sollte

  • Psychology nerds
  • Individuals looking to attract a mate
  • Anyone curious about how our deepest desires work

Social Psychology Bücher: Awe von Dacher Keltner


Dacher Keltner
The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life
4.3 (100 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Awe?

Awe (2023) is a deep dive into this elusive emotion. Drawing on new research, it shows how awe can improve your mood, well-being, cognitive abilities, and relationships with others. 

Wer Awe lesen sollte

  • Stressed individuals in need of a mood boost
  • Those curious about the power of emotions
  • Urban dwellers craving more meaning in life

Social Psychology Bücher: Crime and Punishment von Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
4.6 (433 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Crime and Punishment?

Crime and Punishment (1866) is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of Russian literature. It follows a young man called Rodion Raskolnikov – first as he plots to kill an elderly pawnbroker, then as he commits the deed, and finally as he confronts the many consequences of his actions. Emotionally poignant as well as philosophically and psychologically complex, the novel has left a visible mark on generations of writers, thinkers, and artists ever since its publication.

Wer Crime and Punishment lesen sollte

  • Fans of Russian literature
  • Lovers of melodrama, mental anguish, and moral quandaries
  • Philosophy buffs

Social Psychology Bücher: How Big Things Get Done von Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner

How Big Things Get Done

Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration
4.0 (227 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How Big Things Get Done?

How Big Things Get Done (2023) explores what it takes to make large-scale projects work. It tackles tough questions like why so many big projects fail, and what makes the ones that succeed stand out from the rest. With real-life success stories as well as cautionary tales, its lessons can be applied to projects of any size, shape, or form. 

Wer How Big Things Get Done lesen sollte

  • Project managers looking to hone in their skills
  • Anyone about to embark on a new project or start a new business
  • Fans of Elon Musk wanting to learn how he works his magic

Social Psychology Bücher: What’s Our Problem? von Tim Urban

What’s Our Problem?

Tim Urban
A Self-Help Book for Societies
4.4 (437 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in What’s Our Problem??

What’s Our Problem (2023) offers a fun and unique perspective on the strange state of the modern world in which we live. Using the author’s iconic comedic style, it draws on observations from political theory, psychology, history, and modern-day events to explain what is going on in our society, and what we can potentially do to fix it.

Wer What’s Our Problem? lesen sollte

  • Followers of Tim Urban and his blog, Wait But Why
  • The socially-minded looking for clear and clever explanations of complex problems
  • Anyone confused and overwhelmed by the crazy state of the world

Social Psychology Bücher: Mixed Signals von Uri Gneezy

Mixed Signals

Uri Gneezy
How Incentives Really Work
4.4 (252 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Mixed Signals?

Mixed Signals (2023) sheds light on the power of incentives, drawing on behavioral economics research to explore how various factors like money, social status, and external nudges can influence our choices. It explores how incentives often have complex and counterintuitive effects, offering an understanding of these dynamics to improve decision-making and outcomes.

Wer Mixed Signals lesen sollte

  • People interested in improving their decision-making
  • Business leaders who want to manage people more effectively
  • Anyone looking to better persuade people to take action

Social Psychology Bücher: Fool Proof von Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

Fool Proof

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan
How Fear of Playing the Sucker Shapes Our Selves and the Social Order — And What We Can Do About It
4.3 (27 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Fool Proof?

Fool Proof (2023) explores how the universal human fear of being a sucker contributes to the social order and drives our actions and behaviors. By explaining how the “sucker’s game” permeates so many aspects of our lives, it shows us how we can recognize our fears and keep them from influencing our values and beliefs.

Wer Fool Proof lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the psychology behind the fear of being a sucker
  • People who want to learn more about how scams affect our lives
  • Fans of psychology and sociology books

Social Psychology Bücher: Reset von Debra Fileta


Debra Fileta
Powerful Habits to Own Your Thoughts, Understand Your Feelings, and Change Your Life
3.9 (65 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Reset?

Reset (2023) is a guide to change for anyone who feels stuck. Drawing on Scripture and her experience as a counselor, Debra Fileta unpacks the psychology behind behavioral patterns and presents simple yet effective daily habits to kickstart change and healing. 

Wer Reset lesen sollte

  • Christians and believers
  • Anyone interested in spiritual approaches to self-healing
  • Counselors and therapists

Social Psychology Bücher: Psych von Paul Bloom


Paul Bloom
The Story of the Human Mind
3.9 (39 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Psych?

Psych (2023) offers an informed, insightful, and approachable overview of psychology, starting with its origins and earliest thought leaders to the most recent findings in modern practice. Based on the author’s popular Introduction to Psychology course developed for Yale University, it uses lively storytelling and studies to easily relate the complex science of the human mind.

Wer Psych lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the principles of psychology
  • People seeking scientific explanations for what drives thought and behavior
  • Those eager to learn how people’s minds differ

Social Psychology Bücher: Read People Like a Book von Patrick King

Read People Like a Book

Patrick King
How to Analyze, Understand, and Predict People’s Emotions, Thoughts, Intentions, and Behaviors
3.9 (517 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Read People Like a Book?

Read People Like a Book (2020) unravels the complex tapestry of human behavior, guiding readers to decipher verbal and non-verbal signals broadcast by people 24/7. Marrying scholarly wisdom to sly real-world tales, the book presents the art and science of people-reading with both flair and finesse. Dive in, and soon you'll be navigating human interactions like a seasoned anthropologist.

Wer Read People Like a Book lesen sollte

  • Story seekers eyeing deeper connections
  • Negotiators seeking an edge
  • HR specialists scouting the right talent

Social Psychology Bücher: We Have Always Lived in the Castle von Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson
4.9 (8 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in We Have Always Lived in the Castle?

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) tells the mysterious tale of the eccentric Blackwood sisters, Mary Katherine and Constance, who live isolated in their family estate after a tragic incident. As the sisters navigate their peculiar world, dark secrets unravel, making this a gothic and suspenseful exploration of family, mystery, and the haunting power of the past.

Wer We Have Always Lived in the Castle lesen sollte

  • Fans of gothic fiction
  • Readers who enjoy a strong female protagonist
  • Anyone interested in classic literature

Social Psychology Bücher: The Trial von Franz Kafka

The Trial

Franz Kafka
4.2 (5 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Trial?

The Trial ( 1925 ) tells the distressing story of Josef K. who wakes up one morning to find he’s under arrest for an unnamed offense. As cryptic legal proceedings unfold around him, K. struggles to make sense of his predicament or convince others of his innocence. It’s a  disturbing parable that raises philosophical questions about personal dignity and free will when pitted against entrenched bureaucracies.

Wer The Trial lesen sollte

  • People who appreciate surreal, disorienting stories
  • Readers and listeners grappling with existential questions
  • Anyone who feels alienated from bureaucracy

Social Psychology Bücher: Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain von Lisa Feldman Barrett

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett
4.2 (104 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain?

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain (2020) is an engaging exploration of the human brain that debunks numerous misconceptions along the way. It explains what brains are actually for, how they develop, what makes them unique, and why they’re often one step ahead of everything you do.

Wer Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain lesen sollte

  • Neuroscience enthusiasts
  • People interested in the field of psychology
  • Anyone curious about human evolution

Social Psychology Bücher: Laws of UX von Jon Yablonski

Laws of UX

Jon Yablonski
Design Principles for Persuasive and Ethical Products
4.6 (48 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Laws of UX?

Laws of UX (2020) is a handy guidebook for anyone interested in user experience, or UX – especially as it applies to web or app design. It lays out some of the fundamental rules that inform superior product design and shows how these rules are tied to human psychology. 

Wer Laws of UX lesen sollte

  • Web designers and developers
  • People curious about technology and human behavior
  • Anyone who’d like to create a better website

Social Psychology Bücher: Don't Overthink It von Anne Bogel

Don't Overthink It

Anne Bogel
Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life
4.5 (678 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Don't Overthink It?

Don't Overthink It (2020) unveils the mental entanglements that come with constant rumination, highlighting how overthinking can rob us of time and precious moments. Drawing on her own experience as an overthinker, Anne Bogel provides readers with tangible solutions to break free from the chains of repetitive, negative thought patterns. 

Wer Don't Overthink It lesen sollte

  • Individuals seeking personal growth
  • Avid readers of self-help and personal development
  • Admirers of Anne Bogel's work

Social Psychology Bücher: Wired for Intimacy von William M. Struthers

Wired for Intimacy

William M. Struthers
How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain
2.8 (93 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Wired for Intimacy?

Wired for Intimacy (2010) is a practical and hopeful guide for Christian men looking to find freedom from pornography. Combining science and spirituality, it reveals how pornography affects the male brain and provides hands-on solutions to redeem modern masculinity.

Wer Wired for Intimacy lesen sollte

  • Christian men struggling with porn addiction
  • Pastors, youth pastors, and church leaders who want to help their male constituents
  • Anyone concerned about porn's societal effects

Social Psychology Bücher: The Status Game von Will Storr

The Status Game

Will Storr
On Human Life and How to Play It
4.4 (310 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Status Game?

The Status Game (2019) explores the unspoken social hierarchies and competitions for status that drive much of human behavior. Examining the hidden rules of the status game provides insight into the psychological dynamics behind people’s everyday choices and interactions, clearing a path for the ethical player to maintain their locus while thriving in a chaotic world.

Wer The Status Game lesen sollte

  • People fascinated by psychology and human behavior
  • Those seeking self-knowledge and personal growth
  • All interested in social dynamics and influence

Social Psychology Bücher: Doppelganger von Naomi Klein


Naomi Klein
A Trip into the Mirror World
3.8 (24 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Doppelganger?

Doppelganger (2023) explores what happened after the author, Naomi Klein, spent years being mistaken for media personality Naomi Wolf, her ideological opposite, and how this bizarre situation provided insight into our polarized era. Blending memoir, analysis, and doppelganger mythology, Klein uses her uncanny experience to investigate the fragmented culture of social media avatars, conspiracy thinking, and political tribalism threatening modern democracies.

Wer Doppelganger lesen sollte

  • Those curious about the impacts of social media on society and politics
  • Political thinkers concerned with increasing polarization and conspiracy theories
  • Anyone seeking insights on how to bridge divides and find common ground in a divided culture

Social Psychology Bücher: Infinite Jest von David Foster Wallace

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace
3.9 (153 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Infinite Jest?

Infinite Jest (1996) is considered a classic of postmodern literature. It weaves together a dizzying story of dozens of characters who are struggling to get by in a lonely, technologically oversaturated world. It also deals with the subjects of substance abuse and recovery in a deep and meaningful way.

Wer Infinite Jest lesen sollte

  • Fans of modern literature
  • Anyone interested in dystopian futures
  • People who feel isolated by technology

Social Psychology Bücher: How to Know a Person von David Brooks

How to Know a Person

David Brooks
The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen
4.4 (450 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How to Know a Person?

How to Know a Person (2023) challenges us to set aside our egos and look beyond people’s superficial traits to really get to know them: their stories, their passions, their motivations, and more. It acknowledges that being able to see someone and make them feel seen is hard –⁠ and yet it’s essential for cultivating healthy relationships. Fortunately, with some dedication, we can all learn how to have healthier, deeper conversations; give people quality attention; and see people in all their delightful complexity.

Wer How to Know a Person lesen sollte

  • Personal growth-seekers
  • Those starving for human connection and companionship
  • Coaches, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and HR professionals

Social Psychology Bücher: Tiny Humans, Big Emotions von Alyssa Gloria Campbell & Lauren Stauble

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions

Alyssa Gloria Campbell & Lauren Stauble
How to Navigate Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Defiance to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children
4.3 (28 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Tiny Humans, Big Emotions?

Tiny Humans, Big Emotions (2023) helps caregivers navigate and manage children's emotional outbursts, such as tantrums and meltdowns. It offers strategies to raise emotionally intelligent children by teaching them how to handle complex feelings like anger, sadness, and anxiety, emphasizing the importance of fostering emotional resilience and well-being in children through a research-based approach that strengthens the parent-child relationship.

Wer Tiny Humans, Big Emotions lesen sollte

  • Parents or carers of young children
  • Early childhood educators
  • Parenting coaches and counselors

Social Psychology Bücher: Strangers to Ourselves von Rachel Aviv

Strangers to Ourselves

Rachel Aviv
Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us
3.6 (28 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Strangers to Ourselves?

Strangers to Ourselves (2022) is a collection of stories exploring new ways of thinking about mental illness. By shedding light on the people behind the diagnoses, it reveals the humanity that connects us all.

Wer Strangers to Ourselves lesen sollte

  • Those living with or interested in mental health issues
  • People looking for intimate personal stories
  • Anyone who has felt limited by a psychiatric diagnosis

Social Psychology Bücher: How Trust Works von Peter H. Kim

How Trust Works

Peter H. Kim
The Science of How Relationships Are Built, Broken, and Repaired
3.7 (66 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in How Trust Works?

How Trust Works (2023) delves into the intricate dynamics of trust, exploring its fundamental role in forming, breaking, and repairing relationships. It offers a comprehensive guide to understanding how trust operates within personal and community connections, backed by extensive research in the field of trust repair. 

Wer How Trust Works lesen sollte

  • Relationship counselors and therapists seeking trust-building strategies
  • Business leaders and managers focused on team cohesion
  • Anyone interested in improving personal and professional relationships

Social Psychology Bücher: The Corrections von Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen
2.7 (3 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The Corrections?

The Corrections (2001) invites you into an exploration of family dynamics, as it delves into the turbulent lives of the Lambert family. You’ll find yourself engrossed in their struggles with personal demons, societal pressures, and the relentless march of time.

Wer The Corrections lesen sollte

  • Fans of contemporary family dramas
  • Anyone interested in explorations of societal norms and aging
  • Enthusiasts of literary fiction with psychological depth

Social Psychology Bücher: Strangers von Taichi Yamada


Taichi Yamada
Uncover a Haunting World Amid Tokyo’s Mysterious Shadows
4.6 (19 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Strangers?

Strangers (1987) is the story of a lonely Japanese script writer who returns to his childhood home and, by chance, meets a couple who are uncannily like his parents, who died in a car crash when he was 12. As he becomes increasingly involved with them, the narrative explores the boundaries between the living and the dead, past and present, and the deep longing for familial bonds.

Wer Strangers lesen sollte

  • Lovers of literature in translation 
  • Japanophiles eager to learn more about one of the country’s most beloved novels
  • Movie buffs interested in the book that inspired 2023’s All of Us Strangers

Social Psychology Bücher: The End of Bias von Jessica Nordell

The End of Bias

Jessica Nordell
How We Change Our Minds
3.3 (25 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in The End of Bias?

The End of Bias: How We Change Our Minds (2021) delves into the science of unconscious bias, its effects on society, and the ways we can address and overcome these ingrained prejudices. It explores how habitual biases, even those not consciously endorsed, influence behavior and perceptions, and presents strategies for changing these automatic patterns of thought.

Wer The End of Bias lesen sollte

  • Individuals interested in psychology
  • Diversity and inclusion advocates
  • Human resources professionals

Social Psychology Bücher: Pride and Prejudice von Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen
4.0 (2 Rezensionen)
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Worum geht's in Pride and Prejudice?

Pride and Prejudice (1813) is the classic story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a couple who must overcome all manner of social and financial obstacles – including their own initial dislike of each other – to find lasting love.

Wer Pride and Prejudice lesen sollte

  • True romantics seeking an all-time classic love story
  • History buffs curious about class life in Regency-era England
  • Lovers of classic literature and period dramas

Social Psychology Bücher: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding von John Locke

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

Worum geht's in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding?

In this influential work, John Locke explores the nature of human knowledge and understanding. He argues that our minds are initially blank slates, and that all knowledge comes from experience. Locke delves into topics such as perception, language, and the limits of human understanding, laying the groundwork for empiricism and shaping the course of modern philosophy.

Wer An Essay Concerning Human Understanding lesen sollte

  • Philosophy enthusiasts curious about the nature of human understanding
  • Students and scholars studying epistemology and cognitive science
  • Individuals seeking a deeper understanding of the human mind and its capabilities

Social Psychology Bücher: Hard Times von Studs Terkel

Hard Times

Studs Terkel
An Oral History of the Great Depression

Worum geht's in Hard Times?

Hard Times is a collection of oral histories by Studs Terkel, capturing the experiences of Americans during the Great Depression. Through interviews with people from all walks of life, the book provides a firsthand account of the hardships and resilience of individuals and communities during this challenging period in history. It offers a unique perspective on the human spirit and the power of storytelling.

Wer Hard Times lesen sollte

  • Readers who are curious about the human experience in challenging times
  • People interested in personal narratives and real-life stories
  • Individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of social and economic issues

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What's the best Social Psychology book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard The Happiness Hypothesis as the ultimate read on Social Psychology.

What are the Top 10 Social Psychology books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life by Douglas T. Kenrick
  • Reading the Comments by Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
  • Willful Blindness by Margaret Heffernan
  • Discipline & Punish by Michel Foucault
  • When by Daniel H. Pink
  • Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
  • Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung
  • Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy with Seth Schulman
  • Not Born Yesterday by Hugo Mercier

Who are the top Social Psychology book authors?

When it comes to Social Psychology, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Jonathan Haidt
  • Douglas T. Kenrick
  • Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
  • Margaret Heffernan
  • Michel Foucault