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Psychology books help you understand the intricacies of the human mind. We even have psychology books for beginners - perfect for students.

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Psychology Books

Psychology books help you understand the intricacies of the human mind. We even have psychology books for beginners - perfect for students.

  • QTWY

    100 Small Ways to Quit Worrying (Hardback)

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    It's natural to worry, but do you sometimes worry too much for your own peace of mind? This conveniently sized book is packed with illustrations and bite-sized information that can help ensure your concerns are put at ease.

    Full of short, simple, easy-to-use and well-proven tips (listen to your favourite music; bake some chocolate chip cookies; let go of your past; show respect for other people; wash your worries away), it will help you take back control from the things that worry you. It's ideal for inspiring, motivating and equipping you for whatever challenges lie ahead.

    By following the advice in this gorgeously illustrated book, you will be able to deal with uncertainty, understand how stress starts, learn how to keep everything under control and ensure your worries disappear.
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  • QTIY

    1001 Quotations to Inspire You (Hardback)

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    'Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book.' Patti Smith, 2010.

    Featuring quotes from the likes of William Shakespeare, Nelson Mandela and Ellen DeGeneres, 1,001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die is a book that you'll be fascinated by. It will be a very special gift for anyone you know who loves history and culture.

    Stretching from the ancient world right through to the present day, it's full of big ideas, witty observations and important musings. The quotes cover topics including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion.

    Beautifully designed, the quotations are all placed in historical context and there is detailed information regarding from where each one came.
    • £9.99
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    HREM

    How to Remember Everything (Hardback)

    Richard Wiseman

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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
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    HMHB

    Happy Mum, Happy Baby (Hardback)

    Giovanna Fletcher

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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
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  • HBYD

    Happy by Design (Hardback)

    Victoria Harrison

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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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    IWBC

    I Want to be Calm (Hardback)

    Harriet Griffey

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    Taking the motto 'Small steps, big changes' as its mantra, following I Want to Be Calm's advice can help you escape the stress of day-to-day life and help keep you from feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

    It provides innovative and practical solutions that cover the connection between body and mind and also showcases breathing techniques and meditation techniques that can be used to help you integrate a degree of calm into your personal and professional relationships.

    A perfect book for anyone who wants to de-stress, refocus and achieve more with less effort.
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  • PRAV

    Practical Ayurveda (Hardback)

    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre

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    Ayurveda (translated as life-knowledge) is an Indian well-being practice that will help you find renewed energy, relief from stress and better and longer sleep.

    This book will help you find out your Ayurvedic body type and then adjust your diet and exercises to suit it. Perfect for energising you, there are yoga poses to try alongside many more meditation and positive thinking exercises.

    Whether you're adopting this ancient lifestyle practice of self-care yourself, through yoga practice, or as an alternative therapy, this book will help you apply its wisdom to many aspects of your life.
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    NRDC

    The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer (Hardback)

    Dr. Bertil Marklund

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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
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  • LWYM

    Look What You Made Me Do (Hardback)

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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    TMAB

    The Memory Activity Book (Hardback)

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    The Memory Activity Book is packed with practical projects that can help you, your friends and family combat memory loss. It has been specially written and compiled for people who have dementia and their carers.

    Including physical activities, crafts and puzzles, the brain-stimulating projects have clear and visual instructions and come with examples of how to perform each activity (with suggestions for adapting them for different stages of dementia). Each activity is spread across two pages: one that a person with dementia or memory loss can complete; and another for relatives, friends and carers to help them with.

    This is a stimulating and resourceful book for people with memory loss issues.
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  • EVHP

    Everyday Happiness (Paperback)

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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
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  • EVCN

    Everyday Confidence (Paperback)

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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
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  • PRMD

    Practical Meditation (Hardback)

    Giovanni Dienstmann

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    Whether you're new to meditation or looking to enhance your existing practice, Giovanni Dienstmann's Practical Meditation can help improve your concentration and stress levels while finding mindfulness.

    It offers step-by-step instructions for how long you should hold a pose and meditate for and covers various mediations including Tai Chi. It has a variety of 'mini-meditations' for you to try so you can sample different styles and discover which one works best for you.
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  • HTSE

    How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head) (Hardback)

    Aaron Gillies

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    Aaron Gillies (who you'll know as @TechnicallyRon on Twitter) offers tips on coping with anxiety in this witty self-help guide.

    In a personal and amusing style, he explains what it feels like to have anxiety and how important it is to realise that you are not alone.

    He also gives advice on safeguarding against personal vulnerabilities and highlights the tools that can help including medication, therapy, CBT and other coping techniques.
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  • HMCL

    How to Make Children Laugh (Hardback)

    Michael Rosen

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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen knows better than most how to make children laugh and in this book he reveals his top tips so you can do the same.

    The former Children's Laureate talks about why practical jokes, pantomimes and poetry that doesn't make any sense delights children so much and reveals how you can take inspiration from this - not to mention belching, banana skins and bear hunts - to bring a smile to the faces of children close to you.
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    UNTH

    Unthinkable (Hardback)

    Helen Thomson

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    Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotions, navigate and empathise with others but what if these abilities were dramatically enhanced or weakened overnight?

    Helen Thomson is an award-winning science writer who has spent years travelling the world to track down incredibly rare brain disorders. In this book, she tells the story of nine extraordinary people - including a man who thinks he's a tiger and a doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them.

    This book delves into the histories of these conditions and explains how they affect the people's lives in unexpected, brilliant and alarming ways. Helen also looks at the power of the human brain and how it affects our consciousness, our emotions and our creativity.

    From learning how to hallucinate and make yourself happier in only a split-second to avoiding getting lost, seeing more of reality and confirming you're alive, this is a fascinating philosophy book that encourages you to think the unthinkable. It breaks down the science of the human mind into manageable New Scientist-style chunks and combines the witty observational style of Jon Ronson with the humanity and intelligence of Oliver Sacks.
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  • PSHQ

    Psychology in 100 Quotes (Other)

    Alex Fradera

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    With 100 famous and inspirational quotes arranged in chronological order, this book offers an overview of the history of psychology and its key concepts and theories.

    Each quote is accompanied by a concise commentary that explains its meaning, looks at it within a broader context and profiles the person it is attributed to. Among the figures featured are Sigmund Freud, Oliver Sacks and celebrities including Kate Winslet and Mary J. Blige.

    The quotes are presented in creative typography that provides a visual clue to the quote's underlying meaning. This book is perfect for any armchair psychologist to dip in and out of.
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  • TBWS

    This Book Will Send You to Sleep (Hardback)

    Hugh Barker

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    This book has no claims to be fun or more interesting... In fact, it's so boring it will send you to sleep. There's absolutely nothing that will stimulate the senses.

    It will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge: from the intricate details of the Belgian political crisis from 2007-2011 to an overview of railway gauges, there's so much for you to absorb while you drift into the land of nod...
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  • BXLIO

    12 Rules for Life (Paperback)

    Jordan B. Peterson

    Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a book that focuses on the value of individual responsibility and what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

    He offers 12 profound and practical principles that will help you keep your life in order - from getting your own house in order before criticising others and comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.
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  • BLYFL

    No Worries! Mindful Kids (Paperback)

    Katie Abey

    No Worries! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful new range of activity books for children from Studio Press.Includes an introduction and notes for grown-ups by consultant Dr. Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist. Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser who retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Sharie gained a doctorate in education from the University of Brighton in 2007 and is an expert in the therapeutic use of linguistic patterns. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has worked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London with adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now works with the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.
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  • BMFHG

    Why We Sleep (Paperback)

    Matthew Walker

    Learn all about why sleep is so important and how a lack of it can be linked to every major disease in the developed world.

    Using cutting-edge research, Matthew Walker delves into the science behind why we sleep and why it matters so much. He reveals what really happens during REM sleep and how caffeine and alcohol affect it.

    He also examines the ways sleep patterns change over a lifetime. This is an endlessly fascinating and important read.
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  • BLQVB

    Happy (Paperback)

    Fearne Cotton

    Popular TV presenter Fearne Cotton encourages you to take a break and find calm with this book. She acknowledges the importance of mental health and aims to help you find happiness in a number of different ways, even if you have to take it slowly to get there.

    This book has workbook elements that encourage you to start and end the day in the right frame of mind and contains written exercises, practical ideas and visualisations that will help you get in touch with your creative side.
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  • AAKWI

    Man's Search for Meaning (Paperback)

    Viktor E. Frankl

    A prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision and not of camp influences alone. Only those who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp's degenerating influence - while those who made a victory of those experiences turned them into an inner triumph. Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
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  • BYARA

    Bird Therapy (Hardback)

    Joe Harkness

    'I can't remember the last book I read that I could say with absolute assurance would save lives. But this one will' Chris Packham When Joe Harkness suffered a breakdown in 2013, he tried all the things his doctor recommended: medication helped, counselling was enlightening, and mindfulness grounded him. But nothing came close to nature, particularly birds. How had he never noticed such beauty before? Soon, every avian encounter took him one step closer to accepting who he is. The positive change in Joe's wellbeing was so profound that he started a blog to record his experience. Three years later he has become a spokesperson for the benefits of birdwatching, spreading the word everywhere from Radio 4 to Downing Street. In this groundbreaking book filled with practical advice, Joe explains the impact that birdwatching had on his life, and invites the reader to discover these extraordinary effects for themselves.
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Discover the fascinating features, functions and components of the mind with our range of psychology books. Whether you’re looking to learn about the way the brain works, or hoping to improve your own way of thinking for a happier, healthier lifestyle, look no further than our diverse selection of psychology books.

Expand your knowledge

Learn all about the mind and brain with psychology encyclopedias, compendiums and introductions to psychology. Discover the theories of famous psychologists and delve into the workings of our intricate brains. Uncover the history the mind and how it has evolved to suit our present-day needs – as well as where its limitations lie.

Train your brain for a happier mind-set

Our range of psychology books includes titles that teach valuable happiness habits, such as mindfulness, positive thinking and gratitude. They can also help you to overcome low self-esteem, self-doubt and anger issues, leading to a healthier psychological life and a happier, calmer, more rewarding way to live.

Specialised psychology books for personal goals

Whether you’re looking for helpful guides on parenting and child development, invaluable self-help books on improving your own mental health and well-being, engrossing psychology encyclopedias and introductions, or ways to improve your prospects through resilience and striving to achieve aspirations, you’re sure to find the perfect book for you in our wide range of psychology books.