Psycholgy Great Books Reading List
(books are in no particular order; most are in our library, some have publication information in case you want to buy)

Becker, E. (1973). The denial of death. New york: Free Press.

Myers, D.G. (2002). Intuition: Its powers and perils. New Haven Connecticut:
   Yale University Press.

Myers, D. G. (2000). American paradox: Spiritual hunger in an age of plenty.

Pinker, S. (2002). The blank slate: the modern denial of human nature.

Pinker, S. (1997). How the mind works. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Hinde, R. A. (1999) Why gods persist: A scientific approach to religion

Mithen, S. (1996). A prehistory of the mind: the cognitive origins of art, religion, and science.

Hayden, B. (2003). Shamans, Socrecers, and saints: A prehistory of religion

Fisher, Helen (1992). Anatomy of love : the natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce

Fukuyama, Francis, (2002). Our posthuman future : consequences of the biotechnology revolution  1st ed.

de Waal, Frans (1996). Good natured: the origins of right and wrong in humans and other animals

Geary, D. (1998). Male/Female: the origins of human sex differences

The Moral Animal by Robert Wright (1994) Vintage Books

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (1976/1989) Oxford Press

The origins of virtue (1996) by Matt Ridley. Viking Press.

Influence: Science and Practice by Cialdini

Victor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning

When Prophecy Fails by Festinger Riecken and Schachter (1956)

Bakan, David, "On Method", Jossey
Bass, 1969,

The Origin of the Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence
David C. Geary
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) ISBN: 1591471818

Attachment, Evolution, And The Psychology Of Religion
Lee A. Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Guilford Pr ISBN: 1593850883

The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Early
Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans
Stanley I. Greenspan, Stuart Shanker
Publisher: Perseus Publishing ISBN: 0738206806

The Psychology of Good and Evil : Why Children, Adults, and Groups Help and
Harm Others
by Ervin Staub
Paperback: 608 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.33 x 8.98 x 6.08
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (July 21, 2003) ISBN: 0521528801

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 8.44 x 5.86
Publisher: Ecco; (January 1, 2004) ISBN: 0060005688

The Brief History of the Mind: From Apes to Intellect and Beyond
by William H. Calvin
Publisher: Oxford University Press; (February 2004)
ISBN: 0195159071

Human Accomplishment : The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800
B.C. to 1950
by Charles Murray (Author)
Hardcover: 688 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.59 x 9.40 x 6.56
Publisher: HarperCollins; (October 21, 2003) ISBN: 006019247X

Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human
Matt Ridley
Hardcover - 320 pages (7 April, 2003)
Fourth Estate; ISBN: 1841157457

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About
Our Kids
by Barbara Strauch
Hardcover: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.93 x 9.48 x 6.42
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (March 18, 2003) ISBN: 0385503393

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
by Steven Pinker
Hardcover: 528 pages
 Publisher: Viking Press; ISBN: 0670031518; (October 2002)

How the Mind Forgets and Remembers.
By Daniel L. Schacter.
272 pp. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin Company.