10 Best Psychology Books for Students

Psychology Book recommendation

In this article, I am going to discuss the 10 best psychology books that psychology students should never miss.

“Psychology is the science of mind and behavior.”


Psychology is basically the study of human behavior. It manages all the human activities like how the human brain thinks, how it works, how it is affected, and so on. Psychology has become like a vast sea now. Each topic is becoming more and more esoteric day by day.

List of 10 Best Psychology Books for Students

  1. The Psychology Major’s Handbook
  2. Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey
  3. Big Ideas: The Little Book of Psychology
  4. The Happiness Hypothesis
  5. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  6. Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments
  7. The Social Animal
  8. Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook
  9. Quite: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking
  10. The Private Life of the Brain

1.The Psychology Major’s Handbook

AuthorTara Kuther
Rating 4.8 out of 5

It is an advance and fabulous book for undergraduates that gives very practical knowledge. It explores things at a very basic level that makes it very easy to understand language for anyone. The author has explained the definition of psychology in great detail through this book. If you are a college student then you should start with this. This will prove to be the best experience for you.

2. Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey

AuthorScott Damian
Publication14 October 2013
Rating4.8 out of 5

It is one of the best books on human behavior with a wonderful journey told through the heart of a man’s trials and tribulations. The author has described many of his real stories that made this book more practical. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about how to deal with difficulties in life. It helps a lot in understanding people by their behavior. Once you will read it, you will be amazed by its gist. It is the book that every psychology student should read.

3.Big Ideas: The Little Book of Psychology

Author DK
Publication13 June 2019
Rating4.9 out of 5

As a human, we have uncountable extra-ordinary qualities. For example, some people are so intelligent, some are very foolish, some have gentle behavior but some are rude. How can we measure these things by seeing any person? This book explains it and tells us all the factors that help in assumptions for others’ behavior. If you have a slight interest in psychology then you must read this book for increasing your knowledge up to the next level.

4.The Happiness Hypothesis

Author Jonathan Haidt
Rating4.6 out of 5

This book is the best place where we see the valuable thoughts of Plato, Jesus, Buddha, and many other great men. The author mainly focuses on how to find happiness in anything, how one can use adversity, whom one loves, and have attachments. These questions are well explained in it. This book has easy to understand language and it is well written, well designed which makes it more interesting and also it is one of the best psychology books for beginners.

5.The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

AuthorOliver Sacks
Rating4.5 out of 5

First of all, it is so popular among psychologists that it very quickly entered the list of bestseller books and still retains its place in this list. The language of it is very simple and its style is very engrossing. The author has provided here practical information more than bookish knowledge. Although it is for any psychologist. But when we got close to it, we get to know that it is best for neuropsychologists.

6.Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiment

AuthorAlex Boese
Publication 5 November 2007
Rating4.5 out of 5

This book has an entertaining reading and informative treatise. It is full of bizarre stories of experiments that are gone wrong, or sometimes even more worryingly experiments that are gone right. The scientist does many experiments on animals like cats and dogs and gets many surprising results. The most surprising experiment was with a cat and a dog. In this book, you will find how his experiments on these animals get shocking results.

7. The Social Animal

Author David Brooks
Rating4.3 out of 5

This book is very fine to read about an increasingly contemporary topic. The author includes many facts and research about how people’s outcomes can be determined in life and the chances of success, why some succeed and others fail. Its entire lines have a deep sense. The language and style of it are praiseworthy and it is very knowledgeable. You should not miss it.

8. Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook

AuthorMichael W. Eysenck, Mark T. Keane
Publication 1990
Rating4.5 out of 5

It is best for higher education that helps students to learn many types of understandings, as it clearly defines concepts but at the same time provides examples for more evidence-based learners. Practical knowledge is always better than theoretical knowledge, therefore, both authors have created it very practical after giving their time much on research and experimenting. Because of its realistic features, it has become one of the best psychology books of all time.

9. Quite: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking

Publication24 January 2012
Author Susan Cain
Rating4.6 out of 5

If you are not satisfied with yourself then this book is for you. It describes the potential of all people and tells the difference between the mentality of a normal person and an extraordinary person. The author mainly focuses on the behavior and nature of a person. For example, many people are quiet, shy, and solitary. The author explains why they become such. He has put them in the category of introverts. Just like that, he has placed many people in different categories. It is very interesting, thoughtful, readable, and inspiring that fits anyone.

10.The Private Life of the Brain

AuthorSusan Greenfield 
Rating4.5 out of 5

It is a great book for brain science written with humor and compassion. The author explores theories of consciousness from a neurological background while also examining the subjective workings of this book. The interesting thing about it is that it shows both emotional and scientific behavior. He also explains comprehensively how the mind works like how it solves problems, how is it affected by the environment. He has answered all the questions very easily that makes it very engaging for psychologists.


These are the best Psychology books for students. All student who takes interest in psyche must read these books. These are quite enough in growing you up to the next level. If this article added any value to your life, share it with your friends. It will be kind of appreciation of our ard work.

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