Category “Biosociopsychology”

Power

Bertrand Russell
With characteristic eloquence, Bertrand confidently sketches a conceptual framework on Power.

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The Naked Ape

Desmond Morris

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The Happiness Hypothesis

Jonathan Haidt

The best, most up-to-date book on the science of happiness available.

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Happiness

Richard Layard

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The Great Sex Divide

Glenn Wilson

Wilson argues convincingly that significant behavioral differences between the sexes are rooted in biology, not culture.

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The Geography of Thought

Richard E. Nisbett

A splendid contrast of oriental and occidental thought. Richly illustrated with studies drawn from psychology and linguistics.

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Descartes’ Error

image: Descartes Error

Antonio Damasio

A good starting point for delving into the neuropsychological nature of human consciousness.

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Demonic Males

Dale Peterson & Richard Wrangham

One of the few decent comparative studies of violence in apes: orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and, of course, humans.

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The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell

Calm and collected, this short and personal treatise on the attainment of happiness has much to recommend it.

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Jung’s Collected Works, volumes I-XXI

Carel Jung

Recommended in particular are volumes VI (‘Psychological Types’), IX(i) (‘The Archetypes and The collective Unconscious’) and XVII (‘The Development of Personality’).

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