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1 Peacemaker August 10, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Which psychology books should I read first as a beginner ?
Hi,everybody,next year I will go to college and the major I have in mind is psychology which has always fascinated me so I downloaded a bunch of books about psychology but it seems there are too many of them and that makes me so confused,I don’t know where to start.

Could anyone tell me which books should I read first in the list below as a beginner ? Which ones are basic and which ones are advanced ?

Here’s the list:

Research psychology :

General :
Qualitative Research In Psychology Expanding Perspectives In Methodolgy And DEsign – Paul Camic
Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2nd ed – Hugh Coolican

Abnormal psychology :

Mental Disorder :
An Atlas of DEPRESSION – David S. Baldwin
An Atlas of SCHIZOPHRENIA – Martin Stefan
Anxiety Disorders An Introduction to Clinical Management and Research – Eric J.L. Griez
Attacking Anxiety and Depression
Bipolar Disorder – Mario Maj
CLASSIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDERS Theoretical Issues and Clinical Implications – Ludo Verhoeven
Dementia 2nd Ed – Mario Maj
Depressive Disorders 2nd Ed – Mario Maj
Disasters and Mental Health – Mario Maj
Early Detection and Management of Mental Disorders – Mario Maj
Eating Disorders – Mario Maj
Handbook of Eating Disorders 2nd Ed – Janet Treasure
Handbook of Personality Disorders Theory and Practice – Jeffrey J. Magnavita
Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder The nature of causal explanation in psychology and psychiatry, 2nd Ed – Derek Bolton
Mood Disorders A Handbook Of Science And Practice – Mick Power
Pain And Depression An InterDiscipinary Patient-Centered Approach – M.R. Clark
Personality Disorders – Mario Maj
Personality Disorders in Modern Life 2ND ED – THEODORE MILLON
Phobias – Mario Maj
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES – GERALD M. ROSEN
Schizophernia 2nd ed – Mario Maj
The Adolescent with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) – Amanda Kirby
The Economics Of Gender And Mental Illness – Dave Marcotte
The Gale Encyclopedia Of Mental Disorders – ELLEN THACKERY
The Handbook of Memory Disorders 2ND ED – Alan D. Baddeley

Psychopathology :
ATTACHMENT ISSUES IN PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND INTERVENTION – Leslie Atkinson
CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY – Robert T. Ammerman
COMPREHENSIVE HANDBOOK OF PERSONALITY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY VOLUME 1 PERSONALITY AND EVERYDAY FUNCTIONING – Jay C. Thomas
COMPREHENSIVE HANDBOOK OF PERSONALITY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY VOLUME 2 ADULT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY – Frank Andrasik
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 2ND ED Volume One Theory and Method – DANTE CICCHETTI
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 2ND ED Volume Three Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation – DANTE CICCHETTI
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 2ND ED Volume Two Developmental Neuroscience – DANTE CICCHETTI
Essentials of Child Psychopathology – Linda Wilmshurst
Evolutionary Developmental Psychopathology – Ian Pitchford
HANDBOOK OF PERSONOLOGY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY – Stephen Strack
MMPI-A Assessing Adolescent Psychopathology 3rd Ed – Robert P. Archer
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOUNDATIONS FOR A CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING – James E. Maddux
Psychopathology of Everyday Life – Sigmund Freud
The Corruption Of Reality A unified Theory Of Religion Hypnosis And Psychopathology – John Schumaker
The Divided Self An Existential Study in Sanity And Madness – R.D. Laing
THE MASK OF SANITY – Hervey Cleckley

Biological psychology :
Brain Facts A PRIMER ON THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM – THE SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Brain, Vision, Memory – Charles G. Gross
Clinical Neuropsychology A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians – Laura H. Goldstein
Computational Explorations in Cognitive Neuroscience – Randall C. O’Reilly
Elements of Molecular Neurobiology 3d ed – C. U. M. Smith
Foundations Of Physiological Psychology 6th ed – Neil Carlson
Fundametals Of Human NeuroPsychology – Bryan Kolb
Handbook Of Functional Neuroimaging Of Cognition 2nd ed – Roberto Cabeza
Introducing Evolutionary Psychology – Oscar Zarate
Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience – Jerry J. Buccafusco
Neurological Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience – Mark D’Esposito
NEUROSCIENCE 3rd Ed – DALE PURVES
Neuroscience A Mathematical Primer – Alwyn Scott
Principles of Physiological Psychology – Wilhelm Wundt
Psychiatry as a Neuroscience – Mario Maj
SYNESTHESIA Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience – Lynn C. Robertson
TEXTBOOK of CLINICAL NEUROLOGY – Christopher G. Goetz
The Behavioral Genetics of Psychopathology A Clinical Guide – Kerry L. Jang
The Cognitive Neuropsychology Of Schizophrenia – Crishtopher Frith
THE MIND AT NIGHT The New Science of How and Why We Dream – Andrea Rock
The Mind Within the Net Models of Learning, Thinking, and Acting – Manfred Spitzer
Theoretical Neuroscience Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems – Peter Dayan, L. F. Abbott

Cognitive psychology :
Active Vision The Psychology of Looking and Seeing – John M. Findlay
Advanced Mathematical Thinking – David Tal

2 Rachel August 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Holy crap that’s a lot of books. Ok. First of all, welcome to the course of study. I got my degree in general psych. So, my advice: I’d stay away from the research methods books for now. You’ll get to that after a couple of years.

I’ve always found the abnormal psych interesting and easy to follow. Cognitive psych is pretty dense. I don’t know how good you are at science, but the biology stuff can get pretty dense too.

So, to start you off, (keeping in mind I have no idea what your specific program requires), most schools start you off with the intro psych material. All of the authors will basically say the same thing. Freud did this, said that. Jung agreed and disagreed with… etc. It doesn’t look like you have any intro psych books. Just as well. That will come easily enough.

I’d start off with the abnormal psych stuff. You’ll hear a lot about that in your intros, and not so much the biological stuff or the research methods. Start with one of the things that interest you the most. I’d go with Child psychology, and human development. You’ll hear a lot of that stuff over the next year or so. Also, depression and schizophrenia. You’ll touch a lot on those subjects as well.

Hope this was helpful. Good luck!
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3 Lori Do August 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

I agree with Rachel… Abnormal Psych was interesting to me because it wasn’t dry like some of the others can be. If you’re looking into clinical practice, I just "Nuts and Bolts of Jungian Psychotherapy." I can’t remember the author, but he was a student of Carl Jung. Excellent book, very easy to read, and helpful if you plan on opening your own practice.
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