Kevin's reading list

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Top picks[edit]

Neuroscience Books:[edit]

  • The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Books) by McGilchrist, Iain
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation" by Siegel, Daniel J.
  • The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) (Kindle Books) by Siegel, Daniel J.
  • Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action (Bradford Books) (Kindle Books) by Bruya, Brian
  • Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life (Kindle Books) by Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
  • Human Fear Conditioning and Extinction in Neuroimaging: A Systematic Review (Kindle Books) by Various Authors
  • How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (Kindle Books) by Barrett, Lisa Feldman

Psychology Books:[edit]

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Books) by Dweck, Carol (Brand: Random House)
  • Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence (Books) by McAfee, Barbara (Kindle Books)
  • Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Kindle Books) by Strosahl, Kirk, Robinson, Patricia, Gustavsson, Thomas
  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It (Kindle Books) by McGonigal, Kelly
  • The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Can Change Them (Kindle Books) by Davidson, Richard J., Sharon Begley
  • A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters (Books) by Hayes PhD, Steven C.
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Books) by Forsyth PhD, John P., Eifert PhD, Georg H.
  • The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process (Books) by Sterner, Thomas M.

All Books[edit]

On Love and Virtue: Theological Essays (Renewal Within Tradition) Renewal Within Tradition (Books) Michael S. Sherwin

The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning (Kindle Books) McGilchrist, Iain

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Books) McGilchrist, Iain, Yale University Press

The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross (includes The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, The Living Flame of Love, Letters, and The Minor Works) [Revised Edition] (Kindle Books) St. John of the Cross, Kieran Kavanaugh OCD, Otilio Rodriguez OCD

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (Books) The Arbinger Institute, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts (Books) Winston PsyD, Sally M., Seif PhD, Martin N., New Harbinger Publications

The Greatest Marvel of Nature: An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Human Person An Introduction to the Philosophy of the Human Person (Books) Emonet, Pierre-Marie, Herder & Herder

God Seen in the Mirror of the World: An Introduction to the Philosophy of God An Introduction to the Philosophy of God (Books) Emonet, Pierre-Marie, Herder & Herder

The Dearest Freshness Deep Down Things: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Being An Introduction to the Philosophy of Being (Books) Emonet, Pierre-Marie, Herder & Herder

A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters (Books) Hayes PhD, Steven C.

Personalized Exposure Therapy: A Person-Centered Transdiagnostic Approach (Books) Smits, Jasper A.J., Powers, Mark B., Otto, Michael W.

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (Kindle Books) Barrett, Lisa Feldman

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less (Kindle Books) Newport, Cal

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (Books) Newport, Cal

Ultralearning: Seven Strategies for Mastering Hard Skills and Getting Ahead (Books) Young, Scott

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance (Books) Waitzkin, Josh, Free Press

Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families (Books) Johnson, Susan M.

One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Books) Hougaard, Rasmus, Carter, Jacqueline, Coutts, Gillian, imusti

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (Kindle Books) Oakley, Barbara

Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content (Kindle Books) Levy, Mark

The Illustrated Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living (Books) Harris, Russ, Aisbett, Bev, Unknown

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success (Books) Stulberg, Brad, Magness, Steve

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Kindle Books) Sinek, Simon

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation (Kindle Books) Newberg, Andrew, Waldman, Mark Robert

Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life (Books) Sterner, Thomas M., imusti

Inside This Moment: A Clinician's Guide to Promoting Radical Change Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Kindle Books) Strosahl, Kirk D., Robinson, Patricia J., Gustavsson, Thomas

The Little ACT Workbook (Kindle Books) Sinclair, Michael, Beadman, Matthew

Learning and Behavior: A Contemporary Synthesis (Books) Bouton, Mark E., Brand: Sinauer Associates

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process (Books) Sterner, Thomas M.

The Healing Power of Emotion: Affective Neuroscience, Development & Clinical Practice (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) (Kindle Books)

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise (Books) Ericsson, Anders, Pool, Robert

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Books) Forsyth PhD, John P., Eifert PhD, Georg H.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (Books) Duckworth, Angela

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) (Books) Elrod, Hal, Brand: Hal Elrod

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors (Kindle Books) Williams, Rebecca E., Kraft, Julie S.

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) (Kindle Books) Siegel, Daniel J.

Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action (Bradford Books) (Kindle Books) Bruya, Brian

Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life (Kindle Books) Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It (Kindle Books) McGonigal, Kelly

Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection (Kindle Books) Fredrickson, Barbara

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live--and How You Ca n Change Them (Kindle Books) Davidson, Richard J., Sharon Begley

Human Fear Conditioning and Extinction in Neuroimaging: A Systematic Review (Kindle Books) Various Authors

Mind Over Mind: The Surprising Power of Expectations (Kindle Books) Berdik, Chris

The Pursuit of Attention: Power and Ego in Everyday Life (Kindle Books) Derber, Charles

Anxiety and Avoidance: A Universal Treatment for Anxiety, Panic, and Fear (Kindle Books) Tompkins, Michael A.

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (Kindle Books) Olson, Jeff, David Mann, John

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Books) Ratey, John J., Hagerman, Eric

The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner's Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Kindle Books) Stoddard, Jill A., Afari, Niloofar, Hayes, Steven C.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Books) Dweck, Carol, Brand: Random House

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (Books) Brown, Peter C., Roediger III, Henry L., McDaniel, Mark A.

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good) (Kindle Books) Kegan, Robert, Lahey, Lisa Laskow

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (Books) Loehr, Jim, Schwartz, Tony

Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Kindle Books) Strosahl, Kirk, Robinson, Patricia, Gustavsson, Thomas

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD) Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn