Psychology Books



Online Psychology Books



Classics in the History of Psychology (OD)
http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/index.htm
I counted more that 200 titles.  If you find an author in  Online Psychology Compilations  that interests you, you might be able to find a whole book by them here. 


Psychology: an Introduction (PsyW)
http://www.intropsych.com/index.html 
by Russell Dewey 
    Recommended Chapters & Parts
Chap 1 - Part 2:  History of Psych.   
Chap 2 - All: The Nervous System. 
Chap 3 - Part 5: Drugs. 
Chap 5 - All: Conditioning
Chap 8 - All: Animals
Chap 9 - Parts 1 & 4: Emotion 
Chap 12 - All: Abnormal Psych
Chap 13 - All: Therapies 




Endocrinology - NCBI Bookshelf (Wiki) 
This is a full length textbook available online in easily accessible format for free.  It's a huge resource. 
 




Hard-copy Psychology Books


MIT 9.00 Introduction to Psychology (2004)

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Brain-and-Cognitive-Sciences/9-00Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm 

This is the chronologically more recent of the two MIT online 'Introductory Psychology' courses, and it has more to offer than the earlier course. 


The text book, Psychology, by Gleitman et al. covers the same territory as the book by Gray, and I liked it just a little bit better.  In addition, this course has audio files, lecture notes and even a few sets of lecture slides.  



MIT Book List

Here are two books which I thought were at least somewhat helpful but which were assigned for MIT courses which did not have any useful slides, PDFs, audio files or links and which I, therefore, eliminated. 


Psychology
, Gray MIT 9.00P (2001)
  A well written overview of the whole field
of psychology


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig: MIT 9.68 

I'm disappointed.  MIT seems to be trying to be hip without really giving the emotions any genuine consideration.  It's like their failure to have a course on the endocrine system while having more than a dozen on cognition.  They're all head and no heart. 

However, this book surprised me.  It's extremely well written, and I read pretty much the whole thing, which is unusual for me.  Unfortunately, it's not psychology.  It's philosophy.  It won't help you understand the emotions, but if you want a quick overview of classic Greek philosophy, give it a look.   











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