Top Psychology books to read
Thalma Lobel, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized psychologist and a professor at the School of Psychological Science at Tel Aviv University, where she is director of the child development center. She was the chairperson of the school of psychological sciences and a member of the executive board of the university. Her new book is
1Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by
Drive deals with a highly important topic, i.e., motivation—the factors that influence us to do what we do and to try to do the best we can. It challenges the importance of external motivation and suggests that what really motivates us are not the rewards and punishments, but rather intrinsic motivation that leads to enhanced satisfaction and productivity. The book discusses the three elements of motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose—and offers readers various strategies which have been employed by companies to improve workers' performance and satisfaction. The book has important implications for almost every aspect of our lives.
2Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding by
This one is extra special to me, and I am naturally biased as its written by my eldest, Orly Lobel an internationally acclaimed scholar of law, economics and psychology of human capital, but believe me, it’s been ranking up the objective accolades: 2014 Gold Medalist of Axiom Award of Best Business Books, 2014 Gold Medal of the Independent Publisher Award and more. This book is about how we stay motivated and creative throughout our worklives. Through captivating insights at the heart of diverse careers ranging from engineers to artists, lawyers and doctors to authors and filmmakers, executives and scientists to entrepreneurs and programmers, Talent Wants to Be Free uncovers how businesses can ensure that their most talented people will stay fresh, inventive and passionate about their work. Lobel warns against counter-productive business practices and teaches us how every one of us who experiences the occasional spark of creativity can triumph in today’s innovation ecosystems.
3Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries by
Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety cost companies billions of dollars annually in lost or diminished productivity. Guy Winch's book gives simple tools for treating common emotional injuries before they fester into debilitating ones. His insightful and fascinating chapter on Failure should be required reading for managers and team leaders at all levels of an organization.