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Reading psychology books is great.

Discussing them is even better!

Fascinated by the human mind?

Intrigued by male & female psychology?

Enjoy best selling personal development?

Enjoy reflecting on how urban living has transformed our lives?

The Brixton Library Session - Last Sunday of each month 1pm-3pm

The London Psychology Reading Group gets to the heart of psychology and personal development, selecting books that inspire, motivate and challenge us to reflect on our experiences and perceptions of the world.

Most books fall under psychology, wellbeing and personal development. This includes theoretically minded books by trailblazing psychologists, to personal development books that have intrigued, inspired and motivated millions.

For a unique psychological perspective, occasionally we feature biographies and fiction.

No need to be an academic to get involved! We're a non-pretentious easygoing bunch keen to read and reflect philosophically on our experiences: only popular, accessible and inspiring books on the reading list.

Selected Books From the Reading List

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested”- Francis Bacon

Psychology, Wellbeing and Personal Development

• Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking • Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner – Superfreakonomics • Gary Chapman - 5 Love languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts • Daniel Kahneman – Thinking, Fast and Slow • Robert Cialdini – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion • Geoffrey Miller - Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior • Steve Stoute - The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy • Timothy Ferris - The 4-Hour Work Week • Allan Pease and Barbara Pease – Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps • Richard Dawkin – Unweaving the Rainbow • Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now

If you wish to join please take note of the below

The overarching aim is to build a friendly community of lovers of books all relating to psychology. The reading group is a friendly refuge where members have a chance to share thoughts and engage in stimulating conversation.

How it Works

Each month we have a new book which all members read. At the beginning of the session, a set of questions are circulated, then the discussion starts!

3 Strikes and out policy

1 strike for changing RSVP in last 7 days, 2 strikes for changing your RSVP on the day or failing to turn up.

Upcoming events (2)

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Online event

£2.00

There was a time when IQ was considered the leading determinant of success. In this fascinating book, based on brain and behavioural research, Daniel Goleman argues that our IQ- idolising view of intelligence is far too narrow. Instead, Goleman makes the case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest indicator of human success. He defines emotional intelligence in terms of self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy and the ability to love and be loved by friends, partners, and family members. People who possess high emotional intelligence are the people who truly succeed in work as well as play, building flourishing careers and lasting, meaningful relationships. Because emotional intelligence isn't fixed at birth, Goleman outlines how adults as well as parents of young children can sow the seeds.

THE SESSION

A Zoom link will be sent to all RSVP'ers before the event. Please check your internet connection before you join!

Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman

A revolutionary new understanding of the human brain and its changeable nature.

The brain is a dynamic, electric, living forest. It is not rigidly fixed but instead constantly modifies its patterns - adjusting to remember, adapting to new conditions, building expertise. Your neural networks are not hardwired but livewired, reconfiguring their circuitry every moment of your life.

How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? What does a baby born without a nose tell us about our sensory machinery? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts? And what does any of this have to do with why we dream?

The answers to these questions are not right in front of our eyes; they're right behind our eyes.

Covering decades of research - from synaesthesia to dreaming to the creation of new senses - and groundbreaking discoveries from Eagleman's own laboratory, Livewired surfs the leading edge of science to explore the most advanced technology ever discovered.

THE SESSION

A Zoom link will be sent to all RSVP'ers before the event. Please check your internet connection before you join!

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