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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.
Please Note: The group is for people in their 20's and 30's. The aim is to encourage a younger demographic to join reading groups. It's a social group as well as a reading group!
The main genre of books we read fall under psychology, wellbeing and personal development.This include theoretically minded books by trailblazing psychologists, to personal development books that have intrigued, inspired and motivated millions.
For a unique take, occasionally we read biographies and fictional novels whose literature perceptively captures the nuances of contemporary self-hood and modern living.Synthesising books from the two areas provides a novel approach to applying key psychological concepts.
No need to be an academic to get involved! We're a non-pretentious easygoing bunch in our 20s and 30s 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, Fastand 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.
This reading group is open to anyone who is passionate about psychology and keen to explore how it impacts on our lives in an increasingly multicultural world. Members are aged from 20-39, but those who are a few years older or younger who feel an affinity with this age group are welcome to attend.
How it Works
Refreshments including wine and fresh juice provided. The library are supporting the group and will be purchasing books of the reading list so members can take them out on loan.
The organisers have compiled the reading list and co-ordinated books with the libraries. Books have been selected in this way to avoid confusion and to please a wide variety of tastes within the framework of popular psychology and multicultural literature. Books for the reading list may occasionally be taken from books recommended in people's profile, so please fill this section out.
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.