What are the best psychology and philosophy books for young adults?

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    #1Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen is a self-help book for kids written by Taayoo A. Murray. This book is a motivation resource targetted to teenagers. This book is independently published in 2017.

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    Alexander Richardson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Making Me Happen is cynical garbage. The author, Taayoo A. Murray, is simply trying to profit off of peddling conventional wisdom to teenagers."
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    #2Philosophy of Mind (Dimensions of Philosophy)

    Philosophy of Mind (Dimensions of Philosophy)
    Philosophy of Mind (Dimensions of Philosophy) is a Philosophical, Psychological Neuroscience reference book written by Jaegwon Kim. It was published July 29, 2005 by Routledge.
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    Julie Holmes
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Philosophy can be hard to grasp. This gives the foundation in a fairly easy way to understand."
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    #3The World According to Mister Rogers

    The World According to Mister Rogers

    The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember by Fred Rogers is a non-fiction book which was published in 2003. This inspirational book is about love, friendship, honesty and more.

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    Arnav Saxena
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Mister Rogers is basically an American icon at this point, so any book he writes is truly an inspiration to anyone that reads it. I remember reading this shortly after it was released and being baffled how someone could put things in such simple terms. He was truly a national treasure and his words should be read by everyone. "
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    #4Womanarchy

    Womanarchy

    Womanarchy is a poetry book written by Khurt Khave which talks about social topics such as body issues, depression, suicide, abuse and infidelity. This includes illustrations by unknown artist Alfred Kubin.

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    Angela Spencer
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book easily tackles such issues such as psychology and possibly philosophy in this book that covers body issues, depression, suicide, abuse, and infidelity. It may not be a textbook type of book however it does have the themes listed in the topic."
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    #5Spook

    Spook

    Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife is a non-fiction paranormal book written by Mary Roach. It is first published in 2005 by W. W. Norton & Company. 

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    Nicolás Anaya
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is easily not the best psychology of Philosophy book out there for young adults. There are much more books out there that can compete with this particular book. This one actually does not do much for us because it discusses something not relevant to the topic."
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    #6Neuroplasticity (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Neuroplasticity (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

    Neuroplasticity (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) is a Neurology reference book written by Moheb Costandi. It was published August 19, 2016 by The MIT Press.

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    Bruce Graham
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Answered a few key questions but is mostly made up of unimportant information to make a few bucks. I would not recommend this book. Terrible."
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    #7Please Understand Me

    Please Understand Me

    Please Understand Me is a book by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates. It helps readers understand the temperaments of other people. With this book as a guide, readers will understand how other people behave and act towards something. 

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    Madison Ford
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This book is so interesting. I read it and could see where the problems in my marriage were coming from. I realized that I could make some changes to how I interpreted things and it has helped in our daily interactions immensely. "
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    #8The Blank Slate

    The Blank Slate
    The Blank Slate is a book by Steven Pinker. This book explains how the social influence makes us believe in a certain definition. It proposes that the mind is a blank slate that acquires its belief depending on the societal belief. 
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    Andrew Hamilton
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I found the concepts discussed in this book to be very interesting, and it presented many ideas I hadn't considered before. I thought all the science presented was very sensible, rather than having any detectable bias."
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    #9Motivation and Personality

    Motivation and Personality

    Motivation and Personality is a book by Abraham Maslow. This book will help us analyze the personality of a person through data and self-actualization. It also incorporates psychotherapy and general psychology.  

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    Judy Weber
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Motivation and Personality is a great psychology and philosphy book that is a good read for young adults. It has an interesting method of looking at your personality. There is also some psychtherapy involved in this read and it is all very helpful information. "
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    #10Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience is a non-fiction book written by a psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In this book, the author highlights how experience satisfies a person. This book was published in 1990.

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    Jason Newman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you needed a book and Psychology then you just hit the mother load. A book that is basically about the Psychology of people and how to tell what a person may feel and when they may feel it. Its a great read for those who aspire to be a psychologist. "
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    #11Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini is a self-help book generally dealing with the art of making an influence and mastering persuasion. This book is perfect for every professional who wants something as a driving force to success.

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    Kenneth Armstrong
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is a great book to use as a reference in regard's to the psychology behind persuasion and how to get people to do what you want them to do. I also found the author's writing to be very easy to digest without much fluff. "
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    #12Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

    Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
    What is Creativity, the one with a capital C? What do we need to do for achieve it? Everyone can be Creative or this gift is only for special people? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the well-known Flow, will provide you are the answers that you seek, and much more.
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    Nicholas Hall
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Creativity is an interesting psychology book. I'm sure folks of all ages could take something from it and find it useful, but young adults may find extra enjoyment from it. It's not ground breaking or anything, but it's a decent read. "
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    #13The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation (MIT Press)

    The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation (MIT Press)

    The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation (MIT Press) is a Philosophical, Psychological Neuroscience reference book written by Peter Tse. It was published February 22, 2013 by The MIT Press.

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    Cynthia Moore
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Wow, this was fantastic. I really struggled in parts, perhaps because it's been years since I read an academic work. But I think the premise is fascinating. The idea that free will is somehow biologically based resonates with me. I hope to read more from Peter Tse in the future!"
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    #14Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind

    Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind
    Elements of Mind: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind is a Philosophical, Psychological Neuroscience reference book written by Tim Crane. It was published October 25, 2001 by Oxford University Press.
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    Tyler Delgado
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I wouldn't call this a book for young adults, though it is written in an accessible style. I'd think the book is more appropriate for college-aged students. If your kid is very precocious, though, it might be appropriate. "

Summary

Best What are the best psychology and philosophy books for young adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Making Me HappenBooks 28 Paid
2Philosophy of Mind (Dimensions of Philosophy)Books 26 Paid
3The World According to Mister RogersBooks 22 Paid
4WomanarchyBooks 19 Paid
5SpookBooks 16 Paid
6Neuroplasticity (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)Books 15 Paid
7Please Understand MeBooks 11 Paid
8The Blank SlateBooks 9 Paid
9Motivation and PersonalityBooks 8 Paid
10Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceBooks 7 Paid
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