Books on psychology.

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Books on psychology.

I’m looking at doing some reading into psychology and am looking for some recommendations for the following:

  • Books covering general psychology (for a beginner e.g. introduction)
  • Books on cognitive and gestalt psychology (again, for a beginner[ish])

Although I’m interested in whether a given proposition is true, I’m more interested in why people believe that the proposition is true, i.e. why they believe that they believe, and how they ‘rationalise’ it etc. Obviously religion, pseudoscience, and the paranormal are the big areas here.

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring" -- Carl Sagan