Books

Literature is a very useful medium for exploring psychological concepts and ideas. Articles in this category link psychology with stories and essays found in some of the most popular works.

5 Amazing Phrases from Jorge Luis Borges

You could fill many pages when trying to decide on the best phrases by Jorge Luis Borges. His sharpness of wit and charm left us with some wonderful reflections, which always amaze us when we succumb to the temptation of…

The Name of the Rose

The setting of The Name of the Rose is unique. This book, published in 1980, was also adapted to film. It is about a a Benedictine Abbey located in the Apennines during 1327. That is where the Franciscan friar, William of…

7 Books that Reflect Modern Life

Heinrich Heine once said “where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people.” Truly, reading awakens confidence and is a vehicle for wisdom. This is why today I would like to offer a list of books that reflect modern life…

You Don’t Just Find Happiness, You Stumble Into It

You don’t just find happiness, you stumble into it. It’s simple. Daniel Gilbert makes this very clear in his bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, where he breaks down various findings, theories, and realities concerning happiness in a very entertaining way. This book is a passionate…

Discover How Reading Magnifies Your Soul

“No matter how busy you think you are, you must find time to read, or surrender to self-chosen ignorance.” Those were the words of Confucius centuries ago. However, with the passage of time, we’ve discovered that reading is much more…

If You Want to Live a Thousand Lives, Read

I can be an explorer, a vampire, an elephant, a gazelle, a doll, a mountain or a star. As I read a book, I can travel and transform. Books allow me to live a thousand lives and learn something new…

9 Habits of Happy People, by Jameson L. Scott

“What is happiness and why do we want it?” This is from one of the first chapters of the book, 9 Habits of Happy People by Jameson L. Scott. As the author suggests, happiness comes mainly from the ability to get what we…

What Our Brain Creates When We Read

When we read we imagine many things we are not told which creates our fantasy. For example, what do you see when you read this:”Planted in the middle of the river, your feet and your legs howl from pain. The…

The Story Of The Spotted Cat And The Swallow Sinha

This fable was created by Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, now deceased. As in the majority of fables, its main characters are animals who have been given human characteristics. The intention of these kinds of stories is almost always to end…

Two Stories for the Soul

We often go through difficult situations in which we can find no consolation in the people around us. Full of doubts and with no support that we can turn to, we are drowned more and more by this problem. Did you…

5 Unforgettable Quotes from Great Books

Some books don’t leave much of a mark, but some we remember and love no matter how much time passes, even if we never read them again. Many books have quotes that are unforgettable. They form a part of us, like…

7 Oscar Wilde Quotes that Will Inspire You

Oscar Wilde was characterized by his sharp sense of humor. Convinced that people never listen, he recounted how one time he arrived late to a dinner party, so he made the excuse that he had to bury an aunt of hers who he had…

Reading Can Combat Anxiety and Depression

The therapeutic power of literature is amazing. When you’re invaded by sadness, anxiety, and stress, reading novels and poetry can transform your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Through reading, you can come to understand your state of mind and improve your behavior,…

9 Essential Books on Psychology

Psychology books, also known as self-help books, are among the most highly demanded today. Managing our emotions and understanding how we operate internally is essential to leading a full life. Therefore, psychology books are an excellent tool for knowledge and personal growth.…