Books for psychological thinkers?


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Aug 24, 2022
Chicago, USA
In my thoughts each book is great!

But still, I'm looking for books that can improve my thinking as people think psychologically.

I can find it through a google search, but I'd love to hear from you guys! :)
Notsure wxactly what you mean here! Do you mean books that stimulate deep thought? If that's the case I would recommend The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin. That made me think deeply about the philosophy, underpinnings and realities of political systems. About what communism would be like if it worked. And about what love really is, in its mature form.
Are you looking for self -help/popular psychology, or novels that might change the way that you think?

If the latter:
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
If you're looking for challenging nonfiction, Iain McGilchrist's The Master and His Emissary.

If you'd like low-gore supernatural fiction with a lot of attention to the psychologies of characters, in a Trollope's Barsetshire scenario, Gerald Heard's The Black Fox, which I'm reading now. Might be hard to find this one, though.

If you want science fiction with some psychological depth, maybe Algis Budrys's Who?
If you want a novel of a crime and guilt (and an excellent one at that), Madson Jones's A Cry of Absence.
Adrian Tchaikovsky's Dogs of War is a great read and makes you think afterward. A brilliant read.

Iain M. Banks's Culture books are well worth a read and i often find myself thinking a little after each one as there is always subtext.

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein breaks down a lot of things in our culture. I really enjoyed this book, but didn't necessarily agree with much of it.

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman is worth a read.

Some of Philip K. Dick's work is crazy and i find they'll always make you think a little.

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