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Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter By Liz Wiseman >> Book review and free preview

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Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Leadership, Followership, Interpersonal Effectiveness

Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products By Nir Eyal >> Review and Free preview

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Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Decision Making, Habit Formation, Product Design, Behavioral Economics, Behavior Modification

Publisher Penguin

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely >> Review and Free Preview

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Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-Help, Behavioral Economics, Decision Making, Rationality

Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers

Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ by Daniel Goleman >> Review and Free Preview

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Title Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ

Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-Help, Parenting, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Emotions, Relationships, Intelligence
Author(s) Daniel Goleman
Publisher Bloomsbury

Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success >> Book review and Free preview

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Title Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

Rating Yellow
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-Help, Parenting, Coaching, Relationships
Author(s) Dr. Carol S. Dweck
Publisher Ballantine Books

BUY-OLOGY: How Everything We Believe About Why We Buy Is Wrong >> Book review and free preview

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Title BUY-OLOGY: How Everything We Believe About Why We Buy Is Wrong

Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Neuro-marketing
Author(s) Martin Lindstrom
Publisher Random House Business Books

Rorschach's Test was conducted on the world's first Psychopath AI >> The results are out!!!

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MIT has developed the world's first psychopath AI - he's called Norman. And he will give you the shivers! 




Norman could have been a normal AI, but the team from MIT decided to expose him to the dark side of humans - by exposing him to the dark side of the social media site Reddit. In AI life this is equivalent to living a bad life - a life full of horrendous experiences. And what happens when humans live bad experiences? A lot of bad experiences? Only bad experiences?

Humans, typically, turn into psychopaths. And, the same happened with Norman!

This was validated by the team by using the Rorschach's test. Norman's results were compared to that of a standard AI. And it is clear from the results that he is a... Psychopath! Here, see for yourselves: Click here to go to the MIT site.


Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World By Adam Grant >> Book review and free preview

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Title Originals: How Non-Conformists Change the World

Rating Yellow
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-help, Parenting, Creativity, Innovation
Author(s) Adam Grant
Publisher WH Allen

'PsychoTech' has arrived. But, is it a real Super-Power?

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It's 8 PM on a Thursday. Michael King is seated in a lavish fine-dine restaurant, listening to the live band playing in the background. He reads through the menu as he considers what to order. The first page has a single listing: The Heavenly Cuisses de Requin - $100. Mike gives it a thought, but finding it too expensive, moves on.

While reading through the menu, his eyes land on Grandma's Ailes de Poulet Rôties for 49, and almost instantly decides on it. While still expensive, it is much cheaper than the $100 dish and seems special! But has he made the right choice? Or, well, has he even made the choice?

Click here to find out!

Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her) >> 30s Review and Trailer

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Lydia is in coma after being badly injured in a bull fight. Her boy friend Marco is staying in the hospital taking care of her. Benigno is a veteran nurse who is reserved to take care of another patient in coma, Alicia, a ballet dancer who had met with an accident.

But things are complicated - Benigno was totally infatuated with Alicia even before the accident, as he spent hours watching here practice in the dance academy from his window. After the death of his mother, Alicia is all that there is for him. And he takes care of her with complete love and devotion.

A unique friendship develops between Marco and Benigno as they, together, take care of the women they love. The only twist is that Benigno's unusual life has made him a psychopath.

Rating: Green - an extremely unusual movie about love - watch it, feel it, and get lost in it. There's a reason this movie is counted as one of the best ever made - experience it.
Don't miss the trailer >>

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth >> Book review and free preview

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Title Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-help, Parenting
Author(s) Angela Duckworth
Publisher Penguin RandomHouse UK

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness By Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein >> Book review and free preview

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Title Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness 
Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-help, Decision-making
Author Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein
Publisher Penguin Books

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest >> 30s Review

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McMurphy, a criminal sentenced by court, pleads insanity, landing him into a mental institution. Once there, he realizes the miserable life that the clients live - even those who are there voluntarily.

He starts a fight to change the way things are - breaking rules at will. Will he succeed or succumb?

Rating: Green - a movie that exemplifies that great actors with a great story can create magic without any special effects. This film is regarded as one of the top 100 of all time - and, it is totally deserving of it.
Don't miss the trailer >>

Professor Marston and The Wonder Women >> 30s review

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William and Elizabeth Marston, the inventors of the world's first lie detection machine, have been kicked out of their jobs in Harvard University. Apparently, for getting into a manage-a-trois with their research assistant Olive Byrne. Elizabeth gets a job as a secretary while William authors books hoping one of them would be successful in getting him some money/job.

Then he gets an idea - to create a comic book character - about the perfect woman! The character inspired by the strengths of his two lady loves - is called 'Wonder Woman!'

Will Wonder Woman help them get out of their lives of misery? Will they be able to live happily together?

Rating: Green - a gripping movie about the real lives of William, Elizabeth and Olive. It captures the rise of the creators of the first lie detector machine, followed by their fall as the world comes to know of their 'illicit' relationship, and then their rise again after the creation of Wonder Woman! Must watch!
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking By Susan Cain >> Book review and free preview

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Title Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-help, Personality,
Author Susan Cain
Publisher Penguin Books

IGNOU Corner >> IGNOU SUPER-NOTES

Great news for IGNOU students!
We announce the release of 'SUPER-NOTES' for psychology students of IGNOU. You can access them FREE here. Choose your course >>BA in Psychology (BAPC)Ist YearIInd YearIIIrd YearMA in Psychology (MAPC)Ist yearIInd year Clinical PsychologyIInd year Counselling PsychologyIInd year Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Super Notes are still being created and will be uploaded gradually. If you want to check whether Super-Notes for your subjects have been uploaded, please follow the links.

IGNOU Corner >> Psychology Study material soft copies

IGNOU took a lot of progressive steps a few years back. Some of them included creating a YouTube channel, moving most of the course related activities online, and the best one - uploading all the study material online and making it available to everyone who is keen to learn.
The eGyankosh website of IGNOU is now back. Here are links to the study materials for the Bachelors and Masters courses:

BAPC - All yearsMAPC - 1st yearMAPC - 2nd year

In case above links do not work, you can try these links: http://www.ignoustudy.com/ignou-mapc-study-material/http://www.ignou4ublog.com/2013/06/ignou-mapc-study-materialbooks.html
PS: These links were active as on the date of publishing this post. If they are inactive now, please let us know through the comments section.

The Headspace Guide to MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS By Andy Puddicombe >> Book review

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Title The Headspace Guide to MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity, Meditation
Author Andy Puddicombe >> Andy is a clinical Mindfulness practitioner. He also happens to be a former Buddhist monk who spent his time learning and practicing mindfulness and meditation in numerous monasteries across the world. 
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman >> Book review and free preview

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Title Thinking, Fast and Slow 
Rating Green
Genre Non-Fiction, Psychology, Business, Self-help, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Economics
Author Daniel Kahneman
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)

Unthinkable >> 30s review

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Steven Arthur Younger (Michael Sheen) is a terrorist who has planted nuclear bombs in three places. The investigation agencies have been unable to get anything out of him. So they call in their secret weapon 'H' (Samuel L. Jackson) - the master interrogator.

Will he be able to get the locations in time to save the lives of millions of innocent people?

Rating: Green - an excellent movie with great acting, amazing story and unforeseen twists. A must watch for sure.
Don't miss the trailer >>

Good Will Hunting >>> 30s review

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Will(Matt Damon) is a janitor in MIT. He is also a mathematical genius - and, one without any formal training whatsoever. Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgård) is a mathematics professor who discovers his talent and sees him placed with the big names such as Einstein and Salk.

However, there's a glitch. Due to a disturbed childhood Will has closed himself to the world and he has absolutely no interest in Lambeau's vision. In comes Sean (Robin Williams), a psychologist, who helps Will open up as a person, believe in himself and acknowledge what he truly wants.

Rating: Green - for a great story, and even better performances. A must watch for sure.
Don't miss the trailer >>