References & Reading List

Below are some of the references I have used in writing these blog posts.  I recommend all of these.  There is an associated Amazon link where available and you can support the site by purchasing.

Richard Paul and Linda Elder on critical thinking Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

Antonio Damisio's great book on consciousness Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

Jaak Panksepp's large book on emotions The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

Edward O Wilson's awesome book on social evolution The Social Conquest of Earth

Alice Miller's classic The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Revised Edition

Sigmund Freud's introduction The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Psychopathology of Everyday Life, the Interpretation of Dreams, and Three Contributions To the Theory of Sex)

Daniel Siegel parenting book The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Stephan Molyneux on relationships (free) Real Time Relationships

John Gottman on relationships The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

Jake Desyllas' useful book Becoming an Entrepreneur

Daniel Kahneman's popular Thinking, Fast and Slow

Nathaniel Brandon self esteem work The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field

Amy Morin's 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Jonathan Shedler's psycological (free) great paper 

Aristotle The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics)

Peter Gray Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life

Alfie Kohn Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason

Daniel Lieberman The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)