These non-profit websites have reliable information on a broad range of topics. They have toolkits, interactive experiences, questionaires, free information from experts -- all about things that relate to you!
- American Psychological Association
- Scientific American Mind
- Psychology Today
- Authentic Happiness
- Institute of HeartMath
Public Broadcasting channels offer great information about emotions. Exploring these websites is a great way to investigate your self.
These books were the most interesting and readable. Some are self-help and others present information.
Alice Miller, Ph.D. Recommended at the beginning of therapy -- provokes thinking about your childhood.
Timothy D. Wilson, Ph.D. is a Psychology Professor the unconscious mental and emotional processes involving problem-solving, personality and behavior.
Sam Gosling, Ph.D is a Professor of Psychology at the University Of Texas
Emotions and Feelings
Antonio D'Amasio M.D., a neuroscientist at USC who researches emotion
- Looking for Spinoza: Joy Sorrow and the Feeling Brain (2003)
- Descartes Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain (2005)
- The Emotional Brain (1985)
- Proust was a Neuroscientist (2007)
Robert Solomon, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College who studies emotions:
Primitive Aspects of Human Nature
Temple Grandin describes how animals experience the world.
Jaak Panksapp, PhD. writes about the neural mechanisms of emotions in non-humans.
Social Aspects of Human Nature
Attachments and Relationships
John Bowlby, M.D, Ph.D. was the psychologist who developed attachment theory
Shelly Taylor Ph.D. a Professor of Social Psychology at UCLA
John Hill, MA is a Jungian analyst who practices in Zurich Switzerland
Ethel Persons M.D. was a noted professor at Columbia University and a renowned psychoanalyst
Alain de Botton is a philosopher who writes for ordinary people
Autism and Social Rules
Temple Grandin, is a brilliant autistic woman who works with animals and writes beautifully
- Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism
- The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain (2010
- The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain.(2006 )
Marco Iacoboni, MD, a scientist in Italy
Reasonable Aspects of Human Nature
Roy Baumeister, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University & John TierneyDeciding
- How We Decide (2009)
Antonio D'Amasio M.D. is a Neuroscientist at University of Southern California
- Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Mind (2010) focuses on our reasonable realm.
Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D. Psychology professor at Princeton
- Thinking Fast and Slow (2011)
This Emotional Life is a 3-part PBS educational series about relationships and emotions.
Lie to Me is a television show about solving crimes using facial expressions and emotions to expose the truth and discover lies in criminal investigations The idea was inspired by the scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, Ph.D., a psychologist who learned how to read emotional clues embedded in the human face, body and voice.