Psychology books

These books all offer useful resources in understanding the Middle Way and/or integration from a psychological perspective. The titles below are linked to review pages.

The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist (2009)***

A rich and interdisciplinary exploration of the role of the two hemispheres, which provides much material to help explain how metaphysical thinking arises in the isolated left hemisphere.

The Wisdom of the Ego by George E. Vaillant*** (1993)

A very useful and inspiring guide to the integration process understood in terms of maturation and ego-defences, closely based on evidence from 3 lifelong group surveys.

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman*** (2011)

The summation of a lifetime’s work on cognitive biases.

Mindsight by Daniel Siegel

The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen Langer

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis



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