Psychological books

This books deals with the characteristics of men and women, the relationship between the genders , the various ups and downs of the relationship between the genders , the various moods of the two genders and how the two genders adjust themselves to each other for a successful relationship.

It is a wonderful book to understand human nature and the adjustments one needs to make to be in a relationship with the opposite gender.


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Word of caution: there are two sides of the coin and this book has been critisized by many and reader should be aware of both the sides while reading (See:,_Women_Are_from_Venus )

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Criticism of the book

The book has been criticized for placing human psychology into stereotypes.[9][10][11][12][13]

Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology at Stony Brook University, makes the assertion that men and women are not fundamentally different, contrary to what Gray suggests in his book. In Kimmel’s 2008 lecture at Middlebury College in Vermont, titled “Venus, Mars, or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millennium”, Kimmel contends that the perceived differences between men and women are ultimately a social construction, and that socially and politically, men and women want the same things.[14]

In 2002, author Julia T. Wood published a critical response to the portrayal of the genders in Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus .[15] In the first chapter of 2003 book The Essential Difference , Simon Baron-Cohen compares with Gray’s bestseller and states: “the view that men are from Mars and women Venus paints the differences between the two sexes as too extreme. The two sexes are different, but are not so different that we cannot understand each other.”[16] In 2004 Erina MacGeorge, a Purdue University communication professor, said that based on research she conducted using questionnaires and interviews, men and women are not so different and “books like John Gray’s Men are From Mars and Women are From Venus and Deborah Tannen’s You Just Don’t Understand tell men that being masculine means dismissing feelings and downplaying problems (which many men themselves that read the book disagree with). That isn’t what most men do, and it isn’t good for either men or women.”[17]

A study by Bobbi Carothers and Harry Reis involving over 13,000 individuals[18] found that on most psychological characteristics or tendencies, including the Big Five personality traits as well as sex-related questions like rating level of desire for casual sex, there was not a taxonomic difference between men and women on the vast majority of personality traits and preferences. Despite there being differences in averages by gender, the distributions overlapped so much that a taxonomy distinction was not meaningful. “Thus, contrary to the assertions of pop psychology titles like Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus , it is untrue that men and women think about their relationships in qualitatively different ways.” There were notable taxonomic differences on physical attributes and measurements of physical strength.

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While we are discussing about the differences between Men and Women, according to me the book “Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman” has more practical advise and action items which can be experimented

The author also have a newsletter with very practical advise

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Thanks tusharvjoshi , I really like your recommend book.

And I read the summary of the book 5 love languages.

That is too good.
If you have more suggestions about this type of books.
Please mention the list of books.
Atleast 3 - 4 books of your favourite.