The following sources are recommended for those seeking a breadth of understanding of our human nature, a basis for how we come to understand our place in the world and a solid foundation with which to form a personal philosophy:

  • Adler, A. (1927, 1992) Understanding Human Nature, Oxford England, Oneworld Publications
  • Anderson, Clifford M.D. (1995) The Stages of Life, New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Berger, P. L. (1966) The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge, New York, Doubleday
  • Branden, N. (1994) The Six Pillars of Self Esteem, New York, Bantam Books
  • Covey, Stephen (1989) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, New York, Simon and Schuster
  • Dawkins, Richard (1976) The Selfish Gene, Oxford England, Oxford Landmark Science
  • Frankl, V. E. (1959, 1962, 1984) Mans Search for Meaning, New York, Washington Square Press
  • Freud, Sigmund, (1961) Civilization and its Discontents, London, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Harris, Judith Rich (2006) No Two Alike, New York, W.W. Norton
  • Kiersey, D. (1998) Please Understand Me II: Temperament Character Intelligence, Del Mar, CA, Prometheus Nemesis Book Company
  • Kirschenbaum, H. and Henderson, V. L. (1989) The Carl Rogers Reader, New York, Houghton Mifflin
  • Lakeoff, G. (2002) Moral Politics, How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press
  • Maslow, A. H. (1976) Motivation and Personality, Addison Wesley Educational Publications
  • Peterson, Christopher (2006) A Primer in Positive Psychology, New York, Oxford University Press
  • Pinker, S. (2002) The Blank Slate, New York, Viking Penguin Putnam, Inc.
  • Popper, Karl (1959) The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Routledge, London and New York
  • Rokeach, M. (1960) The Open and Closed Mind, New York, Basic Books
  • Russell, Bertrand, (1930) The Conquest of Happiness, New York, Liveright Publishing
  • Senge, P. (1990) The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, New York, Doubleday
  • Sulloway, F. J. (1996) Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics and Creative Lives, New York, Pantheon Books, Vintage Books
  • Tooby, John and Cosmides, Leda (2005) The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology Edited by Richard Buss, Hoboken New Jersey, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • Wilson, E. O. (1978) On Human Nature, Cambridge MA, London, Harvard University Press