Practical psychology - books to read
of course, almost ALL writing is on the topic of social and personal psychology.
My early encounters are perhaps from Michel Montaigne, for the introduction, see How to Live: Lessons from Montaigne
Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind by Robert Kurzban
Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older by Elkhonon Goldberg
Social Cognition: Making Sense of People 1999 by Ziva Kunda
Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy Wilson