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Old 09-08-2005, 12:38 PM
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Default Psychology Books That Are Applicable To Poker

Im looking for some good suggestions for psy. books that would be/are applicable to Poker. If anyone knows of a good choices please post'em.
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Psychology Books That Are Applicable To Poker

The Psychology of Poker by Dr. Alan Schoonmaker (2+2)

Poker, Sex & Dying by Juel Anderson

P$ychology of Poker P$ymplified by David Whalen
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Old 09-08-2005, 02:42 PM
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It's targeted towards trading, but the book "Trading For a Living" by a psychologist named Alexander Elder is very applicable to poker. Expecially money management and learning how to make the best play and not be results oriented. It is one of the most expensive books ive ever seen though ($75.00 cover price!).
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:05 PM
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I don't know the exact title, but Howard Lederer swears by a Zen Buddhism and Archery book that has helped him to stay in the moment.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:08 PM
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There's a book published in England called "The Book of Tells" by Peter Collett that's quite good. Suprisingly, despite it's title, it has nothing to do with poker. It's a psychological approach to reading body language. Peter Collett became famous in England as a TV psychologist for the show "Big Brother".

All in all, not a bad read.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:40 PM
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It's called Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. Also, look for Telling Lies by Paul Elkman and his other works about facial and body language. Apparently, he and his mentor developed a thought reading system based on facial movement. I've read only little about it but it comes from good sources (my mommy, j/k) and if someone were to put in the time I don't doubt it could be helpful while playing poker.
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Old 09-08-2005, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Psychology Books That Are Applicable To Poker

"Sources of Power" by Gary Klein

anything by Paul Ekman, but I especially liked "Emotions Revealed"

"Strangers to Ourselves" by ??Timothy something

Maybe even "The 48 Laws of Power"
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Psychology Books That Are Applicable To Poker

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The Psychology of Poker by Dr. Alan Schoonmaker (2+2)

Poker, Sex & Dying by Juel Anderson

P$ychology of Poker P$ymplified by David Whalen

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Actually, having re-read the Whalen book recently, I would
take it off the list (for most people) as it contains
some 'errors' that could be costly to someone who does
not know better.

The other books I agree on.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:52 PM
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It's called Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. Also, look for Telling Lies by Paul Elkman and his other works about facial and body language. Apparently, he and his mentor developed a thought reading system based on facial movement. I've read only little about it but it comes from good sources (my mommy, j/k) and if someone were to put in the time I don't doubt it could be helpful while playing poker.

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Applying this book to poker (Ekman) takes some effort. For many
that effort should be put elsewhere first. But the info
is very good.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:10 AM
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I couldnt find alot of info on the Whalen book on Amazon. As you have read it, would you mind giving a quick overview of whats covered, and what flaws you found in it.
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