AcademicInfluence.com’s Inflection Announces Most Influential Books of the Decade in Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Religious Studies, and Social Work
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Books have the power to change lives. For centuries, texts and novels have been our main source of revolutionary thought and revolutionary ideas. Books have the ability to expand our understanding of the world and to impact society in a deep and profound way.
Inflection, the opinion review, editorial and analysis of the news of AcademicInfluence.com selects the psychology, philosophy, sociology, religious studies, and social work books that matter most. Whether published 300 years ago or within the last decade alone, these books continue to have a profound impact on their respective fields of study, from 2010 to today:
“Our data-driven approach to ranking offers a whole new way of looking at the books that have shaped and continue to shape human thought in so many critical areas,” said Dr. Jed macosko, academic director of AcademicInfluence.com and professor of physics at Wake Forest University. “These are the books that rocked society with their hunches and ideas.”
Using machine learning analytics to index citations across a set of comprehensive online data repositories, the Inflection The team measured and classified the influence of these important books and writings. Each book was assigned an objective measure of influence within its discipline based on the number of citations in academic literature and popular media. The result is a more even-handed classification that is resistant to manipulation and usable.
A sample of the best selected titles:
- The Right Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan haidt, 2012
- Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock holmes, Maria konnikova, 2013
- A theory of justice, John rawls, 1971
- Philosophical inquiries, Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1953
- Unequal childhoods: class, race and family life, Annette Lareau and Erik M. Conway, 2003
- Normal accidents: living with high-risk technologies, Charles Perrow, 1984
- The varieties of religious experience,William james, 1902
- God: a biography, Jack Miles, 1995
- How the poor can save capitalism: rebuilding the path to the middle class,John hope bryant, 2014
- At the top of the lower staircase, Beautiful Kaufman, 1964
Visit the links above to see all 115 titles and their final ranking order.
“These books stand the test of time. Without them, the areas of knowledge they cover would not exist as we know them, ”says Macosko. “Anyone who wishes to gain a fundamental understanding of philosophy, psychology, religious studies, social work and sociology would do well to start with the key texts we have selected for each of these disciplines. “
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