In this book, different studies among the effect of self-help books on the social skills (life skills) people especially university students in assertiveness and depression perspectives were investigated. In the first study to collect data, Emphatic Tendency Scale, open-ended interview forms and personal information forms were used. In the second study,Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and Beck Depression Inventory were used. Data were analyzed through one-way variance analysis. Open-ended interview forms were categorized, and thus their percentages were given. There are no significant difference between self-help books readers and non readers students among their emphatic tendency, assertiveness and depression levels. Some books such as “Educational Psychology, Development and Learning and Guidance” aimed at psycho-education” can be advised in the courses at the faculties of education. But, on the other hand, in the lessons such as “Human Relations” and “Communication”, which are at the universities'' category of elective courses, great attention should be given to the choosing course books and source books.