I'm u sing these 2 books frequently enough to say they aren't working before certain actions are done.
1.) Survivor Psychology book doesn't kick in before you have sent your guys to manual missions, and even when you send for example 5 survivors to mission your other 5 doesn't get that effect. I would think that book ''kick in'' as soon as i equip that book.
2.) Nighthunting book doesn't kick in before you refresh your page. It's easy to notice that when you equip book nothing happens, when you refresh screen becomes much lighter.
I'm little concerned that other books might be bugged similar way. There's just no way you can tell if they are working or not by looking for stats or by noticing it other way, you just have to trust it's working. Those book i mentioned are easy to notice just by viewing survivors morale effects before going to mission and after it.
Lets say i have traded precious items to get looter book. Then i go to the run fingers crossed that now i'm going to score some awesome items, little knowing that first i need to refresh page and then i need to run one manual mission before i can enjoy the effects. :P
Ok this may be little extreme example but you get my point. I don't think Survivor Psychology is less precious book than looter/shiny. I use those books every day and i'd like to have their effects normally without doing such rituals. Everybody aren't aware that they need to be done anyways.
Edited by Hezm, 17 November 2013 - 12:35 PM.