You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself available on November 09 2014 from Amazon for 10.2
ISBN bar code 9781592407361 ξ1 registered February 04 2015
ISBN bar code 9781592407361 ξ2 registered November 09 2014
Product category is Book
Manufacturered by Gotham
Product weight is 0.55 lbs.
An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name. Whether you’re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But here’s the truth: You are not so smart. You’re just as deluded as the rest of us—but that’s okay, because being deluded is part of being human. Growing out of David McRaney’s popular blog, You Are Not So Smart reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But often these stories aren’t true. Each short chapter—covering topics such as Learned Helplessness, Selling Out, and the Illusion of Transparency—is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out. Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit, You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of our irrational, thoroughly human behavior.
^David McraneyYou Are Not So Smart : Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney (2012, Paperback)ISBN 9781592407361 (revised Feb 2016)
^David McRaney (2012). You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself, Gotham. Amazon. ISBN 9781592407361 (revised Nov 2014)
This is a good book. It's easy to read and can be read in small bite-sized chunks or in several long sessions. There are 48 different cognitive biases, shortcuts, and logical fallacies described in the book. They each take about 5 pages or so. Within each section the author does an excellent job of describing each problem. He references several studies for each and is generally very up-to-date on the latest work.As an introduction or description to the ways we are irrational this book works very well. ..
This book is one that you will breeze through quickly, and after nearly every page, want to tell every single person you know what you have learned. The citations of numerous psychology studies that really reveal an enormous amount about the way we think, why we think, and how we think, are illuminating, and I feel just a wee bit smarter by reading this book. In fact, I sincerely believe the world would be a much more incredible place if everyone in it read this book.
I'm a clinical psychologist interested in neuroscience, so much of this material was already familiar to me. Most of the ideas can be found scattered through other books like The Winner's Curse, The Happiness Hypothesis, Predictably Irrational, and others. I've read and admired all of those. I would gladly throw them all away if I could keep You are Not So Smart.The author understands the science and the facts, and conveys them quite clearly. I didn't find a single error. He writes wonderfully. Crisp, clear..