The Art of Choosing (Google eBook)

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Hachette Digital, Inc., Apr 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go?
Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Sheena Iyengar's award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use THE ART OF CHOOSING as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead.
  

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User Review  - rmagahiz - LibraryThing

I got about a quarter of the way through this, but the thing I didn't like was how some of the sections seemed a bit padded out - I wanted the author to get through some of the elementary points more quickly to get on to the interesting stuff. Maybe I'll pick this up again at some future date. Read full review

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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It is written in the psychology/sociology arena similar to the Malcolm Gladwell style. There were some very interesting studies presented that give the reader insight into ... Read full review

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Contents

Past Is Prologue
CHAPTER ONE
II OF RATS AND MEN
III CHOICE ON THE MIND
IV THE PANTHER IN THE GILDED CAGE
V CHOOSING HEALTH HEALTHY CHOOSING
VI TELLING STORIES
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER SIX
II BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
III THE GOLDEN MEAN
IV THE ROAR OF PLENTY
V OPEN SESAME
VI THE WELLORGANIZED CHOICE
CHAPTER SEVEN
II THE JULIE DILEMMA

II A MATTER OF FAITH
III THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COLLECTIVE
IV A TALE OF TWO WEDDINGS
V MINE YOURS AND OURS
VI IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
VII FEEL FREE
VIII THE END OF TOLERANCE
CHAPTER THREE
II DO YOUR THING
III I AM UNIQUE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE
IV THE RIGHT CONSISTENCY
V DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
VI MUCH OBLIGED
CHAPTER FOUR
II THE MARSHMALLOW MATTER
III PLAYING BY THE RULES
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II
III
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IV THE EXPERTS EYE
V THE TROUBLE WITH HAPPINESS
CHAPTER FIVE
II YOU SAY CHICKEN I SAY EGG
III THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
IV THE RED PILL
V YOUR BRAIN ON COKE
VI THE 500POUND GORILLA IN THE ROOM
VII NETWORK
III SUSANS CHOICE
IV THE COSTS OF COMPARISON
V BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD CHOICE
VI THE RED BUTTON SYNDROME
VII GOVERNING REACTANCE
VIII LASHING OURSELVES TO THE MAST
Epilogue
Afterword
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Acknowledgments
Notes
CHAPTER II A STRANGER IN STRANGE LANDS
CHAPTER III SONG OF MYSELF
CHAPTER IV SENSES AND SENSIBILITY
CHAPTER V I ROBOT?
CHAPTER VI LORD OF THE THINGS
CHAPTER VII AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
EPILOGUE
Bibliography
ABOUT TWELVE
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About the Author
Acclaim forTHE ART OF CHOOSING
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