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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s ...
118 Reviews - Write review
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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Jonathan Gottschall - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It’s ...
28 Reviews - Write review
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Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of ...
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Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Buonomano - 2011 - Science - Limited preview
“Excellent. . . . [Buonomano] reveals the intricate limitations and blessings ?of the most complex device in the known universe.”—The Atlantic The human brain may be the best piece of technology ever created, but it’s far from perfect. Drawing ...
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The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How ...

Michael Shermer - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist ...
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Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us

Joe Palca, Flora Lichtman - 2011 - Science - Limited preview
Two crackerjack science journalists from NPR look at why some things (and some people!) drive us crazy It happens everywhere?offices, schools, even your own backyard. Plus, seemingly anything can trigger it?cell phones, sirens, bad music ...
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Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games ...

Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim - 2011 - Sports & Recreation - Limited preview
In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports, and reveal the hidden forces that shape how ...
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On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not

Robert A. Burton - 2009 - Medical - Limited preview
Argues that certainty and similar feelings are independent of active, conscious reflection and reasoning, stemming from the primitive areas of the brain.
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On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits

Wray Herbert - 2010 - Psychology - Limited preview
Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changing and momentous. Luckily, our brains have evolved a number of mental shortcuts, biases, and tricks that allow us to quickly negotiate this endless array of ...
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