Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You

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Profile Books, 2009 - Personal belongings - 263 pages
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Do the things on your desk betray the thoughts on your mind? Does your dining room decor carry clues to your character? Award-winning psychologist Sam Gosling has dispatched teams of scientific investigators to poke around bedrooms and offices, check out iPods, and peek at personal websites--to see what can be learned about us simply from looking at our belongings. What he has discovered is intriguing: When it comes to the most essential components of our personality--from friendliness and flexibility to openness and originality--the things we own and the way we arrange them can say more about who we are than even our most intimate conversations.

Packed with original research and a wealth of fascinating stories, "Snoop" is a captivating guide to our not-so-secret selves, and reveals how intensely connected we are to the places in which we live and work.

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User Review  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

It's important to note that the subtitle of this book reads, 'What your stuff says about you.' Which isn't exactly what the book is about - it's really about how behaviour intersects with personality ... Read full review

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

I forget exactly where I heard about this book. I suspect it was either on The Happiness Project blog or the Non-Consumer Advocate blog. Either way I read about it, looked it up, and heady with the ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE The Arrival of the Mystery
3
THREE Getting to Know You
55
ELEVEN Bringing It Home
219
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British-born, Sam Gosling studied at Leeds University and is now a professor of psychology at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives. He has been profiled in the New York Times and other magazines and this is his first book.

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