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
An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise.
You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.
Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including:
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing
A lot of this book covered ground that was fairly familiar to me from other, similar reads, but it was still informative and generally interesting. Even if it did leave me feeling as though I can never trust my own judgement or memory ever again. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
Excellent overview of the many was our brains hijack our rationality. McRainey draws from classic psychological research, as well as more contemporary studies to show how our subconscious and other ... Read full review
The Straw Man Fallacy
The Ad Hominem Fallacy
The JustWorld Fallacy
The Public Goods Game
The Ultimatum Game
The Availability Heuristic
The Bystander Effect
The DunningKruger Effect
The Argument from Authority
The Argument from Ignorance
The Affect Heuristic
The Spotlight Effect
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