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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The ...
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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

Jonathan Gottschall - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
A Editor's Choice A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist “A jaunty, insightful new book . . . [that] draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us.” —New York Times ...
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Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Roy F. Baumeister, John Tierney - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. Pioneering research psychologist Roy F ...
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Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Buonomano - 2011 - Science - No preview available
“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 on ...
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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 - No preview available
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 - No preview available
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 - No preview available
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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