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The biased mind : how evolution shaped our psychology including anecdotes and tips for making sound decisions

Author: Jérôme Boutang; Michel De Lara
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
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Using a wealth of anecdotes, data from academic literature, and original research, this very accessible little book highlights how we all struggle to cope with the maelstrom of choices, influences and experiences that come our way. The authors have slogged through piles of dry research papers to provide many wonderful nuggets of information and surprising insights. For example: Why is an upside-down red triangle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)903763311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jérôme Boutang; Michel De Lara
ISBN: 9783319165196 3319165194
OCLC Number: 921302090
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Embark on themind tour --
Better be paranoid to survive --
We like things the way they are --
Our detective mind grasps clues and narrates --
Images call more to mind than words and numbers --
How to balance pros and cons and other helpful hints --
I frame, you're framed --
Epilogue: does it really pay to weigh up our biases.
Responsibility: Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara.
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Using a wealth of anecdotes, data from academic literature, and original research, this very accessible little book highlights how we all struggle to cope with the maelstrom of choices, influences and experiences that come our way. The authors have slogged through piles of dry research papers to provide many wonderful nuggets of information and surprising insights. For example: Why is an upside-down red triangle such a powerful warning sign on the road? What is the best kind of alibi? What makes the number 7 so special? Why is it better to whisper words of love into the left ear? Will that recent marriage last? Why is it that the French eat snails but not slugs? The reader will discover the amazing tools and shortcuts that millennia of evolution have built into our brains. And this knowledge is power! Knowing more about how the human mind connects the dots helps us understand why decision-making is so tricky. With insights from evolutionary psychology, we become better equipped to understand ourselves and others, and to interact and communicate more effectively.

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