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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 the mind 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  Read more...

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