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A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives

Autor: Cordelia Fine
Editorial: Thriplow : Icon, 2006.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, [the author] illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain - vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted - pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making,  Leer más
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Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Cordelia Fine
ISBN: 1840466782 9781840466782
Número OCLC: 60668289
Descripción: v, 199 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsabilidad: Cordelia Fine.

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Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, [the author] illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain - vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted - pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making, each of us has a slew of mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves.-Dust jacket.

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