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Mindwise : why we misunderstand what others think, believe, feel, and want

Author: Nicholas Epley
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2015]. © 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the human mind's capacity for instinctive understanding about the feelings and desires of others explains how the ability or inability to understand the minds of those around us leads to connection or conflict.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Epley
ISBN: 030774356X 9780307743565
OCLC Number: 880756085
Description: xviii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface : Your real sixth sense --
Part 1. (Mis)reading minds : An overconfident sense --
What you can and cannot know about your own mind --
Part 2. Does it have a mind? : How we dehumanize --
How we anthropomorphize --
Part 3. What state is another mind in? : The trouble of getting over yourself --
The uses and abuses of stereotypes --
How actions can mislead --
Part 4. Through the eyes of others : How, and how not, to be a better mind reader --
Afterword : Being mindwise.
Other Titles: Mind Wise.
Responsibility: Nicholas Epley.

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An exploration of the human mind's capacity for instinctive understanding about the feelings and desires of others explains how the ability or inability to understand the minds of those around us leads to connection or conflict.

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