skip to content
The paradox of choice : why more is less Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The paradox of choice : why more is less

Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Whether buying a pair of jeans or applying to college, everyday decisions, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction--but choice overload can make you question your decisions before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz
ISBN: 0060005688 9780060005689 0060005696 9780060005696
OCLC Number: 52301582
Description: xi, 265 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue : The paradox of choice : a road map --
pt. 1. When we choose --
ch. 1. Let's go shopping --
ch. 2. New choices --
pt. 2. How we choose --
ch. 3. Deciding and choosing --
ch. 4. When only the best will do --
pt. 3. Why we suffer --
ch. 5. Choice and happiness --
ch 6. Missed opportunities --
ch. 7. "If only" : the problem of regret --
ch. 8. Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation --
ch. 9. Why everything suffers from comparison --
ch. 10. Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression --
pt. 4. What we can do --
ch. 11. What to do about choice --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.
More information:

Abstract:

The author of The Battle for Human Nature explains why too much choice has led to the ever increasing complexity of everyday decisions, why too much of a good thing has become detrimental to human  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Brilliant... The case Schwartz makes... is compelling, the implications disturbing... An insightful book." -- Christian Science Monitor "An insightful study that winningly argues its subtitle." -- Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(12)

User lists with this item (27)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52301582>
library:oclcnum"52301582"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/52301582>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2004"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"Whether buying a pair of jeans or applying to college, everyday decisions, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction--but choice overload can make you question your decisions before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for failures. This can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and stress. In this book, social scientist Schwartz explains at what point choice--the hallmark of individual freedom that we so cherish--becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. He offers practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.--From publisher description."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/843096>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The paradox of choice : why more is less"@en
schema:numberOfPages"265"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.