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The paradox of choice : why more is less

Author: Barry Schwartz; Ken Kliban
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2012]
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, selecting a long-distance carrier, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions, from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs, have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. We assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz; Ken Kliban
ISBN: 9781511361699 1511361697 9781455883653 1455883654
OCLC Number: 794789950
Notes: Title from web.
Compact discs.
Duration: 7:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Ken Kliban.
Description: 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.

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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, selecting a long-distance carrier, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions, from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs, have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. We assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of choice overload: it can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Synthesizing current research in the social sciences, he makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, he offers practical steps for how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and, ultimately, derive greater satisfaction from the choices you do make.

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