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You are not so smart : why you have too many friends on Facebook, why your memory is mostly fiction, and 46 other ways you're deluding yourself

Author: David McRaney
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books/Penguin Group, ©2011.
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McRaney reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But sometimes those stories aren't true.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McRaney
ISBN: 9781592406593 1592406599
OCLC Number: 706017775
Description: xvi, 302 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: You --
Priming --
Confabulation --
Confirmation Bias --
Hindsight Bias --
The Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy --
Procrastination --
Normalcy Bias --
Introspection --
The Availability Heuristic --
The Bystander Effect --
The Dunning-Kruger Effect --
Apophenia --
Brand Loyalty --
The Argument from Authority --
The Argument from Ignorance --
The Straw Man Fallacy --
The Ad Hominem Fallacy --
The Just-World Fallacy --
The Public Goods Game --
The Ultimatum Game --
Subjective Validation --
Cult Indoctrination --
Groupthink --
Supernormal Releasers --
The Affect Heuristic --
Dunbar's Number --
Selling Out --
Self-Serving Bias --
The Spotlight Effect --
The Third Person Effect --
Catharsis --
The Misinformation Effect --
Conformity --
Extinction Burst --
Social Loafing --
The Illusion of Transparency --
Learned Helplessness --
Embodied Cognition --
The Anchoring Effect --
Attention --
Self-Handicapping --
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies --
The Moment --
Consistency Bias --
The Representativeness Heuristic --
Expectation --
The Illusion of Control --
The Fundamental Attribution Error.
Responsibility: David McRaney.
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McRaney reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But sometimes those stories aren't true.

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