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You are now less dumb : how to conquer mob mentality, how to buy happiness, and all the other ways to outsmart yourself

Author: David McRaney
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
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The popular blogger and author of the best-selling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, analyzing 15 additional ways people routinely fool themselves in areas ranging from attraction and time wasted to best intentions and the true price of happiness.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McRaney
ISBN: 9781592408054 1592408052
OCLC Number: 825645867
Description: 309 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Self-delusion --
Narrative bias --
The common belief fallacy --
The Benjamin Franklin effect --
The post hoc fallacy --
The halo effect --
Ego depletion --
The misattribution of arousal --
The illusion of external agency --
The backfire effect --
Pluralistic ignorance --
The no true Scotsman fallacy --
The illusion of asymmetric insight --
Enclothed cognition --
Deindividuation --
The sunk cost fallacy --
The overjustification effect --
The self-enhancement bias.
Responsibility: David McRaney.

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The popular blogger and author of the best-selling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, analyzing 15 additional ways people routinely fool themselves in areas ranging from attraction and time wasted to best intentions and the true price of happiness.

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