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The paradox of choice : why more is less

The paradox of choice : why more is less

Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz
ISBN: 0060005688 9780060005689 0060005696 9780060005696 9780965804820 0965804828 9780062449924 0062449923
OCLC Number: 52301582
Description: xi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 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 --
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.
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"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...

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