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The wisest one in the room : how you can benefit from social psychology's most powerful insights

Author: Thomas Gilovich; Lee Ross
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Gilovich and Ross ask: Why? What do these people know? What are the foundations of their wisdom? Wisdom, unlike intelligence, demands some insight into people, and an understanding of the situational forces acting upon us. Understanding these forces is the key to becoming "wiser."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Gilovich; Lee Ross
ISBN: 1451677553 9781451677553
OCLC Number: 944380361
Description: ix, 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part 1. Pillars of wisdom --
1. The objectivity illusion --
2. The push and pull of situations --
3. The name of the game --
4. The primacy of behavior --
5. Keyholes, lenses, and filters --
Looking back and moving forward --
Part 2. Wisdom applied --
6. The happiest one in the room --
7. Why we don't "just get along" --
8. A tough problem for America --
9. An even tougher problem for the world --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross.

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When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Gilovich and Ross ask: Why? What do these people know? What are the foundations of their wisdom? Wisdom, unlike intelligence, demands some insight into people, and an understanding of the situational forces acting upon us. Understanding these forces is the key to becoming "wiser."

"Two prominent social psychologists, specializing in the study of human behavior, provide insight into why we trust the people we do and how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing people in our own lives, "--NoveList.

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