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You are not so smart [electronic resource] : why you have too many friends on Facebook, why your memory is mostly fiction, and 46 other ways you're deluding yourself / David McRaney.

McRaney, David. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781101542477 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101542470 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781101545355 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101545356 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 302 p.)
  • Publisher: New York : Gotham Books/Penguin Group, c2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-302).
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Thought and thinking.
Perception.
Truth > Psychological aspects.
Defense mechanisms (Psychology)
Reason.
Genre: Electronic books.

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