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Out of character : the surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us / David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo.

DeSteno, David (Author). Valdesolo, Piercarlo. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307717771 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307717771 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2011]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Saints and sinners: the mental battle that defines our character -- Hypocrisy vs. morality: why no one should throw stones -- Soul mate or playmate: what makes Mr. or Ms. Right go wrong -- From pride to hubris: the deadliest of the seven sins? -- Compassionate or cruel?: looking into the mirror of the human soul -- Fairness and trust: the surprising elasticity of the golden rule -- Playing it safe vs. taking a gamble: risk, reward, and ruin -- Tolerance vs. bigotry: why sometimes we just can't help hating "them" -- True colors: understanding and managing the spectrum of character.
Summary, etc.:
A discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and a tendency toward unhealthy vices can be overcome.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Character.
Conduct of life > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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