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The Resource Kidding Ourselves

Kidding Ourselves

Label
Kidding Ourselves
Title
Kidding Ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Joseph T. Hallinan
Title variation
Hidden power of self-deception
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Why We Make Mistakes, an illuminating exploration of human beings' astonishing ability to deceive themselves. To one degree or another, we all misjudge reality. Our perception--of ourselves and the world around us--is much more malleable than we realize. This self-deception influences every major aspect of our personal and social life, including relationships, sex, politics, careers, and health. In Kidding Ourselves, Joseph Hallinan offers a nuts-and-bolts look at how this penchant shapes our everyday lives, from the medicines we take to the decisions we make. It shows, for instance, just how much the power of many modern medicines, particularly anti-depressants and painkillers, is largely in our heads. Placebos in modern-day life extend beyond hospitals, to fake thermostats and "elevator close" buttons that don't really work...but give the perception that they do. Kidding Ourselves brings together a variety of subjects, linking seemingly unrelated ideas in fascinating and unexpected ways. And ultimately, it shows that deceiving ourselves is not always negative or foolish. As increasing numbers of researchers are discovering, it can be incredibly useful, providing us with the resilience we need to persevere, in the boardroom, bedroom, and beyond. Provocative, accessible, and easily applicable to multiple facets of everyday life, Kidding Ourselves is an extraordinary new exploration of our mind's flexibility
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Why We Make Mistakes presents an analysis of the human inclination toward self-deception that explains how selective misperception influences every major aspect of life, has powerful placebo effects and does not always have negative consequences
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DLC
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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the hidden power of self-deception
Label
Kidding Ourselves
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780385348690
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Label
Kidding Ourselves
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:afced2a1-cf02-4ecf-82af-d58d26590d8b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385348690
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optical disk

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