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You Are Now Less Dumb

How To Conquer Mob Mentality, How To Buy Happiness, And All The Other Ways To Outsmart Yourself

By David author McRaney

The author of the bestselling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains



David McRaney’s first book, You Are Not So Smart, evolved from his wildly popular blog of the same name. A mix of popular psychology and trivia, McRaney’s insights have struck a chord with thousands, and his blog--and now podcasts and videos--have become an Internet phenomenon.



Like You Are Not So Smart, You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the idea that we all believe ourselves to be objective observers of reality--except we’re not. But that’s okay, because our delusions keep us sane. Expanding on this premise, McRaney provides eye-opening analyses of fifteen more ways we fool ourselves every day, including:


The Misattribution of Arousal (Environmental factors have a greater affect on our emotional arousal than the person right in front of us)

Sunk Cost Fallacy (We will engage in something we don’t enjoy just to make the time or money already invested “worth it”)

Deindividuation (Despite our best intentions, we practically disappear when subsumed by a mob mentality)

McRaney also reveals the true price of happiness, why Benjamin Franklin was such a badass, and how to avoid falling for our own lies. This smart and highly entertaining book will be wowing readers for years to come.


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2013

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9781592408054


Format: Book
Author: McRaney, David author
Summary: The popular blogger and author of the best-selling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, analyzing 15 additional ways people routinely fool themselves in areas ranging from attraction and time wasted to best intentions and the true price of happiness.
Title: You are now less dumb : how to conquer mob mentality, how to buy happiness, and all the other ways to outsmart yourself / David McRaney.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Subject: Thought and thinking Perception Truth -- Psychological aspects Defense mechanisms (Psychology) Reason
Isbn: 9781592408054 (hbk.) 1592408052 (hbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: McRaney, David author.
Summary: The popular blogger and author of the best-selling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, analyzing 15 additional ways people routinely fool themselves in areas ranging from attraction and time wasted to best intentions and the true price of happiness.
Title: You are now less dumb : how to conquer mob mentality, how to buy happiness, and all the other ways to outsmart yourself / David McRaney.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2013]
Description: vii, 309 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Thought and thinking
Subjects: Perception
Subjects: Truth -- Psychological aspects
Subjects: Defense mechanisms (Psychology)
Subjects: Reason
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309).
Contents: Self-delusion -- Narrative bias -- The common belief fallacy -- The Benjamin Franklin effect -- The post hoc fallacy -- The halo effect -- Ego depletion -- The misattribution of arousal -- the illusion of external agency -- The backfire effect -- Pluralistic ignorance -- The no true Scotsman fallacy -- The illusion of asymmetric insight -- Enclothed cognition -- Deindividuation - -The sunk cost fallacy -- The overjustification effect -- The self-enhancement bias.
LCCN: 2013000586
ISBN: 9781592408054 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1592408052 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 153.43 McR