You Are Not So Smart

But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework.

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545356

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, You Are Not So Smart is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.

You are Not So Smart

The truth is: you’re probably wrong. You are not so smart. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single day.

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851689392

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 944

How many of your Facebook friends do you think you know? Would you help a stranger in need? Do you know why you’re so in love with your new smartphone? The truth is: you’re probably wrong. You are not so smart. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single day. A psychology course with all the boring bits taken out, prepare for a whirlwind tour of the latest research in the subject, fused with a healthy dose of humour and wit. You’ll discover just how irrational you really are, which delusions keep you sane, how to boost your productivity, and why you’ve never kept a New Year’s resolution.

You Are Now Less Dumb

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.

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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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.


Building Basic Skills in Writing

5 . You are not the one . ( You aren ' t the one . You ' re not the one . ) 6 . I am not
his friend . ( I ' m not his friend . ) 7 . I am not afraid . ( I ' m not afraid . ) 8 . He is not
so smart . ( He isn ' t so smart . He ' s not so smart . ) 9 . You are not so bad .

Author: Contemporary Books, inc

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Contemporary's seven-book series is a comprehensive instructional program for adult learners and pre-high school skill levels. The series develops solid skill foundations needed by learners who may go on to prepare for the high school equivalency examination.Building Basic Skills is ideal for individualized or group instruction. Each worktext has clear, simple directions and easy-to-follow skill progressions for the learner working in a self-paced program. Each book provides everything the learner needs to master the basic skills.

You Are Now Less Dumb

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 ...

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592408795

Category: Humor

Page: 309

View: 112

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.

Pompagasadook

Do you hear that ? [ She slams back the ... Oh , you are trying to sharper
something out of me ! but you never shall , not never ! Flasher . Here ! be still ...
Who is to blame that we young fellows are not so smart as we ought to be ? We
may be ...

Author: Arthur W. Sanborn

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Category:

Page: 46

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Chicago Theological Seminary Register

If you have any ability which other protected , encouraged , and that any atmen
have not , you have it , not for your tempt to straighten ... Dead not in your favor ; if
other folks are smartwrong . ... Not so smart as But don't live by comparisons .

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Category: Congregationalism

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How Minds Change

In this lively journey through human psychology, bestselling author and creator of the You Are Not So Smart podcast David McRaney investigates how minds change--and how to change minds.

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 9780593190296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 423

In this lively journey through human psychology, bestselling author and creator of the You Are Not So Smart podcast David McRaney investigates how minds change--and how to change minds. What made a prominent conspiracy-theorist YouTuber finally see that 9/11 was not a hoax? How do voter opinions shift from neutral to resolute? Can widespread social change only take place when a generation dies out? From one of our greatest thinkers on reasoning, HOW MINDS CHANGE is a book about the science, and the experience, of transformation. When self-delusion expert and psychology nerd David McRaney began a book about how to change someone's mind in one conversation, he never expected to change his own. But then a diehard 9/11 Truther's conversion blew up his theories--inspiring him to ask not just how to persuade, but why we believe, from the eye of the beholder. Delving into the latest research of psychologists and neuroscientists, HOW MINDS CHANGE explores the limits of reasoning, the power of groupthink, and the effects of deep canvassing. Told with McRaney's trademark sense of humor, compassion, and scientific curiosity, it's an eye-opening journey among cult members, conspiracy theorists, and political activists, from Westboro Baptist Church picketers to LGBTQ campaigners in California--that ultimately challenges us to question our own motives and beliefs. In an age of dangerous conspiratorial thinking, can we rise to the occasion with empathy? An expansive, big-hearted journalistic narrative, HOW MINDS CHANGE reaches surprising and thought-provoking conclusions, to demonstrate the rare but transformative circumstances under which minds can change.

The 1995 Farm Bill

But we are not that smart . We are not that careful . The government structured it
for you and for me ; we walk into it . You have to make an actively bad decision
not to participate . All right , that is the third story . Now , I want to tell you the
fourth ...

Author: Robert Eugene Zabawa

Publisher: 97 U U * *

ISBN:

Category: African American farmers

Page: 163

View: 621


Daily Report West Europe

Then people change . Be that as it may , we are happy , and have remained the
same as before . We are not thirsty for power . We ... In the North or the South ?
But , I repeat , the parties are not very smart and they fell into the trap . [ Turani ] ...

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Category: Europe

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Roadways to Success

Control your self - Talkie “ Self - talk ” is the little voice you hear inside of your
head throughout the day . ... good enough for that job , ” “ You ' ll never pass that
test , ” “ You ' re not as smart as Janice , ” or “ John always looks better than you
do .

Author: James C. Williamson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 987

Roadways to Success, 4th Edition, moves study skills to a new level — first it uncovers the skills essential to better classroom performance, and then reveals how to use them to positively impact one's own academic and career success. KET TOPICS: Students learn how to understand what the professor wants, identify time-management strengths, overcome obstacles to listening, use successful studying techniques, tackle test anxiety, and more. They also discover how health and wellness can improve the chance for academic success, as well as understand why research and planning helps make career decisions easier, and ultimately better. This revision includes new critical thinking exercises, an integrated case study, and a new chapter on diversity. It offers solid coverage of technology, strong applications and new ways for college students to reach their academic potential. College orientation and student success courses.

What You Don t Know and Your Boss Won t Tell You

Apprehension that a comment will not be well received may keep someone from
talking , but you must learn to get over fear of ... If you get asked a question and
need time , don ' t just sit there or people will think you are not very smart .

Author: Pamela F. Lenehan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 219

To move ahead in your career you need to be concerned about many issues that are not taught in school or the company handbook. What You Don't Know and Your Boss Won't Tell You covers a wide range of topics explored candidly by experienced female executives who learned how to navigate the unspoken and often debilitating rules of corporate life. This book will show you how to actively manage your career, communicate in the language of business, find leadership opportunities and good mentors, and develop a personal style that projects confidence and competence. The book also shows how you can handle the nuances of dating, emotions, and office politics, how to understand the rigors and rules of business travel, and ways to balance work and family comfortably. Unlike other books geared toward women on how to succeed in corporate life, What You Don't Know and Your Boss Won't Tell You offers specific advice from a group of successful female executives that will help empower women to take charge of their careers, instead of letting their careers take charge of them.




Donkey Keeping and Breeding

Also , if you make any ghastly mistakes and cut the wrong hair , there is a chance
it might not be looking quite so noticeable !! ... This may look very smart , but if
you are not very , very careful , it can make the donkey look very ewe - necked ;
the ...

Author: Angela Barrows

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Donkeys

Page: 190

View: 839


New Beginnings

One told the French : You are not as bold or as strong as we , because when you
go on a voyage you cannot carry your ... Nor did the Indians think that the
Europeans were very smart traders , for they would trade several useful iron
knives for ...

Author: James H. Marsh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Canada

Page: 280

View: 922

Volume 1.

You Can Beat Your Brain

Informed by the latest studies in psychology, You Can Beat Your Brain is a pocket-sized primer packed with wry humour and astonishing facts.

Author: David McRaney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1780743165

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 694

In the follow-up to the international bestseller You Are Not So Smart, McRaney helps us to overcome our quirks and think more effectively. Informed by the latest studies in psychology, You Can Beat Your Brain is a pocket-sized primer packed with wry humour and astonishing facts. You’ll discover why tall people earn more money, why a rickety bridge is a good place for a first date, and how to avoid irrational beliefs and self-delusion.

Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention

You are closer to them , and you are mostly officers of some local union , and
they feel you know what is going on , and little better than they do . Not that we
are any smarter . We are not as smart as the rank and file people , but they feel
that ...

Author: Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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