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Results for Irrationalism (Philosophy)
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Call #
153.4 A
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note
Includes index.
Summary
Presents a humorous look at a series of common everyday problems, describing the pros and cons of each situation and offering a possible rational solution.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062379993 (pbk.)
0062379992 (pbk.)
Call #
155.92 B
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xiii, 206 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
A journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making. Why is it so difficult to end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone "important"? Why are we more likely to fall in love when there's danger involved? Here, organizational thinker Ori Brafman and his brother, psychologist Rom Brafman, answer these questions and more. Drawing on research from the fields of social psychology, behavioral economics, and organizational behavior, Sway reveals forces that influence every aspect of our personal and business lives, including loss aversion, the diagnosis bias, and the "chameleon effect." The Brafmans not only uncover rational explanations for a wide variety of irrational behaviors, but also point readers toward ways to avoid succumbing to their pull.--From publisher description.
Contents
A rash decision on the runway -- The swamp of commitment -- The hobbit and the missing link -- Michael Jordan and the first-date interview -- The bipolar epidemic and the chameleon effect -- In France, the sun revolves around the earth -- Compensation and cocaine -- Dissenting justice.
Subject
Alt Author
Brafman, Rom.
ISBN/ISSN
9780385524384
0385524382
Call #
306.0973 K
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
278 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-278).
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
067944243X
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