The Resource Political animals : how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics, Rick Shenkman

Political animals : how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics, Rick Shenkman

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Political animals : how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics
Title
Political animals
Title remainder
how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics
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Rick Shenkman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book "challenges us to go beyond the headlines, which often focus on what politicians do (or say they'll do), and to concentrate instead on what's really important: what shapes our response. Shenkman argues that, contrary to what we tell ourselves, it's our instincts rather than arguments appealing to reason that usually prevail. Pop culture tells us we can trust our instincts, but science is proving that when it comes to politics our Stone-Age brain often malfunctions, misfires, and leads us astray"--Dust jacket flap
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Shenkman, Richard
Dewey number
320.01/9
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political psychology
  • Personality and politics
  • Political culture
  • Personality and politics
  • Political culture
  • Political psychology
  • United States
Label
Political animals : how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics, Rick Shenkman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-283) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: the mismatch: why we can't trust our instincts -- PART I: Curiosity -- 1. The Michael Jordan lesson: why people who don't vote and don't follow the news don't think they need to -- 2. We're political animals: so why aren't we better at politics? -- 3. Your 150 closest friends: how many people do you know? -- PART II: Reading people -- 4. Why we are surprised when our leaders disappoint us: the mistake even smart voters make -- 5. 167 milliseconds: the amazing speed at which we draw conclusions about people -- PART III: Truth -- 6. Lying to ourselves: the high cost of self-deception and why we can't stop ourselves -- 7. Do we really want the truth? Why we often seem less interested in the truth than we profess -- 8. Everything happens for a reason: it's just not kids who prefer fairy tales -- 9. It's like it was still 1974: why people make arguments so transparently feeble they leave others dumbstruck -- PART IV: Empathy -- 10. When it happens to you: the limits to empathy -- 11. The accountant's error: the danger of relying on our gut -- CONCLUSION: A way forward: solutions are at our fingertips if only we grasp them -- CODA: The widow's advantage: and what we can learn from her
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 302 pages
Isbn
9780465033003
Lccn
2015024591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916408331
  • 1041012
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408331
  • 1041012
Label
Political animals : how our Stone-Age brain gets in the way of smart politics, Rick Shenkman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
INTRODUCTION: the mismatch: why we can't trust our instincts -- PART I: Curiosity -- 1. The Michael Jordan lesson: why people who don't vote and don't follow the news don't think they need to -- 2. We're political animals: so why aren't we better at politics? -- 3. Your 150 closest friends: how many people do you know? -- PART II: Reading people -- 4. Why we are surprised when our leaders disappoint us: the mistake even smart voters make -- 5. 167 milliseconds: the amazing speed at which we draw conclusions about people -- PART III: Truth -- 6. Lying to ourselves: the high cost of self-deception and why we can't stop ourselves -- 7. Do we really want the truth? Why we often seem less interested in the truth than we profess -- 8. Everything happens for a reason: it's just not kids who prefer fairy tales -- 9. It's like it was still 1974: why people make arguments so transparently feeble they leave others dumbstruck -- PART IV: Empathy -- 10. When it happens to you: the limits to empathy -- 11. The accountant's error: the danger of relying on our gut -- CONCLUSION: A way forward: solutions are at our fingertips if only we grasp them -- CODA: The widow's advantage: and what we can learn from her
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 302 pages
Isbn
9780465033003
Lccn
2015024591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916408331
  • 1041012
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408331
  • 1041012

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