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Useful delusions : the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler

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Useful delusions : the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain
Title
Useful delusions
Title remainder
the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain
Statement of responsibility
Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times-bestselling author and host of NPR's Hidden Brain comes a counter- intuitive, thought-provoking exploration of deception's role in human success. Everyone agrees that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions, host of NPR's Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don't, why some nations and tribes hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of an upside- down world"--
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Vedantam, Shankar
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.D42
LC item number
V43 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mesler, Bill
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deception
  • Self-deception
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Delusions
  • Deception
  • Delusions
  • Self-deception
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Label
Useful delusions : the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Everyday life. Hot air ; Everything is going to be OK ; The heater of healing ; The invisible hand -- The search for meaning. The heart has its reasons ; Predictive reasoning ; Somewhere over the rainbow -- The tribe. Walking through fire ; Something worth dying for ; The grand delusion -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780393652208
Lccn
2020028515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1161996100
  • 1993901
  • (OCoLC)on1161996100
Label
Useful delusions : the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain, Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) 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 -- Everyday life. Hot air ; Everything is going to be OK ; The heater of healing ; The invisible hand -- The search for meaning. The heart has its reasons ; Predictive reasoning ; Somewhere over the rainbow -- The tribe. Walking through fire ; Something worth dying for ; The grand delusion -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780393652208
Lccn
2020028515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1161996100
  • 1993901
  • (OCoLC)on1161996100

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