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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    You Are Now Less Dumb
    Subtitle
    How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McRaney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 309
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592408054
    ISBN 10: 1592408052
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    DC22: 153.43
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 153.4/3
    B&T Approval Code: A11330000
    DC21: 153.43
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
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    LC classification: BF441 .M428 2013
    Publisher
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Publication date
    30 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    David McRaney is a journalist and self-described psychology nerd. He has written for several publications, including "The Atlantic "and "Psychology Today." He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.