Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

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by Sam Gosling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465013821

ISBN-13: 9780465013821

Pub. Date: 05/12/2009

Publisher: Basic Books

Do the things on your desk betray the thoughts on your mind? Does your dining room décor carry clues to your character? Award-winning psychologist Sam Gosling has dispatched teams of scientific investigators to poke around bedrooms and offices, check out iPods, and peek at personal websites—to see what can be learned about us simply from looking at our

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Do the things on your desk betray the thoughts on your mind? Does your dining room décor carry clues to your character? Award-winning psychologist Sam Gosling has dispatched teams of scientific investigators to poke around bedrooms and offices, check out iPods, and peek at personal websites—to see what can be learned about us simply from looking at our belongings. What he has discovered is intriguing: When it comes to the most essential components of our personality—from friendliness and flexibility to openness and originality—the things we own and the way we arrange them can say more about who we are than even our most intimate conversations.

Packed with original research and a wealth of fascinating stories, Snoop is a captivating guide to our not-so-secret selves, and reveals how intensely connected we are to the places in which we live and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465013821
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
273,701
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Prologue: The Arrival of the Mystery Box     1
Less Than Zero Acquaintance     9
OCEAN's Five     33
Getting to Know You     55
Belgian Sleuths and Scandinavian Seabirds     75
Jumpers, Bumpers, Groovers, and Shakers     87
Space Doctoring     113
In Defense of Stereotypes     137
When Good Judgments Go Bad     167
Like a Super Snooper     187
An Office and a Gentleman     203
Bringing It Home     219
Acknowledgments     229
Notes     233
Index     251

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Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Nickpaperett More than 1 year ago
At the beginning it sounds like "Look, this person has a surfboard in his garage and a bicycle and shoes for hiking..mmmm...let me think...this person must be somebody that likes the outdoor!" but then, If you keep reading, the author gives nice cues and food for thought. When a book gives at least one new thought to think about, it's a good book. And this one is entertaining and interesting. It goes further than the title and the common sense might suggest. (I apologize for my English, it's not my native language). Nic
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catlover54 More than 1 year ago
Snoop has interesting revelations about our possessions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for someone to adopt him.