"Mental Traps will ring loud bells and switch on bright lights in the minds of all who read it."
Richard Holloway, former BBC host and author of Godless Morality
The antidote to twisted logic, fuzzy thinking, and self-defeating behaviors that mess up your mind
They sap your energy, undermine your productivity, cloud your thinking, and generally take all the fun out of life. They're mental traps, and even the most clear-headed Einsteins among us fall victim to them from time to time. But that doesn't mean you should resign yourself to doing their bidding. Avoid these drains on pleasure and personal performance with guidance from Mental Traps.
Psychologist and philosopher André Kukla opens your eyes to the eleven most common mental traps, including persistencethe refusal to abandon a useless task or course of action; amplificationthe "killing a fly with a sledgehammer" syndrome; reversionthe "coulda-woulda-shoulda" disease; and resistancethe "let-me-just" disorder. With Kukla's proven tactics, you can free yourself from time-wasting mental traffic jams and be more productive in your everyday life.
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About the Author
André Kukla, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught courses in both the departments of psychology and philosophy. He is the respected author of more than sixty articles and six books on those subject areas. Kukla divides his time between Toronto and Hawaii.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Nature of Mental Traps
Chapter 2: Persistence
Chapter 3: Amplification
Chapter 4: Fixation
Chapter 5: Reversion
Chapter 6: Anticipation
Chapter 7: Resistance
Chapter 8: Procrastination
Chapter 9: Division
Chapter 10: Acceleration
Chapter 11: Regulation
Chapter 12: Formulation
Chapter 13: Keeping Out of Mental Traps
Appendix: The Practice of Thought Watching