"There are few academics who write with as much grace and wisdom as Timothy Wilson. REDIRECT is a masterpiece." -Malcolm Gladwell
What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? There is no such pill, but story editing - the scientifically based approach described in REDIRECT - can accomplish all of this.
The world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows us how to redirect the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change. Fascinating, groundbreaking, and practical, REDIRECT demonstrates the remarkable power small changes can have on the ways we see ourselves and our environment, and how we can use this in our everyday lives.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Timothy D. Wilson is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has written for Science and the New York Times, among other publications, and is the author of Strangers to Ourselves. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Foreword Daniel Gilbert vii
Chapter 1 Redirect: Small Edits, Lasting Changes 3
Chapter 2 Testing, Testing: Does It Work? 23
Chapter 3 Shaping Our Narratives: Increasing Personal Well-Being 39
Chapter 4 Shaping Our Kids' Narratives: Becoming Better Parents 75
Chapter 5 Just Say… Volunteer: Preventing Teenage Pregnancies 113
Chapter 6 Scared Crooked: Reducing Teenage Violence 135
Chapter 7 Everybody's Doing It… Or Are They? Reducing Alcohol and Drug Abuse 155
Chapter 8 Surely They Won't Like Me-Or Will They? Reducing Prejudice 181
Chapter 9 It's About Me, Not My Group: Closing the Achievement Gap 203
Chapter 10 Sustained Change: Finding Solutions 235
Reading Group Guide 291