You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

by David McRaney

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ISBN-13: 9781592408054
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Self-Delusion 1

1 Narrative Bias 17

2 The Common Belief Fallacy 47

3 The Benjamin Franklin Effect 57

4 The Post Hoc Fallacy 71

5 The Halo Effect 83

6 Ego Depletion 101

7 The Misattribution of Arousal 117

8 The Illusion of External Agency 127

9 The Backfire Effect 143

10 Pluralistic Ignorance 157

11 The No True Scotsman Fallacy 177

12 The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight 187

13 Enclothed Cognition 201

14 Deindividuation 213

15 The Sunk Cost Fallacy 225

16 The Overjustification Effect 235

17 The Self-Enhancement Bias 249

Acknowledgments 275

Sources 279

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You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this fascinating book, David McRaney explores the cognitive process of humans and demonstrates how we are not so much logical beings but are more at the mercy of stories and hidden assumptions. The author writes in an entertaining and amusing style with many funny and upbeat stories to illustrate what he is saying. The book is well-written and easy to read as well as being full of insightful information, and I enjoyed it very much. Jelila
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nah its kinda boring