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The Psychology of Stupidity [electronic resource]
The Psychology of Stupidity [electronic resource]
Marmion, Jean-Francois2020
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The #1 International bestseller'We need books like this one' -- Steven PinkerStupidity is all around us, from the colleagues who won’t stop hitting ‘reply all’ to the former school friends posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world’s leading psychologists and thinkers – including a Nobel Prize winner – will show you . . .· Why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense· How our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions· Why trying to debate with fools is a trap· How media manipulation and Internet overstimulation makes us dumber· Why the stupidest people don’t think they’re stupidAs long as there have been humans there has been human stupidity, but with wit and wisdom these great thinkers can help us understand this persistent human affliction.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Macmillan, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9781529053845
Language:
English
BRN:
3051384
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