How do we know ourselves? : curiosities and marvels of the human mind / David G. Myers.
Book | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2022 | First edition.
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Edition
First edition.
Description
xii, 253 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-249).
Summary
"A delightful tour of the wonders of our humanity from David G. Myers, the award-winning professor and author of psychology's bestselling textbook"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Implicit egotism -- The amazing power of attention -- There is more to hearing than meets the ears -- How do we know ourselves? -- Dual processing: one brain, two minds? -- Making New Year's resolutions that last -- The powers and perils of intuition -- Fearing the right things -- We knew it all along -- Judging others and judging ourselves -- Behavioral confirmation: getting what we expect -- How do I love me? Let me count the ways -- The science of humility -- When birth order matters -- Cardiac arrest and the conscious experience of death -- Do people repress--or vividly remember--traumatic events? -- When fear of losing steals our chances of winning -- How we polarize, and what we can do about it -- Our differences seize our attention, define our identity, and sometimes deceive us -- The psychology of division -- The social psychology of dissent -- The overconfidence phenomenon -- Why is everyone else having more fun? -- Social facilitation: the energizing presence of others -- The happy science of micro-friendships -- How to make and sustain friendships -- Narcissism: the grandiose self -- How nature and nurture form us -- The wonder of walking (and singing): synchronized spirits -- Wise interventions can change lives -- Failure and flourishing -- Death is terrifying to contemplate, except for those who are dying -- Do places with more immigrants exhibit greater acceptance or greater fear of immigrants? -- Implicit bias is real. Can training programs decrease it? -- How politics changes politicians -- The power of confirmation bias and the credibility of belief -- Friends versus phones -- Wealth, well-being, and generosity -- The mere exposure effect: familiarity breeds content -- Do replication failures discredit psychological science?
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ISBN
9780374601959 (hardcover)
037460195X (hardcover)
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