Good starting point with these ideas. All the information is available in more depth elsewhere. The narration dry and slow.
Nothing really new here, but a very good compendium of what others have learned and taught on human behavioral psychology. Entertaining presentation as well.
It's an eye opening information presented in a very enjoyable format. From the style of the author to the narrator everything is just great. I keep coming back to this book over and over again, it's just phenomenal. By now I've probably heard this book about 5-6 times and it's still as engaging as the first time. Download with confidence you will not regret this purchase.
Fun to listen to and yet life changing information.
Yes. Don Hagen is my favorite narrator. Some people are just exceptional at what they do and Don is a case in point. If every book on Audible was narrated by him I would be downloading a lot more books than I am now. Just brilliant. Keep up the good work Don Hagen.
I've listen to it all in one sitting more than once.
Don't forget the sequel "You are now less dumb"
Though most of the experiments are well recognised and the conclusions drawn are fairly mainstream, the book does a good job of putting most of the important ones in one place. The narrators voice is also excellent.
I have read McRaney's other book "Now you are not so dumb" and found the two almost identical. In fact, some of the topics and examples are the same. This being said, there's still enough new content to keep you thinking, even if not too deeply.
Don't get this if you are expecting deep thinking on any one subject. If, however, you are like me and the other 95% of the population, the presentation and information makes for an entertaining and thoughtful book. There is enough here to grab your attention and make you ponder without making you think your in a university psych class.
In summary, recommended, especially if you want to educate yourself as to some of the things you may be doing without realizing it.
A neat collection of the biases, fallacies, and other mental deceptions we experience, mostly unconsciously on a daily basis. A lot of psych101 type content, but also some interesting nuggets and examples I hadn't heard before. Style is very accessible, no background needed, and chapters' contents are predominantly independent. All in all, this book is as advertised, but if you're looking for something that goes in depth into these phenomena you'll be disappointed.
This book is a fun laundry list of cognitive behavioral biases. I've listened to it before and will doubtless listen to it again. Sitting here and trying to remember anything that was in it, I come up mostly empty, but I'm sure I'll remember the biases when they come up in real life ("Yeah, everyone believes horoscopes because of... thingy."). The only thing I would suggest for improvement is the narrator is a little too distinguished for the occasional swear word that makes the author seem like someone way closer to my age group.