I had already heard some of things in this book, and some of it I flat out don't believe. the studies mentioned in the book sound like they were performed on mostly idiots. I truly do not believe most people are this stupid, and if they are I am scared.
So unless you really want to take a hard look at what makes us all "tick", and would prefer to see the world through the same lens you've always used, don't buy this book. If, however, you'd like some fresh insights on how you form opinions, make decisions, and develop ideas, this is the book for you! I enjoyed it cover to cover. Uniquely insightful! Entertaining to boot! 2 Thumbs Up!
Psychology and Biology nerd. Chemistry enthusiast. Fan of good research-based science books, comedies and crime.
I really enjoyed this audio program. The narrator has a great voice for presenting this sort of material. The studies presented are from a wide range of areas in psychology but are all classics in their fields. While I was familiar with much of this material, I still found it a useful refresher with interesting angles.
At times the information gave you a different perspective on what you know/think you know. But the way it was presented seemed very matter a fact.
Overall decent/could have been better.
Lots of intriguing info- thought provoking, and often written & delivered in a clever or funny way. If you're interested in the bizarre workings of human psychology, you'll enjoy this.
Makes you think!
It's not actually a story, but a series of explanations on common misconceptions and fallacies we experience unconsciously every day. They are written (or told, in this case) with welcome bits of humor and irony, that help you realize that, well, you are not so smart! Recommended!
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