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You Are Now Less Dumb

Audiobook

The author of the bestselling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives listeners a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains David McRaney's first audiobook, You Are Not So Smart, evolved from his wildly popular blog of the same name. A mix of popular psychology and trivia, McRaney's insights have struck a chord with thousands, and his blog—and now podcasts and videos—have become an Internet phenomenon. Like You Are Not So Smart, You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the idea that we all believe ourselves to be objective observers of reality—except we're not. But that's okay, because our delusions keep us sane. Expanding on this premise, McRaney provides eye-opening analyses of fifteen more ways we fool ourselves every day, including:

  • The Misattribution of Arousal (Environmental factors have a greater affect on our emotional arousal than the person right in front of us)
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy (We will engage in something we don't enjoy just to make the time or money already invested "worth it")
  • Deindividuation (Despite our best intentions, we practically disappear when subsumed by a mob mentality)

    McRaney also reveals the true price of happiness, why Benjamin Franklin was such a badass, and how to avoid falling for our own lies. This smart and highly entertaining audiobook will be wowing listeners for years to come.


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    Publisher: Gildan Media Edition: Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook

    • ISBN: 9781469088808
    • File size: 249973 KB
    • Release date: July 30, 2013
    • Duration: 08:40:46

    MP3 audiobook

    • ISBN: 9781469088808
    • File size: 250004 KB
    • Release date: July 30, 2013
    • Duration: 08:47:47
    • Number of parts: 9

    Formats

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook

    Languages

    English

    The author of the bestselling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives listeners a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains David McRaney's first audiobook, You Are Not So Smart, evolved from his wildly popular blog of the same name. A mix of popular psychology and trivia, McRaney's insights have struck a chord with thousands, and his blog—and now podcasts and videos—have become an Internet phenomenon. Like You Are Not So Smart, You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the idea that we all believe ourselves to be objective observers of reality—except we're not. But that's okay, because our delusions keep us sane. Expanding on this premise, McRaney provides eye-opening analyses of fifteen more ways we fool ourselves every day, including:

  • The Misattribution of Arousal (Environmental factors have a greater affect on our emotional arousal than the person right in front of us)
  • Sunk Cost Fallacy (We will engage in something we don't enjoy just to make the time or money already invested "worth it")
  • Deindividuation (Despite our best intentions, we practically disappear when subsumed by a mob mentality)

    McRaney also reveals the true price of happiness, why Benjamin Franklin was such a badass, and how to avoid falling for our own lies. This smart and highly entertaining audiobook will be wowing listeners for years to come.


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    • Details

      Publisher:
      Gildan Media
      Edition:
      Unabridged

      OverDrive Listen audiobook
      ISBN: 9781469088808
      File size: 249973 KB
      Release date: July 30, 2013
      Duration: 08:40:46

      MP3 audiobook
      ISBN: 9781469088808
      File size: 250004 KB
      Release date: July 30, 2013
      Duration: 08:47:47
      Number of parts: 9

    • Creators
    • Formats
      OverDrive Listen audiobook
      MP3 audiobook
    • Languages
      English