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The Resource A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives, Cordelia Fine

A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives, Cordelia Fine

Label
A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives
Title
A mind of its own
Title remainder
how your brain distorts and deceives
Statement of responsibility
Cordelia Fine
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, [the author] illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain - vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted - pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making, each of us has a slew of mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves.-Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fine, Cordelia
Dewey number
150
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697.5.S426
LC item number
F56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 L-451
  • BF 637.D42
NLM item number
F495m 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-deception
  • Deception
  • Mental Processes
  • Emotions
  • Brain
  • Déception de soi
  • Self-deception
  • Gehirn
  • Neuropsychologie
  • Psychologie
  • Selbsttäuschung
  • Wahrnehmungstäuschung
Label
A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives, Cordelia Fine
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006006729.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vain brain : for a softer, kinder reality -- The emotional brain : sweaty fingers in all the pies -- The immoral brain : the terrible toddler within -- The deluded brain : a slapdash approach to the truth -- The pigheaded brain : loyalty a step too far -- The secretive brain : exposing the guile of the mental butler -- The weak-willed brain : the prima donna within -- The bigoted brain : "Thug -- tart -- slob -- nerd -- airhead" -- Epilogue: the vulnerable brain
Control code
ocm64510418
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780393062137
Lccn
2006006729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393062137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64510418
  • (OCoLC)64510418
Label
A mind of its own : how your brain distorts and deceives, Cordelia Fine
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006006729.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vain brain : for a softer, kinder reality -- The emotional brain : sweaty fingers in all the pies -- The immoral brain : the terrible toddler within -- The deluded brain : a slapdash approach to the truth -- The pigheaded brain : loyalty a step too far -- The secretive brain : exposing the guile of the mental butler -- The weak-willed brain : the prima donna within -- The bigoted brain : "Thug -- tart -- slob -- nerd -- airhead" -- Epilogue: the vulnerable brain
Control code
ocm64510418
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780393062137
Lccn
2006006729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780393062137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64510418
  • (OCoLC)64510418

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