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The Resource Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it, Stephen Greenspan ; foreword by Donald S. Connery, (electronic resource)

Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it, Stephen Greenspan ; foreword by Donald S. Connery, (electronic resource)

Label
Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it
Title
Annals of gullibility
Title remainder
why we get duped and how to avoid it
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Greenspan ; foreword by Donald S. Connery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book to provide a comprehensive look at the problem of gullibility, this groundbreaking work covers how and why we are fooled in areas that range from religion, politics, science, and medicine, to personal finance and relationships. First laying the groundwork by showing gullibility at play in the writings of historic authors we all know, developmental psychologist Stephen Greenspan follows with chapters that describe social duping across the gamut of human conduct. From people who pour bucks into investment scams, to those who follow the faith of scientologists, believe in fortunete
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenspan, Stephen
Dewey number
155.9/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.D42
LC item number
G74 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deception
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Deception
Label
Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it, Stephen Greenspan ; foreword by Donald S. Connery, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreward / by Donald S. Connery -- Introduction -- Why a book about gullibility? -- What is gullibility? -- Gullibility as a form of "foolish action" -- Developmental factors in gullibility and its diminution -- Is gullibility unique to humans? -- Gullibility in literature and folk tales -- Pinocchio was one gullible puppet -- Dangerous gullibility: Red Riding Hood and the Pied Piper -- Emperor's new clothes and the power of group modeling -- Mark Twain, chronicler of a credulous age -- Was Gulliver gullible? -- Gullibility as a theme for Herman Melville -- Othello and other Shakespearean dupes -- Gullibility in religion -- Samson and other Bible stories -- Belief in God and supernatural phenomena -- Satan as a manipulator of the gullible -- Believers in end-of-the world predictions -- The gullibility of those who believe in mediums -- Gullibility in anti-semitism -- Christian Science as a magnet for gullibles -- -- Gullibility in war and politics -- The Trojan Horse and military deception -- Groupthink in the planning of the Vietnam war -- Gullibility in the buildup to the Second Iraq War -- Gullibility on the political right -- Gullibility on the political left -- Many people who accept conspiracy theories are gullible -- Suicide bombers are super gullible -- Spin doctoring and believing semi-lies -- Gullibility in criminal justice -- Gullibility among murder accomplices -- A trial as a test of a jury's gullibility -- Gullibility of lawyers -- Gullibility of crime scare stories -- Gullibile application of redemptive and mental health notions -- Gullibility in the interrogation situation -- Gullibility of child witnesses -- Gullibility in science and academia -- The sokal hoax has exposed the gullibility of scholars -- Gullibility in he art world -- Cold fusion as an example of scientific gullibility -- Academic hiring decisions -- Gullibility among psychotherapists and their clients -- Alternative health practices -- Rasputin and facilitated communication -- Gullibility in vulnerable populations -- False confessions in people with brain damage -- Social vulnerability of young people -- Frail elderly and people with Alzheimer's -- People with intellectual disability -- Gullible crime victims -- Sexual exploitation of people with disabilities -- Gullibility in finance and relationships -- Choice of entertainment and vacation purchases -- Inheritance scams -- Tulipmania and other investment bubbles -- Believing rumors -- People interviewed by journalists -- Gullibility in sexual relationships -- Falling for "April Fool" and other practical jokes -- Believing family members -- Questions about gullibility -- Is gullibility a form of stupidity? -- How does affect contribute to gullible behavior? -- Does low energy contribute to gullibility? -- How does self-deception affect gullibility? -- Should gullible people be blamed for being gullible? -- Is gullibility a personality trait? -- Is gullibility an absence of autonomy? -- Is gullibility part of the legal definition of incompetence? -- Becoming less gullible -- Make it a point to avoid acting impulsively -- Engineer situations that reduce the likelihood of gullible outcomes -- Know one's limitations -- Seek to become more socially intelligent -- Develop a repertoire of disengagement tactics -- Help young people to be less gullible -- Cultivate skepticism but not cynicism -- Gullibility can decrease as one becomes older and wiser
Control code
ocn429466441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313362170
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 242110
  • BB4F2E33-3537-4E07-976C-29CB0F383171
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o429466441
  • (OCoLC)429466441
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Annals of gullibility : why we get duped and how to avoid it, Stephen Greenspan ; foreword by Donald S. Connery, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreward / by Donald S. Connery -- Introduction -- Why a book about gullibility? -- What is gullibility? -- Gullibility as a form of "foolish action" -- Developmental factors in gullibility and its diminution -- Is gullibility unique to humans? -- Gullibility in literature and folk tales -- Pinocchio was one gullible puppet -- Dangerous gullibility: Red Riding Hood and the Pied Piper -- Emperor's new clothes and the power of group modeling -- Mark Twain, chronicler of a credulous age -- Was Gulliver gullible? -- Gullibility as a theme for Herman Melville -- Othello and other Shakespearean dupes -- Gullibility in religion -- Samson and other Bible stories -- Belief in God and supernatural phenomena -- Satan as a manipulator of the gullible -- Believers in end-of-the world predictions -- The gullibility of those who believe in mediums -- Gullibility in anti-semitism -- Christian Science as a magnet for gullibles -- -- Gullibility in war and politics -- The Trojan Horse and military deception -- Groupthink in the planning of the Vietnam war -- Gullibility in the buildup to the Second Iraq War -- Gullibility on the political right -- Gullibility on the political left -- Many people who accept conspiracy theories are gullible -- Suicide bombers are super gullible -- Spin doctoring and believing semi-lies -- Gullibility in criminal justice -- Gullibility among murder accomplices -- A trial as a test of a jury's gullibility -- Gullibility of lawyers -- Gullibility of crime scare stories -- Gullibile application of redemptive and mental health notions -- Gullibility in the interrogation situation -- Gullibility of child witnesses -- Gullibility in science and academia -- The sokal hoax has exposed the gullibility of scholars -- Gullibility in he art world -- Cold fusion as an example of scientific gullibility -- Academic hiring decisions -- Gullibility among psychotherapists and their clients -- Alternative health practices -- Rasputin and facilitated communication -- Gullibility in vulnerable populations -- False confessions in people with brain damage -- Social vulnerability of young people -- Frail elderly and people with Alzheimer's -- People with intellectual disability -- Gullible crime victims -- Sexual exploitation of people with disabilities -- Gullibility in finance and relationships -- Choice of entertainment and vacation purchases -- Inheritance scams -- Tulipmania and other investment bubbles -- Believing rumors -- People interviewed by journalists -- Gullibility in sexual relationships -- Falling for "April Fool" and other practical jokes -- Believing family members -- Questions about gullibility -- Is gullibility a form of stupidity? -- How does affect contribute to gullible behavior? -- Does low energy contribute to gullibility? -- How does self-deception affect gullibility? -- Should gullible people be blamed for being gullible? -- Is gullibility a personality trait? -- Is gullibility an absence of autonomy? -- Is gullibility part of the legal definition of incompetence? -- Becoming less gullible -- Make it a point to avoid acting impulsively -- Engineer situations that reduce the likelihood of gullible outcomes -- Know one's limitations -- Seek to become more socially intelligent -- Develop a repertoire of disengagement tactics -- Help young people to be less gullible -- Cultivate skepticism but not cynicism -- Gullibility can decrease as one becomes older and wiser
Control code
ocn429466441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313362170
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 242110
  • BB4F2E33-3537-4E07-976C-29CB0F383171
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o429466441
  • (OCoLC)429466441
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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