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Radical distortion : how emotions warp what we hear, John W. Reich

Label
Radical distortion : how emotions warp what we hear
Title
Radical distortion
Title remainder
how emotions warp what we hear
Statement of responsibility
John W. Reich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Our social unity is under attack from extremists on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Often the loudest and most influential public voices today are also the most divisive. Amid the din of conflicting claims, accusations, and counteraccusations, voices of moderation can no longer be heard. Radical speech is creating hazards for civil discourse and even for governance. Under such conditions, how will we ever find common ground to advance the needs of the nation? Psychologist John W. Reich presents answers to this question in this insightful discussion of the social-science research on the decision-making processes of those who endorse extremist beliefs. A key finding of this research is that extremism causes selective hearing and biases our very ability to form objective judgments. In fact, radical speech leads to radical hearing and impedes our willingness to consider moderate viewpoints. Based on these findings, Reich presents seven principles whereby we can reduce or eliminate the toxic influences of extremist rhetoric and selective hearing. These include becoming aware of how emotion affects our judgments, accepting the fact that we live in a diverse society where differing points of view are common, and detecting when extremist rhetoric is designed solely to attack its opponents. If knowledge is power, says Reich, then the best antidote to toxic speech is increased scientific understanding of how our judgments are formed. By making the latest social-science research on this important subject accessible, Radical Distortion takes a crucial first step toward creating a more civil society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, John W.
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF511
LC item number
.R45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emotions
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Radicalism
  • Social psychology
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Emotions
  • Radicalism
  • Social psychology
  • Émotions
  • Attitude (psychologie)
  • Psychologie sociale
  • Radicalisme
  • Attityder
  • Känslor
  • Radikalism
  • Socialpsykologi
Label
Radical distortion : how emotions warp what we hear, John W. Reich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) 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
Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : radical speech/radical hearing : why voices of moderation can't be heard -- Deliberate divisiveness -- The psychology of becoming committed -- Judging and (mis)perceiving the world -- Emotions, attitudes, and judgment processes -- When attitudes and the self get involved -- Other issues, other effects, still the same principles -- The radical hearing diagnostic test -- Our social relations just magnify our biases -- Seven basic principles for restoring our unity -- Can't change or won't change? that is the question -- Chapter notes
Control code
ocn793581744
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781616146580
Lccn
2012018457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021587802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616146580
  • (OCoLC)793581744
Label
Radical distortion : how emotions warp what we hear, John W. Reich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-239) 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
Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : radical speech/radical hearing : why voices of moderation can't be heard -- Deliberate divisiveness -- The psychology of becoming committed -- Judging and (mis)perceiving the world -- Emotions, attitudes, and judgment processes -- When attitudes and the self get involved -- Other issues, other effects, still the same principles -- The radical hearing diagnostic test -- Our social relations just magnify our biases -- Seven basic principles for restoring our unity -- Can't change or won't change? that is the question -- Chapter notes
Control code
ocn793581744
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781616146580
Lccn
2012018457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021587802
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616146580
  • (OCoLC)793581744

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