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The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz

Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less
Title
The paradox of choice
Title remainder
why more is less
Statement of responsibility
Barry Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether buying a pair of jeans or applying to college, everyday decisions, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction--but choice overload can make you question your decisions before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for failures. This can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and stress. In this book, social scientist Schwartz explains at what point choice--the hallmark of individual freedom that we so cherish--becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. He offers practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Barry
Dewey number
153.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.S38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
BF 611
NLM item number
S399 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Keuzegedrag
  • Overvloed
  • Entscheidung
  • Entscheidungsfindung
  • Wahlmöglichkeit
  • Elección (Psicología)
  • Toma de decisiones
  • Choice Behavior
  • Decision Making
  • Wahlmöglichkeit
  • Entscheidungsfindung
  • Entscheidung
Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) 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
  • How we choose
  • ch. 3.
  • Deciding and choosing
  • ch. 4.
  • When only the best will do
  • pt. 3.
  • Why we suffer
  • ch. 5.
  • Choice and happiness
  • ch 6.
  • Prologue : The paradox of choice : a road map
  • Missed opportunities
  • ch. 7.
  • "If only" : the problem of regret
  • ch. 8.
  • Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation
  • ch. 9.
  • Why everything suffers from comparison
  • ch. 10.
  • Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression
  • pt. 4.
  • pt. 1.
  • What we can do
  • ch. 11.
  • What to do about choice
  • Notes
  • Index
  • When we choose
  • ch. 1.
  • Let's go shopping
  • ch. 2.
  • New choices
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocm52301582
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780060005696
Lccn
2003053138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060005696
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52301582
  • (OCoLC)52301582
Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) 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
  • How we choose
  • ch. 3.
  • Deciding and choosing
  • ch. 4.
  • When only the best will do
  • pt. 3.
  • Why we suffer
  • ch. 5.
  • Choice and happiness
  • ch 6.
  • Prologue : The paradox of choice : a road map
  • Missed opportunities
  • ch. 7.
  • "If only" : the problem of regret
  • ch. 8.
  • Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation
  • ch. 9.
  • Why everything suffers from comparison
  • ch. 10.
  • Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression
  • pt. 4.
  • pt. 1.
  • What we can do
  • ch. 11.
  • What to do about choice
  • Notes
  • Index
  • When we choose
  • ch. 1.
  • Let's go shopping
  • ch. 2.
  • New choices
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocm52301582
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780060005696
Lccn
2003053138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060005696
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52301582
  • (OCoLC)52301582

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