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The #1 International bestseller 'We need books like this one' Steven Pinker And so I proclaim, o idiots and every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognise yourselves... Stupidity is all around is, from the coworkers who won't stop hitting 'reply all' to the former school friends posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to battle idiocy, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers - including Nobel Prize winners will show you... why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsensehow our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisionswhy trying to debate fools is a traphow media manipulation and Internet overstimulation makes us dumberwhy the stupidest people don't think they're stupid Their wisdom and wit are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons

 

Details

ISBN: 9781529053838
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Publication Date: 1 Oct 2020
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 21.6(H) x 13.5(L) x 3(W)
Weight (gm): 386

 

Reviews

We need books like this one -- Steven Pinker
I was totally hooked. Everybody loves it. -- La Grande Librairie
A very clever book. -- Le Canard Enchaine
Can you study stupidity? The answer is a resounding YES. -- Le Quotidien
Entertaining and instructive. -- France Inter
Clear and accessible to everyone -- Lire
A comprehensive and witty inquiry into human folly in its myriad forms . . . [with a] wealth of insights . . . Urgent and transformative, this compendium will leave readers equally amused, appalled, and enlightened. -- Publishers Weekly
Are people getting dumber, or does it just look that way? . . . A smart collection. -- Kirkus Reviews
Remarkably comprehensive and accessible . . . The book has an easygoing, colloquial feel to it. . . . An illuminating look at a subject that is more complex than it might appear to be. * Booklist *
Fascinating . . . From morons to idiots to *ssholes?they're all here. -- News24, South Africa
A blunt and sometimes hilarious examination of human error. -- Business Day, South Africa

 

Author Biography

Jean-Francois Marmion (editor) is a psychologist and scientific journalist and the editor-in-chief of the French magazine Le Cercle Psy.
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