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New Psychology books in duPont
Call Number: BF575.I46 L49 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
From the Book "So while neuroscientists and psychologists may dismiss free will as an illusion, it is an illusion individuals and society could never liver without... It seems to us that we have conscious will. That we are free agents. That we cause our actions and should take responsibility for what we say and do. And that everyone else should do the same. 'Although it is sobering and ultimately accurate to call all this an illusion,' says Daniel Wegner, 'it is a mistake to conclude that the illusory is trivial.Æ This should not, however, blind us to the fact that-as impulses help demonstrate-the mind does not run the brain. The brain runs itself. The mind is part of the running.ö Book jacket.
Call Number: BF448 .G49 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-26
You may not realize it but simple, irrelevant factors can have profound consequences on your decisions and behavior, often diverting you from your original plans and desires. 'Sidetracked' will help you identify and avoid these influences so the decisions you make 'do' stick--and you finally reach your intended goals.Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision making collide with the results of our choices in real life. In this book she explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances--from our roles as consumers and employees (what we buy, how we manage others) to the choices that we make more broadly as human beings (who we date, how we deal with friendships). From Gino's research,we see when a mismatch is most likely to occur between what we 'want' and what we end up doing. What factors are likely to sway our decisions in directions we did not initially consider? And what can we do to correct for the subtle influences that derail our decisions? The answers to these and similar questions will help you negotiate similar factors when faced with them in the real world.For fans of Dan Ariely and Daniel Kahneman, this book will help you better understand the nuances of your decisions and how they get derailed--so you have more over keeping them on track.
Call Number: BF789.S8 M6713 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
A fascinating and highly-illustrated history of one of the most universal cultural phenomena. Javier Moscoso provides a unique and accessible examination of the formation and transformation of pain, as both a scientific and as a cultural object in modern and contemporary Western societies.