Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

You Are Not So Smart : Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and

You Are Not So Smart : Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and - image 1 of 1

About this item

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name.  Whether you’re deciding which smartphone to purchase or which politician to believe, you think you are a rational being whose every decision is based on cool, detached logic. But here’s the truth: You are not so smart. You’re just as deluded as the rest of us—but that’s okay, because being deluded is part of being human. Growing out of David McRaney’s popular blog, You Are Not So Smart reveals that every decision we make, every thought we contemplate, and every emotion we feel comes with a story we tell ourselves to explain them. But often these stories aren’t true. Each short chapter—covering topics such as Learned Helplessness, Selling Out, and the Illusion of Transparency—is like a psychology course with all the boring parts taken out.Bringing together popular science and psychology with humor and wit, You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of our irrational, thoroughly human behavior.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: Humor
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: David McRaney
Language: English
Street Date: November 6, 2012
TCIN: 53758000
UPC: 9781592407361
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-5857
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$13.60
MSRPReg: $16.00 Save $2.40 (15% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.