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xviii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Preface : Your real sixth sense
  • Part 1. (Mis)reading minds : An overconfident sense
  • What you can and cannot know about your own mind
  • Part 2. Does it have a mind? : How we dehumanize
  • How we anthropomorphize
  • Part 3. What state is another mind in? : The trouble of getting over yourself
  • The uses and abuses of stereotypes
  • How actions can mislead
  • Part 4. Through the eyes of others : How, and how not, to be a better mind reader
  • Afterword : Being mindwise.
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OB-374-01-04, OB-374-01-04
xxvii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Why. Growing good
  • Velcro for the bad
  • Green brain, red brain
  • How. HEAL yourself
  • Take notice
  • Creating positive experiences
  • Brain building
  • Flowers pulling weeds
  • Good uses
  • 21 jewels.
"SEE THROUGH THE LIES YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Your brain was wired this way when it evolved, primed to learn quickly from bad experiences, but not so much from the good ones. It's an ancient survival mechanism that turned the brain into Velcro for the negative, but Teflon for the positive. Life isn't easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated and stressed, instead of confident, secure and happy. Every day is filled with opportunities to build these strengths inside, but the brain is designed to ignore and waste them. This makes you come down harder on yourself than you do other people, feel inadequate even though you get a hundred things done, and lonely even when support is all around. Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed neuropsychologist and internationally bestselling author, shows us what we can do to override the brain's default programming. Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures that stick to happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build a brain strong enough to withstand its ancient negativity bias, allowing contentment and a powerful sense of well-being to become the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into oases of calm and happiness. We can hardwire in happiness"-- Provided by publisher.
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3. Lying [2013]

105 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Introduction What is A Lie? The Mirror of Honesty Two Types of Lies White Lies Trust Faint Praise Secrets Lies in Extremis Mental Accounting Integrity Big Lies Conclusion Appendix 1: An Interview with Ron A. Howard Appendix 2: Ten Questions from Readers Acknowledgements Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781940051000 20160618
As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption--even murder and genocide--generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies--those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort--for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781940051000 20160618
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