The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

[Tali Sharot] ð The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life.  In this absorbing exploration, Sharot takes an in-depth, clarifying look at • how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails • how the brains of optimists and pessimists differ • why we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy • how emotions strengthen our ability to recollect • how anticipation and dread affect us&n

The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

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Rating : 4.39 (617 Votes)
Asin : 0307473511
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-10-10
Language : English

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Tali Sharot’s research on optimism, memory, and emotion has been the subject of features in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Time, The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, and The Washington Post, as well as on the BBC. She lives in London.. She has a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from New York University and is cur

I’m optimistic about that.”—Richard Stengel, Time “Once I started reading The Optimism Bias, I could not put it down.”—Louisa Jewell, Positive Psychology News Daily “An intelligently written look into why most people take an optimistic view of life. Even if you’re a dedicated cynic, you might be surprised to learn that your brain is wearing rose-colored glasses, whether you like it or not.”—NPR“What a treat. A must-

Morgen said Five Stars. Great book and great quality!!!. Interesting premise and much potential, but book itself falls flat This book was like a college lecture that starts out with an exciting premise and a great first 15 minutes, but pretty soon starts to get drawn out and tiring. Tali Sharot starts the book by explaining the fascinating Optimism Bias, how the human brain. H. Schneider said Optimism is like red wine. Or vinegar. Nothing in life is as important as when we think about it. This great aphorism is a summary on what is called the `focusing illusion'.The book gives us many more of those. It is an easy read, a popular essay on questions of psychology, involving philos

Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life.  In this absorbing exploration, Sharot takes an in-depth, clarifying look at • how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails • how the brains of optimists and pessimists differ • why we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy • how emotions strengthen our ability to recollect • how anticipation and dread affect us • how our optimistic illusions affect our financial, professional, and emotional decisions With its cutting-edge science and its wide-ranging narrative, The Optimism Bias provides us with startling new insight into the workings of the brain and the major role that optimism plays in determining how we live our lives.. Tali Sharot—one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today—takes this a step further. Optimism, she shows, may in fact be crucial to our existence

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