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The Resource The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane, Matthew Hutson

The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane, Matthew Hutson

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The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane
Title
The 7 laws of magical thinking
Title remainder
how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Hutson
Title variation
Seven laws of magical thinking
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases--misperceptions of the world--and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hard-core skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time--and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings"--
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1978-
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Hutson, Matt
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1621
LC item number
.H88 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Magical thinking
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
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The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane, Matthew Hutson
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1319021
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781594630873
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011026941
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) 1319021
  • (OCoLC)726817980
Label
The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane, Matthew Hutson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1319021
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781594630873
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011026941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1319021
  • (OCoLC)726817980

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