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Useful delusions : the power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain / Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler.

Vedantam, Shankar, (author.). Mesler, Bill, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 153.4 VEDANTAM 2021 (Text) 0001002437380 Nonfiction New In transit -

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"From the New York Times-bestselling author and host of NPR's Hidden Brain comes a counter- intertuitive, thought-provoking exploration of deception's role in human success. Everyone agrees that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions, host of NPR's Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don't, why some nations and tribes hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of an upside- down world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Deception.
Self-deception.
Truthfulness and falsehood.
Delusions.
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24510. ‡aUseful delusions : ‡bthe power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain / ‡cShankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler.
2463 . ‡aPower and paradox of the self-deceiving brain
250 . ‡aFirst Edition.
263 . ‡a2103.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bW.W. Norton & Company, ‡c2021.
300 . ‡a233 pages ; ‡c24 cm
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 . ‡a"From the New York Times-bestselling author and host of NPR's Hidden Brain comes a counter- intertuitive, thought-provoking exploration of deception's role in human success. Everyone agrees that lies and self-deception can do terrible harm to our lives, to our communities, and to the planet. But in Useful Delusions, host of NPR's Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam argues that, paradoxically, deceiving ourselves and others can also play a vital role in human success and well-being. The lies we tell each other and the lies that we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don't, why some nations and tribes hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of an upside- down world"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
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