The Psychology of Stupidity

The Psychology of Stupidity

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We need books like this one. --Steven Pinker

At last, stupidity explained And by some of the world's smartest people, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James, and Ryan Holiday.

And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves...

Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting reply all to the former high school classmate posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to vanquish it, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers--including a Nobel Prize winner and bestselling authors--will show you...

- why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense;
- how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions;
- why trying to debate fools is a trap;
- how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation make us dumber;
- why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid.

The wisdom and wit of these experts are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons.

Author: Jean-Francois Marmion
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 10/06/2020
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 6.90h x 5.00w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780143134992

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 10/15/2020 pg. 2
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020
Publishers Weekly 08/31/2020

About the Author
Jean-Francois Marmion (editor) is a psychologist, an associate editor of the French journal Sciences Humaines (Social Sciences), and a former editor-in-chief of the French magazine Le Cercle Psy (Psychological Circle). He lives in France, where The Psychology of Stupidity was a #1 bestseller.