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The optimism bias : a tour of the irrationally positive brain, Tali Sharot

Label
The optimism bias : a tour of the irrationally positive brain
Title
The optimism bias
Title remainder
a tour of the irrationally positive brain
Statement of responsibility
Tali Sharot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharot, Tali
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360
LC item number
.S466 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neuropsychology
  • Optimism
Label
The optimism bias : a tour of the irrationally positive brain, Tali Sharot
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223096461596
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
Contents
Prologue: a glass forever half full? -- Which way is up?: illusions of the human brain -- Are animals stuck in time?: the evolution of prospection -- Is optimism a self-fulfilling prophecy?: how the mind transforms predictions into reality -- What do Barak Obama and Shirley Temple have in common?: when private optimism meets public despair -- Can you predict what will make you happy?: The unexpected ingredient for well-being -- Crocuses popping up through the snow?: when things go wrong: depression, interpretation, and genes -- Why is Friday better than Sunday?: the value of anticipation and the cost of dread -- Why do things seem better after we choose them?: the mind's journey from expectation to choice and back -- Are memories of 9/11 as accurate as they seem?: how emotion changes our past -- Why is being a cancer survivor better than winning the tour de France?: how the brain turns lead into gold -- A dark side to optimism?: from World War II to the credit crunch, underestimating risk is like drinking red wine -- Epilogue: a beautiful mademoiselle or a sad old lady?: from prediction to perception to action
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780307378484
Lccn
2010039692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 667609433
  • (OCoLC)667609433
Label
The optimism bias : a tour of the irrationally positive brain, Tali Sharot
Publication
Bar code
31223096461596
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
Contents
Prologue: a glass forever half full? -- Which way is up?: illusions of the human brain -- Are animals stuck in time?: the evolution of prospection -- Is optimism a self-fulfilling prophecy?: how the mind transforms predictions into reality -- What do Barak Obama and Shirley Temple have in common?: when private optimism meets public despair -- Can you predict what will make you happy?: The unexpected ingredient for well-being -- Crocuses popping up through the snow?: when things go wrong: depression, interpretation, and genes -- Why is Friday better than Sunday?: the value of anticipation and the cost of dread -- Why do things seem better after we choose them?: the mind's journey from expectation to choice and back -- Are memories of 9/11 as accurate as they seem?: how emotion changes our past -- Why is being a cancer survivor better than winning the tour de France?: how the brain turns lead into gold -- A dark side to optimism?: from World War II to the credit crunch, underestimating risk is like drinking red wine -- Epilogue: a beautiful mademoiselle or a sad old lady?: from prediction to perception to action
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 245 p.
Isbn
9780307378484
Lccn
2010039692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 667609433
  • (OCoLC)667609433

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