The Biased Mind

How Evolution Shaped our Psychology Including Anecdotes and Tips for Making Sound Decisions

  • Jérôme Boutang
  • Michel De Lara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 1-4
  3. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 5-18
  4. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 19-47
  5. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 49-64
  6. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 65-87
  7. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 89-122
  8. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 123-141
  9. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 143-169
  10. Jérôme Boutang, Michel De Lara
    Pages 171-171
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 173-187

About this book

Introduction

Using a wealth of anecdotes, data from academic literature, and original research, this very accessible little book highlights how we all struggle to cope with the maelstrom of choices, influences and experiences that come our way. The authors have slogged through piles of dry research papers to provide many wonderful nuggets of information and surprising insights. For example: Why is an upside-down red triangle such a powerful warning sign on the road? What is the best kind of alibi? What makes the number 7 so special? Why is it better to whisper words of love into the left ear? Will that recent marriage last? Why is it that the French eat snails but not slugs? The reader will discover the amazing tools and shortcuts that millennia of evolution have built into our brains. And this knowledge is power! Knowing more about how the human mind connects the dots helps us understand why decision-making is so tricky. With insights from evolutionary psychology, we become better equipped to understand ourselves and others, and to interact and communicate more effectively.

Keywords

Affect and Self-Help Connect and Relate Daily Choice and Decision Evolutionary Psychology Irrationality of Human-Decision Making Multi Modular Mind Risk Perception Risk Psyschology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jérôme Boutang
    • 1
  • Michel De Lara
    • 2
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16519-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16518-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16519-6
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