Fooling Ourselves (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
276
Utgivningsdatum
2008-12-30
Utmärkelser
Winner of Outstanding Academic Title, 2009 2010 (United States); Winner of The William James Book Award, 2010 (Winner) 2011 (United States)
Förlag
Praeger Publishers Inc
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
236 x 163 x 28 mm
Vikt
568 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISSN
0736-2714
ISBN
9780313364389
Fooling Ourselves (inbunden)

Fooling Ourselves

Self-Deception in Politics, Religion, and Terrorism

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Self-deception occurs because we often see the world the way we would like it to be, rather than the way it is. Our brains so long for things the way we want them, we might not even be aware we are fooling ourselves, explains author Harry Triandis, a widely known Professor Emeritus of Psychology. Across cultures and around the world, self-deception is a phenomenon that has subtle and profound effects on everyday life, explains Triandis, also former president of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology. In this work, he not only explains how and why self-deceptions occur in three areas - politics, religion, and terrorism - but also how to recognize and reduce the frequency of fooling ourselves. Insights here include consideration of personal and societal self-deceptions, as well as extensive understanding of how politics, ideologies, and religions can frame reality for each of us in such a way that it is, in our minds, warped so the stage is well-set for self-deception. This text will be of special interest to general readers drawn to politics and religion, as well as scholars of psychology, anthropology, and sociology.
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"After first seeking to demonstrate the widespread nature of self-deception and its harmful effects on well-being, he discusses cultural similarities and differences of individualist and collective self-deception, the ways that self-deception leads to poor information processing in politics, the self- deception of religion and the paradoxical human need for spirituality, the kinds of self- deception among terrorists, and means to decrease self-deception." - Reference & Research Book News "A respected, internationally known expert on cross-cultural issues in psychology, Triandis (emer., Univ. of Illinois) offers here what is perhaps his most important piece of work. . . . Required reading for all concerned citizens. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice

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Harry C. Triandis is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Illinois and a Fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association. His awards include APA's Distinguished International Psychologist of the Year, Distinguished Lecturer of the Year, and the award for Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology. He also earned the American Psychological Society's prestigious James M. Cattell Award. Triandis is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He also served as a Distinguished Fulbright Professor and as President for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He has authored seven books, including Culture and Social Behavior, and edited the six-volume Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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PREFACE 1. HOW CAN WE AVOID FOOLING OURSELVES 2. INFORMATION PROCESSING 3. FOOLING OURSELVES ACROSS CULTURES 4. FOOLING OURSELVES IN POLITICS 5. FOOLING OURSELVES IN RELIGION 6. FOOLING OURSELVES IN TERRORISM 7. WHAT CAN WE DO? REFERENCES