A Mind of Its Own
How your Brain Distorts and DeceivesBook - 2006
Exposing the mind's deceptions and exploring how the mind defends and glorifies the ego, [the author] illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion. Unbeknownst to us, our brain - vain, emotional, immoral, deluded, pigheaded, secretive, weak-willed, and bigoted - pushes, pulls, twists, and warps our perceptions. Whether it be hindsight bias, wishful thinking, unrealistic optimism, or moral excuse-making, each of us has a slew of mind-bugs and ordinary prejudices that prevent us from seeing the truth about the world, the people around us, and ourselves.-Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 150 F495m 2006
Characteristics: viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm