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Mindwise

Un libro in lingua di Nicholas Epley edito da Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2014

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From one of our leading social psychologists, an illuminating exploration of how the brain allows us to perceive and understand what other people are thinking-and the crucial limitations of this ability.

Humans are born mind readers. Our extraordinary ability to interpret the emotions, thoughts, and intentions of others is the basis of every personal and professional relationship we have-but this social intelligence is far from perfect. Now, in this fascinating study, Nicholas Epley introduces us to the latest research into the strengths and foibles of our social minds. He describes some of the common mistakes our minds make: how the socially active brain can go into overdrive and perceive "mind" in inanimate objects; how egocentrism can cause us to attribute our own beliefs to others, or leads us to believe that we are the center of attention; or that our embarrassing blunders are noticed by others who, in fact, are paying no attention to us at all. But he also suggests ways in which we can get past these errors, improve our social intelligence, and find the wisdom to better relate to our spouses, children, and colleagues-which, in turn, can lead us to a deeper understand of others, and of ourselves.

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