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An edition of The 7 laws of magical thinking (2012)

The 7 laws of magical thinking

how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane

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An edition of The 7 laws of magical thinking (2012)

The 7 laws of magical thinking

how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane

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"Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases--misperceptions of the world--and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hard-core skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time--and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings"--

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Seven laws of magical thinking

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
153.4
Library of Congress
BF1621 .H88 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24906885M
Internet Archive
7lawsofmagicalth0000huts_e7n8
ISBN 13
9781594630873
LCCN
2011026941

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