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The Optimism Bias

The Optimism Bias

A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain

by Tali Sharot
Paperback
Publication Date: 12/06/2012
  $38.25

Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life--but why? Turns out, we might be hardwired that way.

In this absorbing exploration, Tali Sharot--one of the most innovative neuroscientists at work today--demonstrates that optimism may be crucial to human existence. The Optimism Bias explores how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails; how the brains of optimists and pessimists differ; why we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy; how emotions strengthen our ability to recollect; how anticipation and dread affect us; how our optimistic illusions affect our financial, professional, and emotional decisions; and more.

Drawing on cutting-edge science, The Optimism Bias provides us with startling new insight into the workings of the brain and the major role that optimism plays in determining how we live our lives.

ISBN:
9780307473516
9780307473516
Category:
Assertiveness
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-06-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
202.44x131.83x20.32mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Tali Sharot

Tali Sharot has a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from New York University. She is currently the director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London.

Her research on optimism, memory and emotion has been featured in leading scholarly journals and media outlets, including Newsweek, the BBC, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Time, New Scientist, Nature, Science, and many others.

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