Black and White Thinking

ISBN: 9781787630635 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Kevin Dutton Editură: Transworld Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 400 Stoc: În stoc

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'Fascinating, important and entirely convincing.' PHILIP PULLMAN


'Kevin Dutton is a Special Forces style psychologist. Daring. Original. All-action. No nonsense.' SIR RANNULPH FIENNES

Black and White Thinking is an alarm call. Amidst a rising tide of religious intolerance and political extremism, it argues that by understanding the evolutionary programming of our binary brains we can overcome it, make sense of the world and in future make much subtler - and far better - decisions.

It is human instinct to sort and categorise. We are hardwired to discriminate and frame everything in binary black and white. It's how our brains work. Migrant or refugee? Muslim or Christian? Them or us? Rather than reaching out to those who are different, we bond with those who are similar to ourselves. Rather than challenging our own thinking about the world, we endeavour only to confirm what we believe.

The result is that the difference between polarised beliefs becomes ever greater. Dangerous possibilities arise. The Alt Right. ISIS. Brexit. Trump. Through persistent binary thinking, our capacity for rational and nuanced thought - seeing the grey, rather than merely black and white - begins to erode.

In this urgent and timely book, Dr Kevin Dutton tells us what we can do about it.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Psihologia dezvoltarii
Autor
Kevin Dutton
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Transworld
Inaltime
23.4
Latime
15.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
400
Bic
JMRN
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