The Psychology of Stupidity

Category: Book
Edited By: Marmion, Jean-Francois
Translated By: Schillinger, Liesl
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
  PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.97in x 5.00in x 0.97in
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From The Publisher*"We need books like this one." --Steven Pinker

At last, stupidity explained! And by some of the world's smartest people, among them Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, Alison Gopnik, Howard Gardner, Antonio Damasio, Aaron James, and Ryan Holiday.

And so I proclaim, o idiots of every stripe and morons of all kinds, this is your moment of glory: this book speaks only to you. But you will not recognize yourselves...

Stupidity is all around us, from the coworker who won't stop hitting "reply all" to the former high school classmate posting conspiracy theories on Facebook. But in order to vanquish it, we must first understand it. In The Psychology of Stupidity, some of the world's leading psychologists and thinkers--including a Nobel Prize winner and bestselling authors--will show you...

    why smart people sometimes believe in utter nonsense;
    how our lazy brains cause us to make the wrong decisions;
    why trying to debate fools is a trap;
    how media manipulation and Internet overstimulation make us dumber;
    why the stupidest people don't think they're stupid.

The wisdom and wit of these experts are a balm for our aggrieved souls and a beacon of hope in a world of morons.
Review Quote*"Are people getting dumber, or does it just look that way? . . . A smart collection." ―Kirkus Reviews

"A comprehensive and witty inquiry into human folly in its myriad forms . . . [with a] wealth of insights . . . Urgent and transformative, this compendium will leave readers equally amused, appalled, and enlightened." ―Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteJean-Francois Marmion (editor) is a psychologist, an associate editor of the French journal Sciences Humaines (Social Sciences), and a former editor-in-chief of the French magazine Le Cercle Psy (Psychological Circle). He lives in France, where The Psychology of Stupidity was a #1 bestseller.