You Are Not So Smart was the second book of 2016, which I enjoyed.

You Are Not So Smart seeks to demonstrate that each of us, humans, attempts to make rational and detached decisions.  However, it further explains why these rational and detached decisions, aren’t actually that, in most cases.  The author continues to explain the intricacies of each area of things that humans believe then explains how the contrary is true.The most interesting things I found in this book were Learned Helplessness, in which the author explains why, as an example, people are less likely to assist other people if they are in a group as compared to if they are the only individual able to render assistance;

The most interesting things I found in You Are Not So Smart was Learned Helplessness, in which the author explains why, as an example, people are less likely to assist other people if they are in a group as compared to if they are the only individual able to render assistance.  Unfortunately, I have had numerous real world experiences that are consistent with this phenomenon.  Another great item discussed is the Illusion of Transparency… you’ll need to enjoy You Are Not So Smart for yourself to get this nugget!

You Are Not So Smart

 
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