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Author Gosling, Sam.

Title Snoop : what your stuff says about you / Sam Gosling.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  155.91 G693s 2008    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  155.91 Gos    ---  Available
Description 263 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Indexed In: Bklst 06/01/2008
LJ 05/15/2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index.
Summary A provocative look at how our private spaces--from boardroom to bedroom--reveal our personalities. For ten years psychologist Sam Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected--and unplanned--ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it others, and interpret the world around us. When it comes to the most essential components of our personalities--from friendliness to flexibility--the things we own and the way we arrange them often say more about us than even our most intimate conversations. If you know what to look for, you can figure out how reliable a new boyfriend is by peeking into his medicine cabinet, or whether an employee is committed to her job by analyzing her cubicle.--From publisher description.
Contents The arrival of the mystery box -- Less than zero acquaintance -- OCEAN's five -- Getting to know you -- Belgian sleuths and Scandinavian seabirds -- Jumpers, bumpers, groovers, and shakers -- Space doctoring -- In defense of stereotypes -- When good judgments go bad -- Like a super snooper -- An office and a gentleman -- Bringing it home.
Subject Social perception.
Personal belongings -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 9780465027811 (alk. paper)
0465027814 (alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 12125115
AU@ 000042538840

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