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Author Winter, Eyal.

Title Feeling Smart : Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think / Eyal Winter.

Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 262 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Preface ; Introduction: What Is Rationality? ; PART I: ON ANGER AND COMMITMENT; 1. What Is the Point of Getting Annoyed? Emotions as a Mechanism for Creating Commitments; 2. Why We Love Those Who Are Cruel to Us: Stockholm Syndrome and the Story of the Nazi Schoolteacher; 3. Emotional Imposters, Empathy, and Uncle Ezra's Poker Face; 4. Game Theory, Emotions, and the Golden Rule of Ethics ; 5. The Prisoner's Dilemma in Repeated Interactions: Do Drawn Knives Increase Cooperation in the World? ; 6. On Decency, Insult, and Revenge: Why Don't Suckers Suffer from Disgust?
PART II: ON TRUST AND GENEROSITY 7. On Stigmas and Games of Trust: Why Did the Bees Commit Suicide? ; 8. Self-Fulfilling Mistrust ; 9. Cultural Differences, Palestinian Generosity, and Ruth's Mysterious Disappearance; 10. Collective Emotions and Uncle Walter's Trauma ; 11. The Handicap Principle, the Ten Commandments, and Other Mechanisms for Ensuring Collective Survival ; 12. Knowing How to Give, Knowing How to Receive: The Full Half of the Cholent ; PART III: ON LOVE AND SEXUALITY ; 13. The Spray That Will Give Us Love: On the Hormone That Creates Trust and Neutralizes Suspicon.
14. On Men, Women, and Evolution: Testing the Myths15. Make Me a Match Made in Heaven: Reproduction and the Mathematics of Romance ; 16. From Cavemen Flutes to Bach Fugues: Why Did Evolution Create Art? ; PART IV: ON OPTIMISM, PESSIMISM, AND GROUP BEHAVIOR; 17. Why Are We So Negative? The Arithmetic of Emotions; 18. On Arrogance and Humility: The Norwegian Professor's Syndrome ; 19. Overconfidence and Risk: The ""It Can't Happen to Me"" Syndrome; 20. The Voice Is Herd: On the Sources of Herd Behavior; 21. Team Spirit: The Paradox of the Generous Bonuses and the Lazy Workers.
PART V: ON RATIONALITY, EMOTIONS, AND GENES22. Irrational Emotions ; 23. Nature or Nurture? What Is the Source of Rational Emotions? ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Index.
Summary Distinguished authors like Daniel Kahneman, Dan Ariely, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb have written much about the flaws in the human brain when it comes time to make a decision. Our intuitions and passions frequently fail us, leading to outcomes we don't want. In this book, Eyal Winter, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wonders: why? If our emotions are so destructive and unreliable, why has evolution left us with them? The answer is that, even though they may not behave in a purely logical manner, our emotions freq.
Subject Decision making.
Emotions and cognition.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
Decision making. (OCoLC)fst00889035
Emotions. (OCoLC)fst00908819
Emotions and cognition. (OCoLC)fst00908858
Reason. (OCoLC)fst01091272
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Winter, Eyal. Regashot ratsyonaliyim. English. Feeling smart. First edition. New York : PublicAffairs, 2014 9781610394901 (DLC) 2014036706 (OCoLC)891001646
ISBN 9781610394918 (electronic bk.)
1610394917 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056045778
DEBSZ 42291858X
NZ1 15868637

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