Impulse

Impulse

by David Lewis

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Overview

Impulse explores what people do despite knowing better, along with snap decisions that occasionally enrich their lives. This eye-opening account looks at two kinds of thinking--one slow and reflective, the other fast but prone to error--and shows how our mental tracks switch from the first to the second, leading to impulsive behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674729919
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Impulse That Saved My Life 2. Impulses and Your Zombie Brain 3. Inside the Impulsive Brain 4. The Teenage Brain – A Work in Progress 5. Impulse and the Senses 6. The Power of the Visual 7. Impulses and the Risk-Taking Personality 8. The Love Impulse – ‘It Only Takes a Moment’ 9. The Overeating Impulse – Digging Our Graves with Our Teeth 10. The Buying Impulse – The How and Why of What We Buy 11. The Imitation Impulse – ‘A Beautiful Place to Die’ 12. Deplete Us Not Into Temptation Afterword: Free Will Is a Grand Illusion Notes and References Bibliography Index

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