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003    OCoLC 
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010      2021006890 
020    9781250271624|q(hardcover) 
020    1250271622|q(hardcover) 
020    9781250280152|q(international, sold outside the U.S., 
       subject to rights availability) 
020    125028015X|q(international, sold outside the U.S., subject
       to rights availability) 
035    (OCoLC)1184236287 
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042    pcc 
049    CKEA 
050 00 BF441|b.P486 2021 
082 00 153.4/2|223 
100 1  Petrocelli, John V.,|eauthor. 
245 14 The life-changing science of detecting bullshit /|cJohn V.
250    First Edition. 
264  1 New York :|bSt. Martin's Press,|c2021. 
264  4 |c©2021 
300    x, 322 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Introduction: What is bullshit? -- Costs of bullshit: wine,
       bullshit markups, and the Myers-Briggs -- Bullibility: 
       Bernard and his bullible gang -- When and why people 
       bullshit: learning the conditions and spotting the signs -
       - Bullshit artists: Douglas, Donald, and Deepak -- 
       Bullshit detection wheelhouse:TED talks and fifteen 
       minutes of bullshit -- Expert bullshit detectors: used 
       cars, diamonds, and real estate -- Conclusion: Life 
       without bullshit: better detection, better disposal, 
       better decisions. 
520    "Expanding upon his viral TEDx Talk, psychology professor 
       and social scientist John V. Petrocelli reveals the 
       critical thinking habits you can develop to recognize and 
       combat pervasive false information that harms society in 
       The Life-Changing Science of Detecting Bullshit. Bullshit 
       is the foundation of contaminated thinking and bad 
       decisions leading to health consequences, financial losses,
       legal consequences, broken relationships, and wasted time 
       and resources. No matter how smart we believe ourselves to
       be, we're all susceptible to bullshit-and we all engage in
       it. While we may brush it off as harmless marketing sales 
       speak or as humorous, embellished claims, it's actually 
       much more dangerous and insidious. It's how Bernie Madoff 
       successfully swindled billions of dollars from even the 
       most experienced financial experts with his Ponzi scheme. 
       It's how the protocols of Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward 
       resulted in the deaths of 36 million people from 
       starvation. Presented as truths by authority figures and 
       credentialed experts, bullshit appears legitimate, and we 
       accept their words as gospel. If we don't question the 
       information we receive from bullshit artists to prove 
       their thoughts and theories, we allow these falsehoods to 
       take root in our memories and beliefs. This faulty data 
       affects our decision making capabilities, sometimes 
       resulting in regrettable life choices. But with a little 
       dose of skepticism and a commitment to truth seeking, you 
       can build your critical thinking and scientific reasoning 
       skills to evaluate information, separate fact from fiction,
       and see through bullshitter spin. In The Life-Changing 
       Science of Detecting Bullshit, experimental social 
       psychologist John V. Petrocelli provides invaluable 
       strategies not only to recognize and protect yourself from
       everyday bullshit, but to accept your own lack of 
       knowledge about subjects and avoid in engaging in bullshit
       just for societal conformity. With real world examples 
       from people versed in bullshit who work in the used car, 
       real estate, wine, and diamond industries, Petrocelli 
       exposes the red-flag warning signs found in the anecdotal 
       stories, emotional language, and buzzwords used by 
       bullshitters that persuade our decisions. By using his 
       critical thinking defensive tactics against those 
       motivated by profit, we will also learn how to stop the 
       toxic misinformation spread from the social media 
       influencers, fake news, and op-eds that permeate our 
       culture and call out bullshit whenever we see it"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Critical thinking. 
650  0 Reasoning. 
650  0 Decision making. 
650  7 PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Critical thinking.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00883692 
650  7 Decision making.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00889035 
650  7 Reasoning.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01091282 
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