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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
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,
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"--
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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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