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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 ...more
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Published January 1st 2015 by Gildan Media Corporation (first published December 30th 2014)
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Rita Arens
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Some contradictions to the other books I've read on emotions, but the more I learn about current neuroscience, the more questions I have about what exactly it is that makes us human. This book contributed to that. Good read.
Sienna
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Really enjoyed this book. More of a review when I have more time...
Jennifer
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Not what I expected. It was a little repetitive on how people use emotions in their day-to-day life.
John
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Controlling emotions, especially anger, is not easy. It requires analysis, memory, intuition, & skill, but it does pay off.

Major elements of personalities are determined in the 1st 10 years after birth of our lives, increasing # of studies are revealing that our personalities are fashioned even earlier than that-but in the 1st 9 months preceding it.

Job applicants may 1 day be asked to provide saliva samples along with their resumes. Home renters could similarly ask potential tenants for
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Andre
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good:
* Contains interesting facts and studies, which actually changed my mind. I thought that being angry is almost completely useless in the modern world, but this book managed to convince me otherwise.

Bad:
* The narrative is difficult to read.
Rébecca Mathieu
Jul 20, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting foray into the why/how of our emotions. A tad too much economical examples for my taste, but otherwise a very good in explaining how emotions are essential to our life, and not just logic.
Emmanuelle Ide
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very insightful and interesting book on the importance of emotions and where they come from ! I truly loved reading and learning from Eyal Winter
Charity U
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing look at emotions from a logical perspective. Very interesting and educational!
Gail Park
Not what I expected. A little too cerebral for me.
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