WHY WE’RE WRONG ABOUT NEARLY EVERYTHING

A Theory of Human Misunderstanding

Hardback

$28.00

Order Code: HAC135    ISBN : 9781541618084
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What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? Are crime rates rising or falling? These questions are important, but most of us get the answers wrong.

In this incisive, conversationally written, and often entertaining book, author Bobby Duffy, a leading social researcher, offers a sweeping account of the stubborn problem of human delusion: how society breeds it, why it will never go away, and what our misperceptions say about what we really believe. Showing that misunderstandings stem from much more than just cognitive bias or "fake news," this lively analysis provides eye-opening insights into perception, behavior, social psychology, and more.

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Copyright

2018

Publisher

Basic Books

Pages

296

Grade

10 and up

ISBN

9781541618084