The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain

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9780452295469: The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain

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a"The Science of Fear" elegantly weaves academic research and everyday experience, exposing the secrets of emotion and reason, and the essential roles they play on our lives. An excellent book.a
--Dan Ariely, author of "New York Times" bestseller "Predictably Irrational"
aWhere writers such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Francis Wheen have been content largely to enumerate the errors of less rational men and women, Dan Gardner has collated part of what we need to diagnose the problem. If skeptics spent less time moaning about the propensity of their fellows to believe what they want to believe and more time asking why they do so, there might not be such a crisis of reason in the West today.a
--"The Independent"
aTerrific. Exceptionally gooda] Has the clarity of Malcolm Gladwell.a
--"Evening Standard"
aExcellenta]. analyses everything from the mediaas predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians pushing a particular agendaa]. Gardner never falls into the trap of becoming frustrated and embittered by the waste and needless worry that he is documenting. A personal anecdote about an unwise foray into a Nigerian slum in search of a stolen wallet disposes of the idea that the author is immune to the foibles he describes. What could easily have been a catalogue of misgovernance and stupidity instead becomes a cheery corrective to modern paranoia.a
--"The Economist"
aThose of us who spend our careers in research hope that someone like Daniel Gardner will come along and bring our findings to the world in an engaging and scientifically accurate way. Thank you, Dan! Some books can change the world. This onemight.a
--Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, past President of The Society for Risk Analysis
aFear needs a science and Daniel Gardner offers a fast-paced tour of what the most interesting researchers have revealed. The number of things that you don't need to be afraid of is encouraging, but finding out why we still do fear them anyway is fascinating. Essential reading for anyone interested in the social mistakes we make everyday--and how to fix them.a
--Tyler Cowen, author of "Discover Your Inner Economist"
aAn invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly.a
--"The Guardian" aElegantly summarises the results of psychological research a] Gardner is forensic in his dissection of bogus claims in advertising and politics, just as he is lucid about the science explaining why they work.a
--"The Observer"
aA fascinating insight into the peculiar and devastating nature of human fear, while training the reader to be ever wary of misleading media announcements.a
--"The Telegraph"

aExcellenta]analyses everything from the mediaas predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politiciansa] [A] cheery corrective to modern paranoia.a
a"The Economist"

"Excellent...analyses everything from the media''s predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians... [A] cheery corrective to modern paranoia."
-"The Economist"
"Excellent...analyses everything from the media's predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians... [A] cheery corrective to modern paranoia."
-"The Economist"

An excellent work... a cheery corrective to modern paranoia. The Economist
An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly. The Guardian

An entertaining, often jolting account of why trivial risks terrify us, even as we engage in wildly dangerous activities with hardly a qualm. Kirkus (starred review)

Gardner s vivid, direct style, backed up by clear examples and solid data from science and psychology, brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to an emotional topic. Publisher's Weekly
Elegantly weaves academic research and everyday experience, exposing the secrets of emotion and reason, and the essential roles they play on our lives. An excellent book. Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational

Essential reading for anyone interested in the social mistakes we make every day and how to fix them. Tyler Cowen, author of Discover Your Inner Economist
Those of us who spend our careers in research hope that someone like Daniel Gardner will come along and bring our findings to the world in an engaging and scientifically accurate way. Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
Compelling... By showing how to read statistics properly and engage the head over gut instinct, Gardner aims to get us thinking more carefully about how we run our lives and make it harder for politicians, the media and advertisers to lead us astray. The New Scientist
Terrific... As a writer, he's exceptionally good he has the clarity of Malcolm Gladwell.... He takes you through a maze of difficult academic work, and makes it seem simple. The Evening Standard
A fascinating insight into the peculiar and devastating nature of human fear, while training the reader to be ever wary of misleading media announcements. The Daily Telegraph
Elegantly summarizes the results of psychological research... His chapters on the risk of being a victim of crime or terrorism provoke a peculiar mix of comfort and despair. It is heartening that the danger is slight; it's unsettling how skewed our political system and consumer culture are towards convincing us of the opposite. The Observer"

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An invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly (The Guardian)from the New York Timesbestselling author of Superforecasting and Future Babble

From terror attacks to collapsing economies, from painkiller epidemics to mass gun violence and poisonous toys from China, our list of fears seems to be exploding. Yet we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Why are we so worried?
The Science of Fear is an introduction to the new brain science of risk, dissecting the fears that misguide and manipulate us every day. Award-winning journalist Dan Gardner demonstrates how irrational fear springs from the ways humans miscalculate risks based on our hunter-gatherer brains. With the exclusive cooperation of risk-science pioneer Paul Slovic and other leading experts, Gardner reveals how our "gut" reactions lead us astray. Understanding our irrational fears frees us from political and corporate manipulation, and makes our choices better. Ultimately, The Science of Fear will make you brave.
Excellent... Analyzes everything from the media s predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians [A] cheery corrective to modern paranoia. The Economist
An entertaining, often jolting account of why trivial risks terrify us, even as we engage in wildly dangerous activities with hardly a qualm. Kirkus (starred review)
Elegantly weaves academic research and everyday experience, exposing the secrets of emotion and reason, and the essential roles they play on our lives. An excellent book. Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational"

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