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The Resource Belief : what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling, James E. Alcock

Belief : what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling, James E. Alcock

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Belief : what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling
Title
Belief
Title remainder
what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling
Statement of responsibility
James E. Alcock
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An expert on the psychology of belief examines how our thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, respond not to the world as it actually is but to the world as we believe it to be. This book explores the psychology of belief - how beliefs are formed, how they are influenced both by internal factors, such as perception, memory, reason, emotion, and prior beliefs, as well as external factors, such as experience, identification with a group, social pressure, and manipulation. It also reveals how vulnerable beliefs are to error, and how they can be held with great confidence even when factually false. The author, a social psychologist who specializes in the psychology of belief, elucidates how the brain and nervous system function to create the perceptions, memories, and emotions that shape belief. He explains how and why distorted perceptions, false memories, and inappropriate emotional reactions that sometimes lead us to embrace false beliefs are natural products of mental functioning. He also shows why it is so difficult to change our beliefs when they collide with contradictions. Covering a wide range -- from self-perception and the perceived validity of everyday experience to paranormal, religious, and even fatal beliefs--the book demonstrates how crucial beliefs are to molding our experience and why they have such a powerful hold on our behavior"--
  • "An expert on the psychology of belief examines how our thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, respond not to the world as it actually is but to the world as we believe it to be"--
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Alcock, James E
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF773
LC item number
.A43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Belief and doubt
  • Psychology
  • Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Belief and doubt
  • Belief and doubt
  • Glaube
  • Motivation
  • Psychologie
  • Sinne
Label
Belief : what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling, James E. Alcock
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-608) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I: The Power of Belief -- Part II: The Belief Engine -- Part III: Belief Stability and Change -- Part IV: Knowing Ourselves -- Part V: Belief in a World Beyond -- Part VI: Vetting Belief
  • Belief to Die For -- When Seeing Is Believing -- Believing What We Remember -- Believing What We Learn and Feel -- Thinking and Believing -- In the Garden of Belief -- Preserving the Roses -- Tending and Tilling -- Credulity and Deceit -- Beliefs about Ourselves -- Not Quite in Our Right Minds -- Belief and Well-Being -- Belief and Healing -- Folk Remedies and Alternative Medicine -- Magic and Superstition -- The God Engine -- Things That Go Bump in the Night -- Illusory Experience -- A Caboodle of Strange Beliefs -- A Firewall to Folly
Control code
993646174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781633884038
Lccn
2017054056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028084401
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993646174
Label
Belief : what it means to believe and why our convictions are so compelling, James E. Alcock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-608) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I: The Power of Belief -- Part II: The Belief Engine -- Part III: Belief Stability and Change -- Part IV: Knowing Ourselves -- Part V: Belief in a World Beyond -- Part VI: Vetting Belief
  • Belief to Die For -- When Seeing Is Believing -- Believing What We Remember -- Believing What We Learn and Feel -- Thinking and Believing -- In the Garden of Belief -- Preserving the Roses -- Tending and Tilling -- Credulity and Deceit -- Beliefs about Ourselves -- Not Quite in Our Right Minds -- Belief and Well-Being -- Belief and Healing -- Folk Remedies and Alternative Medicine -- Magic and Superstition -- The God Engine -- Things That Go Bump in the Night -- Illusory Experience -- A Caboodle of Strange Beliefs -- A Firewall to Folly
Control code
993646174
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9781633884038
Lccn
2017054056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028084401
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993646174

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