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Belief by James E. Alcock
Apr 03, 2018 | 638 Pages
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“Whatever you believe you know about belief, you will find surprises in this comprehensive volume. James Alcock deftly dissects the human heart of folly: why so many cling to beliefs that are foolish, self-destructive, and wrong, believing them to be wise, self-protective, and right.”
—Carol Tavris, PhD, coauthor (with Elliot Aronson) of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

“Alcock has written a book that comprehensively considers the concept of belief from all angles, writing in a clear and accessible style throughout. With its emphasis upon the need for critical thinking in evaluating claims, the publication of this book could not be more timely in our so-called ‘post-truth era.’”
—Professor Christopher C French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London

“Beliefs, sometimes true but often mistaken, have been a motivation for refusing medical treatment, for terrorism, for murder, and even for suicide. How do people rationalize these horrors? In his new engaging book, esteemed psychologist James Alcock helps us understand.”
—Elizabeth F. Loftus, PhD, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine and author of Eyewitness Testimony

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