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The Resource Why smart women make bad decisions : and how critical thinking can protect them, Annie McCubbin

Why smart women make bad decisions : and how critical thinking can protect them, Annie McCubbin

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Why smart women make bad decisions : and how critical thinking can protect them
Title
Why smart women make bad decisions
Title remainder
and how critical thinking can protect them
Statement of responsibility
Annie McCubbin
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Language
eng
Summary
In Why Smart Women Make Bad Decisions, our protagonist Kat is learning that the philosophy of 'Believe in yourself and Magic will happen' will not deliver her a better life. Her story, which recounts her hapless attempts to navigate scenarios disturbingly familiar to many readers, is presented with a companion account of the cognitive quirks that drive her faulty thinking and behaviour. This is neuroscience explained through the lens of a modern comedy; the buggy brain stripped bare in a laugh out loud takedown of magical thinking and the goofy, delusional selfactualisation movement. Kat discovers that the simplistic advice to honour your intuition is not all it's cracked up to be. Despite practising Gratitude and Acceptance, she is still failing to lose the 2.35 kilos that preoccupy her. Despite her Positive Thinking, her performance review leaves her limp with despair, and despite her assiduous application to making affirmations, her philandering Hipster Boyfriend leaves her (taking with him the remote control). In the companion explanation to each chapter, readers will discover what drives people to behave in blindly optimistic and selfdestructive ways. If only they could apply the critical thinking that our narrator suggests, smart women would indeed stop making bad decisions. It becomes clear to Kat, and in turn the reader, that positive thinking, meditation and magical thinking will not turn her life around. Instead, women should apply the narrator's advice and change the inherent cognitive flaws that run, and often ruin, their lives
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McCubbin, Annie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Decision making
  • Decision making
  • Women
Target audience
adult
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Why smart women make bad decisions : and how critical thinking can protect them, Annie McCubbin
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Publication
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780648980445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Why smart women make bad decisions : and how critical thinking can protect them, Annie McCubbin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 219 pages
Isbn
9780648980445
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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