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Main Title Blink /
Author Gladwell, Malcolm,
Publisher Time Warner AudioBooks, Distributed by Recorded Books
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 57362053
ISBN 1586217194; 9781586217198
Subjects Decision making ; Intuition ; Mental Processes ; Thinking ; Books on CD--(AW3)369480
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  BF448.G53 2005 A/V collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/03/2006
Edition Unabridged.
Collation 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unabridged. Compact discs.
Contents Notes
Utilizing case studies as diverse as speed dating, pop music, and the shooting of Amadou Diallo, Gladwell reveals that what we think of as decisions made in the blink of an eye are much more complicated than assumed. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology, he shows how the difference between good decision-making and bad has nothing to do with how much information we can process quickly, but on the few particular details on which we focus. The statue that didn't look right -- The theory of thin-slicing -- The locked door -- The Warren Harding error -- Paul Van Riper's big victory : creating structure for spontaneity -- Kenna's dilemma : the right-and wrong-way to ask people what they want -- Seven seconds in the Bronx : the delicate art of mind-reading -- Conclusion: listening with your eyes : the lessons of blink.