The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain (Paperback)

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    Daniel Gardner is a columnist and senior writer for The Ottawa Citizen. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including Amnesty InternationalA’s Media Award and the Michener Award.
    A timely and entertaining psychological look at why we're afraid and what to do about it

    From terror attacks to bursting real estate bubbles, from crystal meth epidemics to online sexual predators 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 Daniel 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, and our lives braver.

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    ISBN 9780452295469
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
    Format Paperback
    Pages 351
    Publisher Date 2009-06-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Plume
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gardner, Daniel
    Country of Origin United States
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