Langer offers the reader the essence of her 15 years of research in social psychology. She demonstrates the grave and pervasive consequences of mindlessness and the startling benefits of mindfulness.
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Ellen Langer Ph.D. , Professor of Psychology at Harvard University,. is the author The Psychology of Control, Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming an Artist and Counterclockwise. Here work has been translated into a dozen languages.She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous awards including the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest of the American Psychological Association..
Stretches our minds in startling new directions.”
Ellen Langer has succeeded in writing a book that, in one bite, manages to be scientifically interesting, immensely practical, and dramatically absorbing. It is about the mindsets that lead human beings even the smartest of them to become stupid and mindless.' Its power as drama in demonstrating that mindlessness leads not only to the banality of dullness, but to a giving up of life itself. In a series of fascinating research studies, Dr. Langer demonstrates that the young can be made more creative, the man in charge made more effective, and the elderly kept from giving in to and dying of their age.”
Jerome Bruner, author of Actual Minds, Possible Worlds
One simply can't finish this book and not see the world in the same way.”
Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
"A provocative, engaging essay on the relation between our mindstates and our actions, by an astute and irrepressible social scientist who obviously enjoys playing with bold ideas."
Jerome Kagan, Harvard University
A landmark work of social psychology.”
"Langer. . . .has shown us the power of mindfulness."
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Description du livre Addison-Wesley, 1989. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110201095025