Sunday, December 30, 2018

On Our Way

Cognitive Biases via Emotions.

Cognitive biases are really underlined by emotions.
Emotions can sway us in many ways toward making
one-sided or erroneous or even false decisions.

Can we really change the way we live today?
The odds are against us without pure, unadulturated motivation.
Often change requires a person to hit “rock bottom”.
We may well be on our way.

               Here are the 24 Cognitive biases

(from my personal research across the years)

Ariely, Dan.  2008   Predictably Irrational.   Harper Collins. N.Y.

Bayne, Tim and Fern├índez.Jordi, editors.  2009.     Delusion and self-deception : affective and motivational influences on belief
 formation.  Psychology Press. New York.

Brafman, Ori and Brafman, Rom.  2008.  Sway: the irresistible pull of irrational behavior.  Doubleday. N.Y.

Brodie, Richard.  1996.  Virus of the Mind.  Hay House. N.Y.

Donaldson-Pressman, Stephanie and Pressman, Robert.  1994.  The Narcissistic Family.  Lexington Books. N.Y.

Gianetti, Eduardo.  1997.  Lies We Live By: The Art of Self-Deception.  Bloomsbury. N.Y.

Goleman, D.  1985. Vital Lies Simple Truths.  

Gruen, Arno.  1988.  The Betrayal of the Self.  Grove Press. N. Y.

Hare, Robert and Babiak, Paul. 2006.  Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work. Harper-Business.

Heffernan, Margaret. 2011.  Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril. Walker.  N.Y.

Heimlich, Janet.  2011.  Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment. Prometheus. N.Y.

Keyes, Ralph. 2004.  The Post-truth Era.  St. Martin’s Press. N.Y.

Khan, M. Masud R.  1974. "The Concept of Cumulative Trauma." .  The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.  Volume 18. Pages 286-306.  International Universities Press.  N. Y.

Kurzban, Robert.   2010.  Why everybody (else) is a hypocrite.   Princeton.

Larsen, Stephen.  2007. The fundamentalist mind : how polarized thinking imperils us all. Trade paperback.  N.Y.

Lasch, C.  1978.  The Culture of Narcissism.  Norton.  N.Y.

LeDoux, Joseph. 1989.  "Cognitive-Emotional Interactions in the Brain."  Development of Emotion-Cognition Relations. Edited by Carroll E. Izard. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hillsdale.

Lockard, Joan S. and Paulhus, Delroy L. Editors.  1988.  Self-Deception: An Adaptive Mechanism.  Prentice Hall.  New Jersey.

Lustig, Robert.  2017.  The Hacking of the American Mind. Avery. N.Y.

Mele, Alfred R.  2001. Self-deception unmasked.  Princeton University Press.  Princeton, N.J.

Paley, Ann-Marie.  1988.  "Growing Up In Chaos: The Dissociative Response."  The American Journal of Psychoanalysis.  V. 48. pp. 72-83.

Rozenblit, Bruce.  2008. Us against them : how tribalism affects the way we think. Kansas City, MO : Transcendent Publications.

Schimmel, Solomon.  2008. The tenacity of unreasonable beliefs : fundamentalism and the fear of truth. Oxford University Press, USA.

Shermer, Michael.  2011.  The Believing Brain.  Times Book.  N.Y.

Spector, Michael.  2009.   Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives.  Penguin.  N.Y.

Sroufe, L. Alan. 1984.  " The Organization of Emotional Development."  In ApproachestoEmotions.  Edited by Scherer, K; Ekman, P.  Lawrence Erlbaum. London.  Pages 109-128.
Tavris, Carol and Aronson, Elliot.  2007.   Mistakes Were Made (but not by me).  Harcourt. N.Y.

Triandis, Harry Charalambos.  2009. Fooling ourselves : self-deception in politics, religion, and terrorism.  Praeger Publishers. Westport, Conn.

Trivers, Robert. 2011. The Folly of Fools. Basic Books.  N.Y.

Twerski, Abraham J.  1997.  Addictive Thinking: understanding self-deception. Hazelden. Center City, MN.

Uday, J.  1987. The Psychological Consequences of Crowding. Sage. London.

Vaillant, George. 1992.  Ego Mechanisms of Defense: A Guide for Clinicans and Researchers. American Psychiatric Pub.

Varki, Ajit and Brower, Danny.  2013.  Denial.  Twelve. N.Y.

Wheelan, Charles.  2002.  Naked Economics.  Norton. N.Y.

Zerubavel, Eviatar.  2006.  The Elephant in the Living Room.  Oxford. London.