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DeSteno, David
Out of character : surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us / David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo
Alternate Title Surprising truths about the liar, cheat, sinner (and saint) lurking in all of us
1st ed
New York : Crown Archetype, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  BF818 .D43 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Character
Conduct of life -- Psychological aspects
Physical Description 259 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-248) and index
Contents Saints and sinners: the mental battle that defines our character -- Hypocrisy vs. morality: why no one should throw stones -- Soul mate or playmate?: what makes Mr. or Ms. Right go wrong -- From pride to hubris: the deadliest of the seven sins? -- Compassionate or cruel?: looking into the mirror of the human soul -- Fairness and trust: the surprising elasticity of the golden rule -- Playing it safe vs. taking a gamble: risk, reward, and ruin -- Tolerance vs. bigotry: why sometimes we just can't help hating "them" -- True colors?: understanding and managing the spectrum of character
Summary A discussion of the unconscious psychological forces that cause people to become susceptible to negative behaviors explains how undesirable character traits and a tendency toward unhealthy vices can be overcome
Alternate Author Valdesolo, Piercarlo

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