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Alter, Adam L., 1980-
Drunk tank pink : and other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave / Adam Alter
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : The Penguin Press, [2013]
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 3rd Floor  BF636 .A48 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Psychology, Applied
Environmental psychology
Human behavior
Physical Description 261 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-249) and index
Contents Names -- Labels -- Symbols -- The mere presence of other people -- The characteristics of other people -- Culture -- Colors -- Locations -- Weather and warmth
Summary Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve puzzles if you watch a light bulb illuminate? How did installing blue lights along a Japanese railway line halt rising crime and suicide rates? Can decorating your walls with the right artwork make you more honest? The human brain is fantastically complex, having engineered space travel and liberated nuclear energy, so it's no wonder that we resist the idea that we're deeply influenced by our surroundings. As profound as they are, these effects are almost impossible to detect both as they're occurring and in hindsight. Drunk Tank Pink is the first detailed exploration of how our environment shapes what we think, how we feel, and the ways we behave

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