The Self Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity

by Bruce M. Hood

Hardcover, 2012

Status

Available

Publication

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.

Description

Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supersedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it?

User reviews

LibraryThing member LynnB
This book explore identity -- who are we? What is our "self"? What makes us who we are? In an accessible and engaging style, the author shows that there is no concrete, unique "self". Rather, we are shaped by our environment, primarily by those around us. Our sense of self-hood is a reflection; an illusion. But, a helpful one because those who embrace the self illusion lead richer, happier lives. It's all about humans as biological creatures trying to make sense of the complex word we live in.… (more)
LibraryThing member nzagalo
Interesting read, albeit not opening new thought paths, it is able to put together a bunch of ideas that we have read previously in different places.

More in my blog soon.
LibraryThing member nzagalo
Interesting read, albeit not opening new thought paths, it is able to put together a bunch of ideas that we have read previously in different places.

More in my blog soon.

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