Mental Traps: Stupid Things That Sane People Do To Mess Up Their Minds
By Kukla, Andre

"Mental Traps will ring loud bells and switch on bright lights in the minds of all who read it."
--Richard Holloway, former BBC host and author of Godless Morality

The antidote to twisted logic, fuzzy thinking, and self-defeating behaviors that mess up your mind

They sap your energy, undermine your productivity, cloud your thinking, and generally take all the fun out of life. They're mental traps, and even the most clear-headed Einsteins among us fall victim to them from time to time. But that doesn't mean you should resign yourself to doing their bidding. Avoid these drains on pleasure and personal performance with guidance from Mental Traps.

Psychologist and philosopher André Kukla opens your eyes to the eleven most common mental traps, including persistence--the refusal to abandon a useless task or course of action; amplification--the "killing a fly with a sledgehammer" syndrome; reversion--the "coulda-woulda-shoulda" disease; and resistance--the "let-me-just" disorder. With Kukla's proven tactics, you can free yourself from time-wasting mental traffic jams and be more productive in your everyday life.

DOI: 10.1036/0071477292

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Author Biography

André Kukla, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught courses in both the departments of psychology and philosophy. He is the respected author of more than sixty articles and six books on those subject areas. Kukla divides his time between Toronto and Hawaii.

Mental Traps: Stupid Things That Sane People Do To Mess Up Their Minds
Author(s): Kukla, Andre
ISBN: 0071477292
DOI: 10.1036/0071477292

Format: paperback, 176 pages.
Pub date: 15 Sep 2006
Copyright: 2007
$12.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill

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