The 7 laws of magical thinking: how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane

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Demonstrates how selective cognitive biases that adjust how people see and experience the world are essential to survival and can enable a sense of rational purpose and free will.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 34 min.)) :digital.
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viii, 296 p. ;24 cm.
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subject_facet Magical thinking, PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition, SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
title_display The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane
title_full The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane / Matthew Hutson, The 7 laws of magical thinking : how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane [electronic resource] / Matthew Hutson
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title_sub how irrational beliefs keep us happy, healthy, and sane
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