- ISBN 9781780332635
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference
- Author(s) Tali Sharot
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.181 kg
Psychologists have long been aware that most people tend to maintain an irrationally positive outlook on life. In fact, optimism may be crucial to our existence. Tali Sharot's original cognitive research demonstrates in surprising ways the biological basis for optimism. In this fascinating exploration, she takes an in-depth, clarifying look at how the brain generates hope and what happens when it fails; how the brains of optimists and pessimists differ; why we are terrible at predicting what will make us happy; how anticipation and dread affect us; and how our optimistic illusions affect our financial, professional, and emotional decisions.