Proč hlupák zůstává hlupákem? A další psychologické fenomény

Title in English Why a fool remains a fool and other psychological phenomena
Authors

LACKO David

Type Popularization text
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The book you are holding contains thirteen thematic essays introducing intriguing topics of cognitive and social psychology and other related disciplines. Because of its popular-science form this publication is suitable not only for psychology students and experts, but also for the general public. In his work the author presents original and interesting psychological phenomena reflecting current society-wide topics in many aspects, while being based on an extensive range of specialist publications. The reader will learn about the Forer effect, which explains people’s tendency to believe in horoscopes, and about phenomena trying to understand war atrocities in the last century, such as the Holocaust. In following chapters, readers will find interesting information about for instance the human altruism, the quantum consciousness and the soul, and the reasons why there is really no point in arguing with a fool. Finally, the author explains why people cheat, why their opinions gradually become radicalized in society-wide debates, and also how this trend can be prevented. This publication titled “Why a fool remains a fool and other psychological phenomena” offers all the aforementioned topics and much more.