Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.00
  • Save: $2.83 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Radical Distortion: How E... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: exlibrary softcover book, usual library markings. and stickers has some reader wear,
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear Paperback – September 18, 2012

2 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$16.17
$1.86 $0.01

Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources.
Wiley's Summer Savings Event
Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources. Learn more.
$16.17 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Radical Distortion is a fascinating, scholarly, and highly accessible book that provides much-needed perspective on the nature of radical hearing and the psychological and social factors that influence the type of radical posturing that is corroding our social unity and our capacity for collaboration and cooperation. . . . This timely book is a useful resource for anyone seeking to foster collaboration and cooperation in society."
- Dr. Michael Hogan, Lecturer in psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, and author of The Culture of Our Thinking in Relation to Spirituality


"Reich's deep insight into the nature of 'radical hearing' is a milestone in our search for the alleviation of human conflict. This book should be mandatory reading . . . especially for those who are guiding the progress of our society. Highly recommended!"
-William R. Uttal, Professor emeritus, Arizona State University and University of Michigan

About the Author

John W. Reich (Tempe, AZ) is emeritus professor of psychology at Arizona State University. He is the author of Experimenting in Society and the editor of two books: Handbook of Adult Resilience (with Alex J. Zautra and John S. Hall) and Handbook of Resilience Approaches to Stress and Trauma (with Martha Kent and Mary C. Davis).
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616146583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616146580
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,903,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition
One of the more important ideas concerns what John W. Reich tells us, “Why voices of modernization can’t be heard.” I’m glad someone stepped up to explain why so many concerns of public projects and information wind up distorted or even forgotten. The book offers answers. Among these, is the polarization effect, when two sides take opposite points of view we are forced to side with one of them. These tend to distort the message and forces people to ignore the main concern. It’s attitudinal and emotional appeals that influence our judgments. Reich offers insights into the psychological and social influences that need examination. These are not solutions to our most pressing problems, but inspirations that give us a starting point to discover a way to work together.

He mentions various kinds of effects that tend to alter an individual’s state of mind. On the one hand, the author points out that such influences are inescapable. However, he leaves the door open to rediscover the self. It’s like a dyslexic child maturing and overcoming his dyslexia. Can we overcome the warping of what we hear? A thought-provoking book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer on December 29, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Recommended for anyone concerned about the increasing division between people. Covers why and what to do about it. If you are frustrated about the inability to discuss politics in a social environment read this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear
This item: Radical Distortion: How Emotions Warp What We Hear
Price: $16.17
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: cognition