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Cheap Psychological Tricks: What to Do When Hard Work, Honesty, and Perseverance Fail Paperback – October 31, 1996

3.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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The book picks up when true grit and diligence fall flat.... CHEAP PSYCHOLOGICAL TRICKS is filled with winning head games. -- Gannett News Service

About the Author

Psychologist Perry Buffington appears regularly on CNN; his radio show "Parent Wise" is heard in many markets. A former contributor to Delta Airlines Sky magazine, he has also written for the Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times , World Executive Digest, and New Woman, as well as for corporate employee publications of companies such as UPS, IBM, American Express, and AT&T. He is the author of ARCHIVAL ATLANTA, YOUR BEHAVIOR IS SHOWING, and RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT MOVE, RIGHT NOW! 45 WAYS TO SURVIVE - AND SUCCEED. He lives in Florida and Atlanta.

Mitzi Cartee's work has appeared in Ms., Utne Reader, Special Reports, and Storytelling magazines, as well as in HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: STORIES AND ART CREATED FOR THE BENEFIT OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. A resident of Clemson, South Carolina, she attended Clemson University, the Portfolio Center, and the Greenville Museum School of Art. In addition to her illustrations, Cartee creates and designs rubber stamps and has been featured in RubberStampMadness magazine.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 181 pages
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers; 1st edition (October 31, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561451304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561451302
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book offers some fairly lighthearted
means of improving your life via psychological
tricks, each presented in its own mini-chapter.
Some of these tricks are amazing,
some are fairly obvious (listening to other
people's problems gives you a new perspective
on your own.)

Unfortunately, the chapters concerning
interactions
with others are frequently a bit simplistic and
naive: people aren't automatons. The large
number of references to articles in Psychology
Today is probably the best guide to the quality
and scope of this book.

It covers: insomnia, dealing with your boss,
children, depression, relationships, sex, etc.
It's a book you're likely to give to someone
else to read as soon as you're done.
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Format: Paperback
The best part first: this is a fun book. It has straight-forward tips on dealing with 62 different situations, all of which are...more or less...founded in psychology research.
But...
It's not particularly good for providing *general* information as implied by the sub-title ("What to Do When Hard Work, Honesty, and Perseverance Fail"). For readers interested in those issues, wider reading is necessary.
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The title holds true. Sometimes hard work is overlooked and the kinder you are the worse you feel you are treated. The advice in this book helps to put everything in perspective in a very straight and to the point fashion. From avoiding feeling dizzy in an amusement ride to keepnig the flame in your love life; the pointer are little lessons to remember your entire life. A book to cherish, for you will read it many times over.
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By A Customer on January 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
These "Cheap Tricks" have great worth. Actually, the information in this book is quite valuable. It's about using knowledge of brain function to one's advantage in everyday life. Dr. Buff's style of writing is absent of mumbo-jumbo. He has a practical, common-sense approach to science, mixed with great humor, charm and fun-facts. This is the kind of book your friends will ask to borrow and not return. It happened to me.
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