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Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave Paperback – February 25, 2014
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"Adam Alter's book will change the way you look at our world."
--Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational
"You'll laugh, you'll gasp, you'll shake your head in disbelief as Alter shows you that we are all, to some degree, balls in a giant pinball machine. If you want to see the bumpers -- and regain some control of your destiny -- read this delightful book."
--Jonathan Haidt, author of New York Times bestseller, The Righteous Mind
"Alter not only explains the source of many cognitive quirks, but convincingly argues that comprehending them affords a better understanding of broader behaviors, from cyclical poverty to altruism... In Alter's hands, case studies take on new life... as he fluently moves between psychology, medicine, and cultural history, offering surprises to readers at many levels of expertise."
"With remarkable clarity and subversive humor, Alter presents a radical new perspective on human nature."
--Paul Bloom, author of How Pleasure Works
"Adam Alter has collected the most wonderfully strange and surprising nuggets of recent psychological research in one book. I guarantee you'll be want to share the incredible anecdotes in Drunk Tank Pink with friends."
--Joshua Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein
"Drunk Tank Pink is a smart and delightful introduction to some of psychology's most curious phenomena and most colorful characters."
--Daniel Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
"Reading Adam Alter's book about the many ways our perceptions are affected is so compelling that it put me in a seriously suspicious frame of mind...he seems to realize that his material does not require much to make it fascinating--not even a fancy font."
--The Smithsonian (a "Notable Book")
"Popular NYU psychology and marketing professor Adam Alter has composed a fascinating tome about the hidden things that make us think, act, and feel the way we do. The debut result will please readers of Malcolm Gladwell and other writers about unexpected wonders. Editor's recommendation."
--Barnes & Noble (A "Book of the Month" and "Editor's Recommendation" book)
"Alter's findings are intriguing...he peppers his text with illustrative anecdotes, incidents, studies and characters, making the book highly readable and informative."
--Kirkus Reviews (A Kirkus Recommended book)
About the Author
Adam Alter is an assistant professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Economist, the Huffington Post, Wired, Slate, the Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal, among other major publications. He lives in New York City.
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I believe that couple this with yoga and biofeedback will enhance b cell our perspectives and open our minds to endless possibilities. Just recommend this book to those who wish to lead, manage and even teach in the classroom. As a longtimevtescher myself just see many concepts and ideas that I can easily adapt in the classroom.
There is much anecdotal or statistical evidence in this book, but it lacks an insight on the significance of some of these studies or potential of uncontrolled variables (if any) on them that may have caused some noise on the results.
There is space for upgrades, but it reveals in a very simple and accesible way an insight on the human psychology.
I will never take my environment for granted again.
His extensive knowledge of the psychological studies definitely shows in this book.
How he is willing to tackle other sides to age old wisdoms or issues is what I definitely appreciated with Adam Alter.
Drunk Tank Pink was amazing!