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The Resource Cause : and how it doesn't always equal effect, Gregory Smithsimon

Cause : and how it doesn't always equal effect, Gregory Smithsimon

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Cause : and how it doesn't always equal effect
Title
Cause
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and how it doesn't always equal effect
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Gregory Smithsimon
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Cause
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. . . and how it doesnt always equal effect
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Language
eng
Summary
"When we try to understand our world, we ask 'why?' a specific event occurred. But this profoundly human question often leads us astray. In Cause, sociologist Gregory Smithsimon brings us a much sharper understanding of cause and effect, and shows how we can use it to approach some of our most daunting collective problems. Smithsimon begins by explaining the misguided cause and effect explanations that have given us tragically little insight on issues such as racial discrimination, climate change, and the cycle of poverty. He then shows unseen causes behind these issues, and shows how we are hard-wired to overlook them. Armed with these insights, Smithsimon explains how we can avoid these mistakes, and begin to make effective change. Combining philosophy, the science of perception, and deeply researched social factors, Cause offers us a new way to ask 'why?' and a hope that we may improve our society and ourselves" --
Summary
The Freakonomics of the sociology world. This book shows how deeply irrational we humans are, and what we can do about it
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10622178
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Smithsimon, Gregory
Dewey number
153.4/3
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Social psychology
  • Causation
  • Reasoning (Psychology)
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
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adult
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. . . and how it doesn't always equal effect
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Cause : and how it doesn't always equal effect, Gregory Smithsimon
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Causality -- part 1. Who we are and the stories we tell : how we think about causes: Individuals are not rational ; We are narrative-making machines ; What race will the white minority be? ; Victor and victim ; Egocentric causality -- part 2. The causes we don't see: Beyond social facts : space ; Allostasis or, does Ronald Reagan cause diabetes? ; Pregnant in Philadelphia? don't worry -- part 3. Think better: What we know, we know socially ; A Black republican president? party realignments ; Social class and conspiracy theories that work ; Ticking time bomb -- Conclusion: Dynamic causality
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on1022117918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781612196763
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1022117918
Label
Cause : and how it doesn't always equal effect, Gregory Smithsimon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Causality -- part 1. Who we are and the stories we tell : how we think about causes: Individuals are not rational ; We are narrative-making machines ; What race will the white minority be? ; Victor and victim ; Egocentric causality -- part 2. The causes we don't see: Beyond social facts : space ; Allostasis or, does Ronald Reagan cause diabetes? ; Pregnant in Philadelphia? don't worry -- part 3. Think better: What we know, we know socially ; A Black republican president? party realignments ; Social class and conspiracy theories that work ; Ticking time bomb -- Conclusion: Dynamic causality
Control code
on1022117918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781612196763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022117918

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