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The Resource Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others ... and when we don't, Michelle Baddeley

Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others ... and when we don't, Michelle Baddeley

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Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others ... and when we don't
Title
Copycats & contrarians
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why we follow others ... and when we don't
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Baddeley
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Copycats and contrarians
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why we follow others...and when we dont
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Language
eng
Summary
A multidisciplinary exploration of our human inclination to herd and why our instinct to copy others can be dangerous in today's interlinked world Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, and the spread of religious terrorism appear to have little in common, but all are driven by the same basic instincts: the tendency to herd, follow, and imitate others. In today's interconnected world, group choices all too often seem maladaptive. With unprecedented speed, information flashes across the globe and drives rapid shifts in group opinion. Adverse results can include speculative economic bubbles, irrational denigration of scientists and other experts, seismic political reversals, and more. Drawing on insights from across the social, behavioral, and natural sciences, Michelle Baddeley explores contexts in which behavior is driven by the herd. She analyzes the rational vs. nonrational and cognitive vs. emotional forces involved, and she investigates why herding only sometimes works out well. With new perspectives on followers, leaders, and the pros and cons of herd behavior, Baddeley shines vivid light on human behavior in the context of our ever-more-connected world
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10684859
Cataloging source
AU@
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1965-
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Baddeley, Michelle
Dewey number
302.3/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Collective behavior
  • Collective behavior
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
Target audience
adult
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why we follow others...and when we don't
Label
Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others ... and when we don't, Michelle Baddeley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-298) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1041111818
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780300220223
Lccn
2018940284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041111818
Label
Copycats & contrarians : why we follow others ... and when we don't, Michelle Baddeley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-298) 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
Control code
on1041111818
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780300220223
Lccn
2018940284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041111818

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