The Resource Why does the other line always move faster?: : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews, (electronic resource)

Why does the other line always move faster?: : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews, (electronic resource)

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Why does the other line always move faster?: : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line
Title
Why does the other line always move faster?:
Title remainder
the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line
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David Andrews
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Language
eng
Summary
How we wait, why we wait, what we wait for-waiting in line is a daily indignity that we all experience, usually with a little anxiety thrown in (why is it that the other line always moves faster?!?). This smart, quirky, wide-ranging book (the perfect conversation starter) considers the surprising science and psychology-and the sheer misery-of the well-ordered line. On the way, it takes us from boot camp (where the first lesson is to teach recruits how to stand rigidly in line) to the underground bunker beneath Disneyland's Cinderella Castle (home of the world's most advanced, state-of-the-art queue management technologies); from the 2011 riots in London (where rioters were observed patiently taking their turns when looting shops), to the National Voluntary Wait-in-Line days in the People's Republic of China (to help train their non-queuing populace to wait in line like Westerners in advance of the 2008 Olympics). Citing sources ranging from Harvard Business School professors to Seinfeld, the book comes back to one underlying truth: it's not about the time you spend waiting, but how the circumstances of the wait affect your perception of time. In other words, the other line always moves faster because you're not in it
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1982-
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Andrews, David
Dewey number
302.3/3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Collective behavior
  • Crowds
  • Waiting (Philosophy)
  • Social psychology
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Why does the other line always move faster?: : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688581
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multicolored
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MWT11688581
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11688581
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Why does the other line always move faster?: : the myths and misery, secrets and psychology of waiting in line, David Andrews, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688581
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688581
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11688581
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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