The Perils of Perception

The Perils of Perception: Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything

Non-Fiction, Education
Hardback Published on: 06/09/2018
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The Perils of Perception
Eye opening!
This is a fascinating book! Concise and readable, this still manages to be incredibly informative. Duffy uses the surveys his institute conducted to provid... READ MORE
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'Mandatory reading' - Steven Pinker Do you eat too much sugar? What proportion of your country are immigrants? What does it cost to raise a child? How much tax do the rich pay? Are we more ignorant than we used to be? Take a minute to answer these questions. No matter how educated you are, this book suggests you are likely to be very wrong indeed. Informed by exclusive research across 40 countries, conducted by global polling firm Ipsos, The Perils of Perception investigates why we don't know basic facts about the world around us. Using the latest research into the media and decision science, Bobby Duffy asks how we can address our ignorance and why the populations of some countries seem better informed than others. Essential reading in the so-called 'post-truth' era, this book will transform the way you engage with the world.

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781786494566
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 470g
  • Dimensions: 206 x 138 x 24 mm

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The Perils of Perception
Fascinating Book.
What a fascinating book, written by Bobby Duffy, Managing Director of the Ipsos MORI, Social Research Institute. Have you ever had a thought or a view on s... READ MORE
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