The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

Why More Is Less

Book - 2005
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Whether buying a pair of jeans or applying to college, everyday decisions, big and small, have become increasingly complex due to the abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction--but choice overload can make you question your decisions before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for failures. This can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and stress. In this book, social scientist Schwartz explains at what point choice--the hallmark of individual freedom that we so cherish--becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. He offers practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2005
Edition: 1st Ecco pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780060005696
Branch Call Number: 153.83 Sch952P 2005
Characteristics: xi, 265, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Sep 24, 2016

Clearly written; explains various psychological processes and biases clearly, focusing on how they relate to decision making; a final chapter gives advice on making decision making easier.

Oct 05, 2011

Super livre!!!!! J'ai fini de lire juste la moitié et j'ai hâte de le ré-emprunter!

Jan 03, 2011

Insightful and helpful in our consumer based society and I like that he acknowledges that you can change - answers with solutions.

Feb 27, 2010

Lots of interesting ideas and some useful suggestions on how to simplify.


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