Black and White Thinking : How to outsmart the brain, celebrate nuance, and learn to think in technicolour
A Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink and Adam Grant NEXT BIG IDEA book club read about how to avoid the pitfalls of too little, and too much, complexity.
'Essential insights into the character of human choice and decision-making.' ROBERT CIALDINI, bestselling author of Influence
In this groundbreaking exploration of how our brains work, psychologist Professor Kevin Dutton explains that by understanding the nature of our hardwired black and white thinking we are better equipped to negotiate life's grey zones and make subtler and smarter decisions.
Our brains are hardwired to sort, categorize and draw lines. It's how we navigate the kaleidoscope of everyday information. Yet imagine failing an exam by a mere 1 per cent. Or being caught speeding at just 1 mph over the speed limit. We have to draw the line somewhere, we say. But lines can be unhelpful or even dangerous when drawn where they aren't wanted, or in too thick a hand.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 128 x 198 x 24mm | 278g
- 27 Jan 2022
- Transworld Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom