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MISBELIEF What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Jones

Contemporary Culture • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Narrating this chatty and informative audiobook, Simon Jones delivers a flawless performance full of lively interpretations and emotional resonance. The acclaimed British actor is enormously entertaining to hear, but he never steals the spotlight from the author's conversational writing and fascinating insights. The social scientist says conspiracy believers fall into an increasingly rigid funnel of disinformation because of emotional, cognitive, personality, and social factors such as unmanageable stress, insecure social connections, anger, and a desire for more order in their world. Once in the funnel, they become trapped in a social system of shared beliefs that provides status, affirmation, and secure belonging. Ariely offers suggestions to mitigate how "misbelievers" diminish the trust needed for a cohesive society to function. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780063280458 $27.99

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