The Paradox Of Choice : Why More Is Less (Paperback)

Author: Schwartz, Barry

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The author of The Battle for Human Nature explains why too much choice has led to the ever increasing complexity of everyday decisions, why too much of a good thing has become detrimental to human psychological and emotional well-being, and how to focus our lives on making the right choices. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. *Author: Schwartz, Barry *Subtitle: Why More Is Less *Publication Date: 2005/01/01 *Number of Pages: 265 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060005696
SKU 39803785
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060005696
Release Date 1/1/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"[A] thoughtful explication of a pervasive but underexamined affliction."
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Editors Note Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, selecting a long-distance carrier, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions -- from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs -- have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. We assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of choice overload: it can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains why too much of a good thing has proven detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. Synthesizing current research in the social sciences, he makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, he offers practical steps for how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and, ultimately, derive greater satisfaction from the choices you do make.
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