From the publisher:
Does your impulsive thinking bring only trouble? Do you often grab your head muttering “what was I thinking?” There is a reason: our first, instinctual thoughts and actions are usually irrational and self-sabotaging. The Misguided Mind will tell you why and also how can you correct it. We make thinking errors on a day-to-day basis. They come naturally, thus we don’t think that we think in a distorted way, however they can have severe negative effect on our lives. Knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can help ourselves making better choices. In what area of life? All of them: personal relationships, business choices, spending habits, health-related engagements. Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. The book presents the scientific background of thinking errors related to behavior, social relations, and memory through the most famous psychology experiments, behavioral economics research, neuropsychology, and the author’s own observations. What remains is an entertaining but practical and informative guide to clear your mind. Become less irrational. This book aims to help you think about your thinking and find better solutions to your problems. Mental clarity will boost your cognitive performance and smart decision making to heights you didn’t expect before. Don’t let the irrationalities of your brain sabotage the life you deserve. Make fewer mistakes in your thinking – prevention is easier than correction. Improve your beliefs, social biases, and memory mix-ups by understanding how your brain works and solve your life.