The Resource The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz

The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz

Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less
Title
The paradox of choice
Title remainder
why more is less
Statement of responsibility
Barry Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Barry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.S38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Decision making
  • Choice Behavior
  • Decision Making
Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz
Link
https://archive.org/details/paradoxofchoice00barr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index
Contents
Let's go shopping -- New choices -- Deciding and choosing -- When only the best will do -- Choice and happiness -- Missed opportunities -- "If only" : the problem of regret -- Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation -- Why everything suffers from comparison -- Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression -- What to do about choice
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 265 p.
Isbn
9780060005689
Lccn
20030531 38
Other control number
  • 9780060005689
  • 9780060005696
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52301582
Label
The paradox of choice : why more is less, Barry Schwartz
Link
https://archive.org/details/paradoxofchoice00barr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-256) and index
Contents
Let's go shopping -- New choices -- Deciding and choosing -- When only the best will do -- Choice and happiness -- Missed opportunities -- "If only" : the problem of regret -- Why decisions disappoint : the problem of adaptation -- Why everything suffers from comparison -- Whose fault is it? : choice, disappointment, and depression -- What to do about choice
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 265 p.
Isbn
9780060005689
Lccn
20030531 38
Other control number
  • 9780060005689
  • 9780060005696
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)52301582

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