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Everybody Lies

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  •  Everybody Lies
    Title: Everybody Lies
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    Price: $20.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker
    Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess their secrets about sexless marriages, mental health problems, even racist views. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, an economist and former Google data scientist, shows that this could just be the most important dataset ever collected.

    This huge database of secrets unprecedented in human history offers astonishing, even revolutionary, insights into humankind. Anxiety, for instance, does not increase after a terrorist attack. Crime levels drop when a violent film is released. And racist searches are no higher in Republican areas than in Democrat ones.

    Stephens-Davidowitz reveals information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we 're afraid to ask that might be essential to our health both emotional and physical. Insightful, funny, and always surprising, Everybody Lies exposes the biases and secrets embedded deeply within us, at a time when things are harder to predict than ever.

    ISBN: 9781408894736
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