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The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
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1 edition from Ecco Pr (December 1, 2003)
9780060005689 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $25.99
About: 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 well-being, and how to focus on making the right choices.
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Reprint edition from Perennial (January 1, 2005)
9780060005696 | details & prices | 265 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.99
About: 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.
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With Ken Kliban (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (April 22, 2014)
9781491514238 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $9.99
About: 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.
With Ken Kliban (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (June 26, 2012)
9781455883653 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $19.99
About: 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.
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Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date December 1, 2003
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060005689
ISBN-10 0060005688
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $25.99
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Summary
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.
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions -- both big and small -- have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented.

As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload 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 long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression.

In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice -- the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish -- becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice -- from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs -- has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse.

By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.



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