Konnikova's book could have been a better help to the general public. Someone I had met on-line. On the other hand, there is no clear personality type for those of us who fall for their wiles. Eventually the letter got tossed in the trash without Dad sending the Nigerian prince any money. So, the big question: will my reading this book protect me? Where'd the fifth star go? Is there any way you could possibly loan me…. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber.
From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Satan was the first grifter, and Eve was the first mark; he told her a story that played on her ego, optimism, greed and faith, she went all-in, and she ended up losing her home. The Confidence Game isn't meant to be a casual read; you need to really want to understand con men and what they do at the office every day. And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt.
We want them to be right and therefore we become confident that they are right. The information is there but it may take a few reads for it to sink in effectively. The con artist may not even need to convince us to stay quiet the blow-off and fix ; we are more likely than not to do so ourselves. By plumbing the depths of real stories of swindlers and their victims, and by drawing on new research into the nature of deception, she does more than just show in riveting detail how these cons unfold; she also reveals their hidden psychological dimensions, and why we all may be perfect mark. We have also heard about many of the psychological tricks Konnikova describes in other books in the field: the nudge, the optimism, the strong tendency to prevent regret.
Whatever it is you really, really want -- health for a loved one, commercial success for a creative endeavor, or anything else -- there are unscrupulous people ready to take advantage of your hopes. Having already identified with her, they're bound and determined to stay on board with the con. There is content related to famous cons that took place throughout history as well as plenty of details and information on well-known con artists that have had extraordinary careers in crime. But as Konnikova points out, researchers are discovering that different types of confidence tricks work with different groups of people. And here''s the irony--the smarter you think you are, the more readily you''ll fall, which is why New Yorkers are some of the easiest marks.
Maria Konnikova is a superb storyteller and her tales of conmen and their victims will blow your mind. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. The times I've been taken fortunately weren't huge financial disasters, but they were good learning experiences. I feel simultaneously prepared for scams and resigned to being a dupe after reading Maria Konnikova's The Confidence Game. Maria Konnikova is a superb storyteller and her tales of conmen and their victims will blow your mind. The chapters are mostly set up with a case study describing the kind of con or deception that it is about. These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles mesmerizing new book.
By lacking the emotional experiences that serve to deter immoral behavior, and by using deception and manipulation, individuals may be able to successfully cheat their way through life. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. And I am fully aware that these are among the most compelling of issues currently facing academic experimental social psychology, in the face of cheating scandals and repeated failures to replicate. Deeply researched and elegantly written, The Confidence Game will widen your eyes and sharpen your mind. At any rate, when we feel emotionally vulnerable, it's much easier to fall for someone claiming to offer just what we need. Reading this book may not stop you from getting taken, but at least you'll understand why you let it happen.
The tales follow a similar pattern because cons generally operate according to a fixed set of principles. One last comment on real life vs. Many many con attempts fail. It's such an obvious scam! Locke muss handeln — und das Abenteuer seines Lebens beginnt. By the time things begin to look dicey, we tend to be so invested, emotionally and often physically, that we do most of the persuasion ourselves.
That the woman lied is less the focus of the piece than the narrative that those who believed her fell for. Beautifully written, and filled with stories and thought-provoking psychological research, The Confidence Game will teach you how confidence artists operate--and how to outwit them. Nur einer macht ihr das Leben zur Hölle: der überhebliche Schönling Joshua Templeman, ihr Konkurrent um den neuen Chefposten. And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? The best way to protect oneself from the confidence man is to understand the mind and motivation of the con man. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The object of a con is nearly always money or power.
Knowing this, con artists appeal to our vanity. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. The book is easy to pick up, read a chapter about a con artist or some psychological study and put down. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? Locke Lamora ist ein Held. This book should be a hit with people who have a passing interest in cons and psychology, but I was hoping for something a little more focused. In a world of pseudoscience — of extreme polemical thought — her calm rationality is comforting and smart.