Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know

Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know
Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
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  • Published: 2019
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The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences. No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.

Related Subjects

Social psychology.
Strangers.
Conduct of life--Miscellanea.
Interpersonal relations--Miscellanea.
Trust.

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ISBN:

9780241351574 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-,

Title:

Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.

Publication Info:

London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

xii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Contents:

Introduction: "Step out of the car!" -- Part one: Spies and diplomats: two puzzles. Fidel Castro's revenge ; Getting to know der Führer -- Part two: Default to truth. The queen of Cuba ; The holy fool ; Case study: The boy in the shower -- Part three: Transparency. The Friends fallacy ; A (short) explanation of the Amanda Knox case ; Case study: The fraternity party -- Part four: Lessons. KSM: what happens when the stranger is a terrorist? -- Part five: Coupling. Sylvia Plath ; Case study: The Kansas City experiments ; Sandra Bland.

Subject term:

Social psychology.

Subject term:

Strangers.

Subject term:

Conduct of life--Miscellanea.

Subject term:

Interpersonal relations--Miscellanea.

Subject term:

Trust.

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