How Confidence Works: The new science of self-belief, why some people learn it and others don't

Random House

Why do boys instinctively bullshit more than girls? How do economic recessions shape a generation's confidence? Can we have too much confidence and, if so, what are the consequences?

Imagine we could discover something that could make us richer, healthier, longer-living, smarter, kinder, happier, more motivated and more innovative. Ridiculous, you might say... What is this elixir?

Confidence.

If you have it, it can empower you to reach heights you never thought possible. But if you don't, it can have a devastating effect on your future. Confidence lies at the core of what makes things happen.

Exploring the science and neuroscience behind confidence that has emerged over the last decade, clinical psychologist and neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson tells us how confidence plays out in our minds, our brains and indeed our bodies. He explains where it comes from and how it spreads - with extraordinary economic and political consequences. And why it's not necessarily something you are born with, but something that can be learned.
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About the author

Ian Robertson is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin and was the founding director of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He is Co-Director of the Global Brain Health Institute and is T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the University of Texas at Dallas. A trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuroscientist, he is internationally renowned for his research on neuropsychology. He has written five non-fiction books aimed at the general reader, and numerous newspaper and magazine articles and comment pieces in the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Irish Times, Time magazine and New York magazine amongst others. He has appeared on BBC Radio and featured in several major television documentaries. He is a regular speaker at major futurology and business conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia.
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Additional Information

Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Jun 3, 2021
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781473579750
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Consumer Behavior
Psychology / Experimental Psychology
Science / General
Self-Help / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem
Social Science / Popular Culture
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This content is DRM protected.
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