On Second Thought
Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits
Publication Date: September 2010
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A popular science writer explores new research into the many shortcuts that our minds use to make snap decisions-and explains how they help, how they hurt, and how we can overrule them.
Wray Herbert, who has been writing about psychology and human behavior for more than twenty-five years, currently writes two regular columns for Newsweek and Scientific American Mind. Wray serves as senior director for science communication for the Association for Psychological Science, where he writes a popular blog about new psychological research. He has also been assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, editor in chief of Psychology Today, and behavioral science editor of the weekly magazine Science News. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other national publications. Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash's guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has been twice named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly. He has narrated books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth as well as by Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, John Green, Nora Roberts, and Dean Koontz. Dan lives in the Detroit, Michigan, area with his wife, Tracee Mae, and their daughter, Frances Rose.
"Miller's calm and deliberate narration is enjoyable but also rivets attention and inspires thoughtfulness and curiosity." ---AudioFile