Library Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Naper Blvd. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

LEADER 00000pam  2200289 i 4500 
003    DLC 
005    20180601100934.0 
008    180301s2018    nyua     b    001 0 eng   
010      2017054056 
020    9781633884038 (hardback) 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dIMmBT|dUtOrBLW 
042    pcc 
082 00 153.4|223 
092    153.4|bALC 
100 1  Alcock, James E.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Belief :|bwhat it means to believe and why our convictions
       are so compelling /|cJames E. Alcock. 
264  1 Amherst, New York :|bPrometheus Books,|c2018. 
300    638 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-608) and 
       index. 
520    "An expert on the psychology of belief examines how our 
       thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, respond not 
       to the world as it actually is but to the world as we 
       believe it to be.  This book explores the psychology of 
       belief - how beliefs are formed, how they are influenced 
       both by internal factors, such as perception, memory, 
       reason, emotion, and prior beliefs, as well as external 
       factors, such as experience, identification with a group, 
       social pressure, and manipulation. It also reveals how 
       vulnerable beliefs are to error, and how they can be held 
       with great confidence even when factually false.  The 
       author, a social psychologist who specializes in the 
       psychology of belief, elucidates how the brain and nervous
       system function to create the perceptions, memories, and 
       emotions that shape belief. He explains how and why 
       distorted perceptions, false memories, and inappropriate 
       emotional reactions that sometimes lead us to embrace 
       false beliefs are natural products of mental functioning. 
       He also shows why it is so difficult to change our beliefs
       when they collide with contradictions.  Covering a wide 
       range -- from self-perception and the perceived validity 
       of everyday experience to paranormal, religious, and even 
       fatal beliefs--the book demonstrates how crucial beliefs 
       are to molding our experience and why they have such a 
       powerful hold on our behavior"--|cProvided by publisher. 
520    "An expert on the psychology of belief examines how our 
       thoughts and feelings, actions and reactions, respond not 
       to the world as it actually is but to the world as we 
       believe it to be"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Belief and doubt. 
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  153.4 ALC    AVAILABLE