Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Snoop - Book #99

| Title | Snoop: What your stuff says about you. |
| Author |Sam Gosling |
| Genre |Non Fiction |
| Pages |227 |
| Publisher |Basic Books |
| Copyright |2008 |

Synopsis (from web-site)
A provocative and witty look at how our private spaces--from boardroom to bedroom--reveal our personalities, whether we know it or not! Does what's on your desk reveal what's on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about you? And is your favorite outfit about to give you away? For the last ten years psychologist Sam Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected--and unplanned--ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it others, and interpret the world around us.

Why I read It
Fascinating Topic and I saw the book on Good Reads.

The Good
People try to present a false image of who they are all the time; and they fail at it all the time too. It doesn’t take much to see the truth about others, just an innate sense and practice. This book shows you the clues.

The Bad
I could have used more examples of all his points, but that is how I like to learn.

The Ugly (my opinion)
A very useful book for getting at the truth of things. It lays out all the tells that we share with the world all the time, especially when we are trying not to.

The Truth? (other reviews)
New Scientist

Mormon Mentions

Author BiographySAM GOSLING, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, and "Good Morning America," and his research is featured in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution. This is his first book. He lives in Austin, Texas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently discussing about the prevalence of technology in our day to day lives. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further advances, the possibility of copying our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I daydream about all the time.

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