Nicholas Epley wins 2015 Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science

By Tim Cheng | August 28 2015 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Congratulations to Nicholas Epley, who has won the 2015 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Book Prize for the Promotion of Social and Personality Science for his book Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want. Established in 2012, the prize recognizes the book of the year that best presents social and personality psychology to broader audiences. The award will be presented at the SPSP Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, January 28-30, 2016.

Mindwise
Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
978-0-307-74356-5
Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we think we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? In this illuminating book, leading social psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Mindwise will not turn others into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.
$18.00 US
Jan 06, 2015
Paperback
272 Pages
Vintage