Shelley E. Taylor Positive Illusions

ISBN 13: 9780465060535

Positive Illusions

4.1 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780465060535: Positive Illusions
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Argues that the healthy human mind cordons off negative information, argues that self-deception can be positive, and looks at how people face adversity

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The self-serving illusions we create about ourselves and the world may actually promote mental and physical well-being, according to UCLA professor Taylor ( Health Psychology ). Recovered cancer patients who believe they will never have a relapse, rape victims who claim newfound control and mastery over their social environment, and victims of disasters or life-threatening events all benefit from the benign fictions they invent, Taylor convincingly argues, citing clinical studies, interviews and surveys in support of her theory. Her excursion into the terrain of manic-depressive geniuses and mad poets sifts clues to mental factors that fuel creative enterprise. Closely argued, carefully annotated, this brief for restorative optimism builds from the dual premise that memory is selectively egocentric, and that our daily perceptions have a self-enhancing bias.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Taylor (psychology, UCLA) offers a readable introduction to the idea that the mind orients the self toward health through illusory as well as more accurate perceptions of reality. While she presents nicely both the how's and why's of self-supporting fictive thinking, her treatment is limited both theoretically and socially, for she speaks from and to white middle-class Americans' social and psychological values, and neglects to address issues in the area of self-deception that James Hillman (among others) has presented to the public over the past 20 years. For undergraduate health and social psychology students, as well as interested lay readers.
- Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Taylor, Shelley E.
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Taylor, Shelley E.
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Shelly E. Taylor
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 77.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Shelley E. Taylor
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Shelley E. Taylor
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 98.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Shelley E. Taylor
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0465060536

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Shelley E. Taylor
Published by Basic Books (1991)
ISBN 10: 0465060536 ISBN 13: 9780465060535
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Basic Books, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0465060536n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 234.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds