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Unformatted text preview: is about learning about the mind. Gladwell uses the experiments to guide us to one idea, there are no contradictions and no problems that he brings to light. When reading the actual experiment it tells us of possible problems and differences between subjects, etc. In no way are real life experiments perfect, however Gladwell seems to give them an impossible perfection. He is using real psychology to make pseudo or pop psychology. Gladwell sells his book because he knows how to use the research and experiments available and guide the reader to a certain assumption. Gladwell gives just enough information for the reader to believe him and not enough for the reader to question his ideas of snap judgments and thin-slicing....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08