The Confidence Game

The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time

Maria Konnikova
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An investigation into the minds, motives and methods of con artists by a New York Times bestselling psychologist.

The con artist: from Bernie Madoff to Clark Rockefeller to Lance Armstrong. How do they get away with it? And what keeps us falling for them, over and over again? In The Confidence Game, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the swindle, from the put-up all the way to the fix, and how we can train ourselves to spot a story that isn't all it seems.

Author bio:

Maria Konnikova was born in Moscow and grew up in the United States. Her first book, Mastermind, was a New York Times bestseller. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American MIND and The Smithsonian, among numerous other publications.

Category: Psychology
ISBN: 9781782113911
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: January 2017
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Psychology

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