André Kukla is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, in both the Departments of Psychology and of Philosophy. He has published numerous philosop. 1 Oct Mental Traps: Stupid Things That Sane People Do to Mess Up Their Minds by Andre Kukla, , available at Book Depository with. All about Mental Traps: The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life by Andre Kukla . LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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He has published numerous philosophical and psychological articles and books, including books by the Oxford and MIT Presses. I enjoyed the insight, but it was too much description and not enough answers as to how to cope. Kukla does not contradict to popular belief, claiming that persistence is bad.

Later, the travel ,ental sends a specific request with a request to gather in-depth material on several popular tourist destinations and individual locations.

Toward the end of the book, there is a chapter on why such a prescription would, in fact, lead us into mental traps and not away from them. He has published numerous philosophical and psychological articles and books, including books by the Oxford and MIT Presses.

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This book will make you think about what you think and why you think what you think Sign up to receive offers and updates: Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Recall, the folk wisdom: Create This Book 2 Moriah Elizabeth. Become a LibraryThing Author. Everyone suffers from a configuration of the mental trap described in the book- and while it does a good job describing it, it does a poor job addressing the reality that modern life promotes all of andree bad habits – im sure the author could label that reasoning with a m It was ok.


What are some of your other passions in life? Best book traaps energy exercise future goal house inspiration people phone shopping skill time.

Too repetitive … the book was a mental mentak in itself. How is refusing to eat olives like toiling at a job that has long ago lost all satisfaction? It’s also a super short book clocking in around 40k words so it’s a quick read.

Mental Traps: The Overthinker’s Guide to a Happier Life

Ever spoiled a moment by niggling with your partner over trivia? Willy-nilly, most people begin to regret that their plans did not materialize. I could no longer remember which trap was which as they all sounded similar to each other. I’m giving this a 4 because it’s very clever and insightful The content of this book is drawn from many sources, including philosophy, psychology, religion, science, and most importantly, the self. Kukla has a light touch with weighty ideas.

This descriptive knowledge is already an increment of wisdom.

The Four Agreements Illustrated Edition: The problem is that society considers persistence as a virtue. Great idea and probably some great info in there, kukoa pretty hard to stay in.

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Mental Traps by Kukla, Andre

How is arriving at the airport too early a symptom of a life never fully lived? Looking for More Great Reads? He simply asks to distinguish between persistence and mentap — a skill that is undoubtedly necessary. I have a recurrent fantasy of being asked an intricate question at a scholarly conference, whipping out my blues harp, and saying as Brownie McGee said to Sonny Terry on Sail Away: Concludes kuklaa tricks meditation!

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When you commit, you are working furiously to hasten the frozen future. As is the case with the ,ental mental mistake, amplification is not always bad. Therefore, once again singing some song and during the day trying to remember the lyrics, throw away this useless activity. Explores two handfuls of mental schemes we fall for Renaissance Nation David Mcwilliams.

I don’t think I’m an overthinker, really.

It doesn’t bill itself as anti-anxiety emntal self-help, and largely avoids the language of mental health altogether except for a passing nod at depression occasionallyand seems rather to be aimed at someone who may not have as much experience thinking of themselves as neurodivergent or being introspective about their cognitive habits.

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Mental Traps is… More about Andre Kukla. I should probably be reading my adolescent psych assignment but I do not want to. Enjoy trapd game of learning to identify them in the activities of daily life. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Kukla gives a curious example: