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Talking to strangers : what we should know about the people we don't know / Malcolm Gladwell.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Oswayo Valley Memorial Library.
  • 4 of 5 copies available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 302 GLA (Text) 30723000140609 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316478526 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0316478520 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 386 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

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In this thoughtful treatise spurred by the 2015 death of African-American academic Sandra Bland in jail after a traffic stop, New Yorker writer Gladwell (The Tipping Point) aims to figure out the strategies people use to assess strangers--to "analyze, critique them, figure out where they came from, figure out how to fix them"--in other words, to understand how to balance trust and safety. He uses a variety of examples from history and recent headlines to illustrate that people size up the motivations, emotions, and trustworthiness of those they don't know both wrongly and with misplaced confidence.
Subject: Psychology, Applied.
Strangers.
Conduct of life > Miscellanea.
Interpersonal relations > Miscellanea.
Trust.

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