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The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
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5.0 out of 5 stars The id, ego and superego explained for non-academics, 23 July 2014
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I studied psychology for my degree: like a lot of people trying to figure out how to be happy inside and live well... It was interesting but didn't stop me throwing golf clubs, reacting badly to disappointment or having to deal with psychopaths in the workplace!

This book could also be called, 'Psychology for Dummies.' It makes sense of: Why we should react to difficulties in an unemotional way; why we feel the need to let our emotion express itself (or our chimp, to those that have read it); why this rarely works to our advantage; and how to make difficult situations easier to react to by a combination of pre-programmed behaviours (the computer or super ego) and utilisation of unemotional and logical reactions that take into account the fallibility of our inner chimp.

It's as relevant to everyone, no matter what their life challengers are, as to sportsmen and sportswomen. Either way, chapeau to Steve Peters for making this clear and relevant to all.


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