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DetailsWhy is the accident rate no longer declining? A new way of thinking about survival in a world filled with hazards and distractions The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smart phones, drugs and extreme sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of decline in injuries and accidental deaths they are on the rise again. The question is-why? Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows that there's not a safety warning we wont ignore, or a fool-proof device we cant turn into an implement of disaster. Based on years of research and understanding of human behavior learnt as a research psychologist, Careful! is the definitive user-guide to avoiding everyday calamity. It will help us understand why we behave in such contradictory ways-insisting on fat-free salad dressing but then texting while driving-and explain the psychological traps that can lead us to the scene of an accident. By showing us how and when injuries happen, we learn what we should really be worrying about. Helping to keep our fingers attached in the kitchen, our children afloat at the pool and teenagers safe behind the wheel, Casner shows us all the ways we can take control of our own safety and get through the day in one piece. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Casner is a research psychologist at NASA who studies the accident-prone mind for a living and has spent the past twenty years helping to cut the airline accident rate to a fraction of what it was. His research has been covered in New Yorker and he has written on science for Slate and Salon. He also flies jets and helicopters, rides motorcycles and skateboards, and has surprisingly few scratches on him. He lives in San Francisco.
SKU Code PRK B 2138 Weight in Kg 0.3800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781509818433 Author Name Steve Casner Publisher Name ENGLISH