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The Tell

Unabridged   6.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 11/12/2013

The Tell

The Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622312634
Digital Download ISBN:9781622312641


Is the candidate you’re thinking of voting for reliable? Will the person you’re dating be a compatible spouse? Is that guy on the street going to ask for directions or assault you? To make a reasonable prediction, you’ve got to be able to spot “the tell.”

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Product Description

What does a yearbook photo have to do with future marital success? Can the CEO's appearance tell you anything about a company's quarterly earnings? In The Tell, psychologist Matthew Hertenstein reveals that our intuition is surprisingly good at using small clues to make big predictions, and shows how we can make better decisions by homing in on the right details. Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein explains how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities. By training ourselves to read facial and bodily cues, we can accurately predict everything from divorce rates to sexual preferences, election results to the likelihood of corporate success. A charming testament to the power of the human mind, The Tell will, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, show us how to notice what we see.


“Those who love learning the hows and whys of human behavior will be pleased with this audiobook.”

“Process, its scientific documentation, and its actual applications to real life, The Tell is a powerful survey highly recommended for any psychology or audiobook collection, and comes to life in audio with David Drummond’s vivid voice adding detail and color.”
      —California Bookwatch

“Enjoyable, informative.”
      —Inside Business

“Extremely relatable to the lay reader while still accessing an incredible amount of peer-reviewed scholarship. . . . This book has much to teach any reader.”
      —Library Journal [HC starred review]

“A study that is lively and engaging.”
      —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

MATTHEW HERTENSTEIN is an associate professor of psychology at DePauw University in Indiana. He has been featured on the Today Show, ABC News, NPR, and in the New York Times, the Economist, and The Guardian (UK). He lives in Greencastle, Indiana.

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