André Kukla is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, in both the Departments of Psychology and of Philosophy. He has published numerous philosop. 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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These types of unmindfulness are the mental traps. He helps us out of dark mental ditches into which we have fallen.

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Enjoy the game of learning to identify them in the activities of daily life. Or living for the future, not for today? The Menfal of Thought Watching show more. How is refusing to eat olives like toiling at a job that has long ago lost all satisfaction? Used – Very Good.

Readers will be enlightened and entertained, as well as improved. He is the respected author of more than sixty articles and six books on those subject menntal. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. As far as I know, Mental Traps is the only book ever written from the first-person plural point of view. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Kukkla to over one million happy customers. Philosophy Personal Growth Category: Again, what can seem to be a very inconsequential habit can actually signal bigger, more detrimental problems in our ways of thinking.


Mental Traps Reader’s Guide

Devoting a chapter to each, he provides simple examples to help us to identify mental traps in our own thinking — and to recognize why it would andrw beneficial to change our ways. You will have to read the book yourself to know what I mean. As is the case with the previous mental mistake, amplification is not taps bad. All in all, a must read. He has published numerous philosophical and psychological articles and books, including books by the Oxford and MIT Presses. Best book easy energy exercise future goal house inspiration people phone shopping skill time.

And when you see the traps with total clarity, they fall away by themselves. The content of the book is based on my engagement with Buddhist literature, as well as with living teachers. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Used book in good condition.

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Just as Buddhism, from which the author has drawn many of his ideas, teaches that we should perform mdntal of our acts ahdre, Kukla suggests that we make a conscious effort to step back, clear our minds, and simply observe how our thoughts develop. Looking for More Great Reads? I almost procrastinated in writing this kjkla, but being mindful adnre that particular trap enabled me to write the review without further delay! In what ways would doing so improve your day-to-day life?


In the end, both the philosopher and the stand-up comic are people who love to tinker with concepts. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Mental traps are habitual modes of thinking that disturb our ease, take up enormous amounts of our time, and deplete our energy, without accomplishing anything of value for us or anyone else in return.

Everyone faced a painful and sometimes oppressive expectation that robs our time. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. And I would have organized the book into chapters that presented the problem, then the proposed solution, rather than describing all the problems and having one ‘solution’ chapter at the end.

There are eleven mental traps outlined and discussed in great detail.

Mental Traps: Stupid Things That Sane People Do to Mess Up Their Minds

Kukla divides his time between Toronto and Hawaii. What I learned from these introspective exercises has greatly improved the quality of my life.

With intelligence and wit, professor Andre Kukla shows how to identify and free yourself from 11 time-wasting mental traffic jams: