The point of the Sesame chapter seemed to be the "stickiness" factor?
The chapter about Goetz and the rise and fall of NY City crime seems to have some political implications especially in light of the impending foreclosures because of the subprime interest mtg market.
quote: "what we think of as inner states--preferences and emotions--are actually powerfully and imperceptibly influenced by seemingly inconsequential personal influences."
To back up that statement, he gives examples:
1. The ABC Peter Jennings example and
2. the Goetz on the subway example and
3. the Zimbardo/Stanford example and
4. the cheating on a test example and
5. the FAE which is human beings overestimating the importance of fundamental character traits and underestimating the importance of the situation and the context when it comes to interpreting other peole's behavior.
I've been watching that in my day to day life. In other words, how are my preferences and emotions influenced by seemingly inconsequential personal influences?
Does he give enough evidence to back up his 150 people tipping point theory? Because it seems it's a powerful point especially in regards to smaller schools. His examples:
1. Gore Associates
I haven't finished the book yet....these are some of my thoughts so far. I am enjoying this book. And I've noticed people talking about it. So I'm really glad that this book was picked for our group.
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