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Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Extraordinary Popular Delusions Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 9780486147871
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 112
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DIVClassic survey of crowd psychology takes an illuminating, entertaining look at 3 historic swindles: "The Mississippi Scheme," "The South-Sea Bubble," and "Tulipomania." Essential reading for investors. /div



Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 BCUL:1094403614
Release 1852
Pages 318
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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay, first published in 1852, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.



Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 9788026879893
Release 2017-09-13
Pages 619
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This edition represents an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its subjects in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". MacKay was an accomplished teller of stories, though he wrote in a journalistic and somewhat sensational style. The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, crusades, duels, economic bubbles, fortune-telling, haunted houses, the Drummer of Tedworth, the influence of politics and religion on the shapes of beards and hair, magnetisers (influence of imagination in curing disease), murder through poisoning, prophecies, popular admiration of great thieves, popular follies of great cities, and relics. Present-day writers on economics, such as Michael Lewis and Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles. Scientist and astronomer Carl Sagan mentioned the book in his own discussion about pseudoscience, popular delusions, and hoaxes. Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter.



The Witch Mania

The Witch Mania Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 9781455447695
Release 2018-03-01
Pages 435
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Excerpt from Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. The essay begins: "The belief that disembodied spirits may be permitted to revisitthis world, has its foundation upon that sublime hope of immortality,which is at once the chief solace and greatest triumph of our reason.Even if revelation did not teach us, we feel that we have that withinus which shall never die; and all our experience of this life butmakes us cling the more fondly to that one repaying hope. Butin the early days of "little knowledge," this grand belief became thesource of a whole train of superstitions, which, in their turn, becamethe fount from whence flowed a deluge of blood and horror. Europe, fora period of two centuries and a half, brooded upon the idea, not onlythat parted spirits walked the earth to meddle in the affairs of men,but that men had power to summon evil spirits to their aid to work woeupon their fellows. An epidemic terror seized upon the nations; no manthought himself secure, either in his person or possessions, from themachinations of the devil and his agents. Every calamity that befellhim, he attributed to a witch."



Charles Mackay s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Charles Mackay   s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Author Tim Phillips
ISBN-10 9781907755903
Release 2009-01-31
Pages 120
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Tim Phillips’ thoroughly up-to-date interpretation of Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a classic of popular psychology, illustrates the principles of Mackay’s analysis of financial bubbles with modern examples to enable 21st century readers to understand crowd psychology and invest wisely.



Extraordinary Popular Delusions the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions   the Madness of Crowds Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 051788433X
Release 1980
Pages 740
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A complete repackaging of the classic work about grand-scale madness, major schemes, and bamboozlement--and the universal human susceptibility to all three. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions, from witch burnings to the Great Crusades to the prophecies of Nostradamus.



Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusi 3n de Confusiones

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusi  3n de Confusiones Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 0471133124
Release 1996
Pages 214
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A study of crowd behavior includes two landmark books of the past, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusions de Confusions, that show how markets are shaped by the fluctuations of mob psychology. Reprint.



Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Author LL D CHARLES. MACKAY
ISBN-10 9387513521
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 386
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If you've ever wondered where popular catch phrases and slang comes from or why men's beards go in and out of fashion, then this book is for you. How often do you come across a book that can explain most everything? Much of today's news has a basis in prior historical events. The internet IPO market shares striking similarities to the Dutch "tulip mania" of the 1600's. The conflict in the Middle East can trace its roots to the Crusades. The recent satanic child abuse trials are reminiscent of the European witch trials of the 1400s-1600s. This complete two-volume edition demonstrates that the madness and confusion of crowds knows no limits, and has no temporal bounds. Here are astonishing and entertaining tales of thievery, greed and madness. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions from haunted houses and the prophecies of Nostradamus to speculative excess. Charles MacKay explains it all in this classic edition.



Medora Leigh

Medora Leigh Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4097255
Release 1869
Pages 280
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Medora Leigh has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Medora Leigh also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Medora Leigh book for free.



The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds Author
ISBN-10 9780385721707
Release 2005
Pages 306
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.



Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Financial Panics and Manias

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Financial Panics and Manias Author Charles Mackay
ISBN-10 1578987660
Release 2009-05
Pages 108
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REPRINT. 106 pp. Mackay's original work, first published in 1841 in three volumes, is an account of irrational human behavior across many spectra. Financial panics, occultism, witch mania and the crusades were among the topics he covered. The present edition reprints only those portions of Mackay's original work that deal with financial mania and panics.Among the alleged bubbles or financial manias described by Mackay is the South Sea Company bubble of 1711-1720, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719-1720, and the Dutch tulip mania of the early seventeenth century. According to Mackay, during this bubble, speculators from all walks of life bought and sold tulip bulbs and even futures contracts on them. Allegedly some tulip bulb varieties briefly became the most expensive objects in the world during 1637.Financier Bernard Baruch credited the lessons he learned from Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds with his decision to sell all his stock ahead of the financial crash of 1929.



Psychology of the Stock Market

Psychology of the Stock Market Author George Charles Selden
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B279528
Release 1912
Pages 120
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"This book is based upon the belief that the movements of prices on the exchanges are dependent to a very large degree on the mental attitude of the investing and trading public ... [and] is intended chiefly as a practical help to that considerable part of the community which is interested, directly or indirectly, in the markets.--p. [3].



Tulipmania

Tulipmania Author Anne Goldgar
ISBN-10 9780226301303
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 446
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In the 1630s the Netherlands was gripped by tulipmania: a speculative fever unprecedented in scale and, as popular history would have it, folly. We all know the outline of the story—how otherwise sensible merchants, nobles, and artisans spent all they had (and much that they didn’t) on tulip bulbs. We have heard how these bulbs changed hands hundreds of times in a single day, and how some bulbs, sold and resold for thousands of guilders, never even existed. Tulipmania is seen as an example of the gullibility of crowds and the dangers of financial speculation. But it wasn’t like that. As Anne Goldgar reveals in Tulipmania, not one of these stories is true. Making use of extensive archival research, she lays waste to the legends, revealing that while the 1630s did see a speculative bubble in tulip prices, neither the height of the bubble nor its bursting were anywhere near as dramatic as we tend to think. By clearing away the accumulated myths, Goldgar is able to show us instead the far more interesting reality: the ways in which tulipmania reflected deep anxieties about the transformation of Dutch society in the Golden Age. “Goldgar tells us at the start of her excellent debunking book: ‘Most of what we have heard of [tulipmania] is not true.’. . . She tells a new story.”—Simon Kuper, Financial Times



Delusions and the Madness of the Masses

Delusions and the Madness of the Masses Author Lawrie Reznek
ISBN-10 9781442206052
Release 2010
Pages 225
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According to the author, there is an alarming inclination for people to succumb to delusional thinking. Contrary to popular opinion, such thought processes are not limited to the mentally ill. Instead, there is growing evidence to show that large segments of the public harbor a wide variety of delusions, none of which are innocent, and many of which are pushing our societies to the brink of war. This book aims to understand the nature of delusions and how they are generated. By providing a deeper understanding of delusions, the author challenges the assumption that a whole community cannot be deluded, concluding that even very large groups of people can be considered collectively mad. Reznek offers case studies of madness both in individuals and in society throughout the book, relieving the reader of requiring a first-hand experience of psychosis, and revealing the nature of delusions as they affect us all.



Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Author Charles MacKay
ISBN-10 1721742492
Release 2018-06-25
Pages 664
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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds author: Charles MacKay Popular delusions began so early, spread so widely, and have lasted so long, that instead of two or three volumes, fifty would scarcely suffice to detail their history. The present may be considered more of a miscellany of delusions than a history--a chapter only in the great and awful book of human folly which yet remains to be written, and which Porson once jestingly said he would write in five hundred volumes! Interspersed are sketches of some lighter matters, --amusing instances of the imitativeness and wrongheadedness of the people, rather than examples of folly and delusion.Religious matters have been purposely excluded as incompatible with the limits prescribed to the present work; a mere list of them would alone be sufficient to occupy a volume. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.



Citizen Inquiry

Citizen Inquiry Author Christothea Herodotou
ISBN-10 9781315458595
Release 2017-09-11
Pages 238
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Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning is the first book of its kind to bring together the concepts of citizen science and inquiry-based learning to illustrate the pedagogical advantages of this approach. It shifts the emphasis of scientific investigations from scientists to the general public, by educating learners of all ages to determine their own research agenda and devise their own investigations underpinned by a model of scientific inquiry. ‘Citizen inquiry’ is an original approach to research education that refers to mass participation of the public in joining inquiry-led scientific investigations. Using a range of practical case studies underpinned by the theory of inquiry-based learning, this book has significant implications for teaching and learning through exploration of how new technologies can be used to engage with scientific research. Key features include: a new perspective on science education and science practice through crowd-sourced research explanation of the benefits of this innovative approach to teaching and learning a steady shift of emphasis from theory to application for readers to understand thoroughly the current state of research in the field and its applications to practice examples of practical applications of this approach and recommendations on how successful citizen inquiry applications can be developed. This edited volume is essential reading for academic researchers and professional educators interested in the potential of online technology in all levels of education, from primary and secondary level through to further education and lifelong learning. It will be ideal reading on any undergraduate or postgraduate course involving research methods in education as well as developments in science education and educational software.



Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds 2 vols in 1

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds  2 vols   in 1  Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600026423
Release 1869
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Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds 2 vols in 1 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds 2 vols in 1 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds 2 vols in 1 book for free.