Ranked: Why Do People Think Differently?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: Why Do People Think Differently?


An Ethical Account

  1. Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It by Max H. Bazerman, Ann E. Tenbrunsel

Different Backgrounds

  1. How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
  2. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  3. A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles by Thomas Sowell
  4. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua D. Greene
  5. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Different Wants

Divergent Thinking
  1. In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Jeanne Nemeth
  2. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt, and Stephen J. Dubner
  3. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

The Influence of Culture

  1. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: Tight and Loose Cultures and the Secret Signals that Direct Our Lives by Michele Gelfand
  2. Race And Culture: A World View by Thomas Sowell
  3. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  4. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  5. Japanese Culture: The Religious and Philosophical Foundations by Roger J. Davies

How It Is Known That People Think Differently