The Man Who Lied To His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

  • 7h 46m 55s
  • Clifford Nass, Corina Yen
  • Gildan Media
  • 2010

Books like Predictably Irrational and Sway have revolutionized how we view human behavior. Now, Stanford professor Clifford Nass has discovered a set of rules for effective human relationships, drawn from an unlikely source: his study of our interactions with computers.

Based on his decades of research, Nass demonstrates that-although we might deny it-we treat computers and other devices like people: we empathize with them, argue with them, form bonds with them. We even lie to them to protect their feelings.

In this Audiobook

  • INTRODUCTION: Why I Study Computers to Uncover Social Strategies
  • CHAPTER 1. Praise and Criticism
  • CHAPTER 2. Personality
  • CHAPTER 3. Teams and Team Building
  • CHAPTER 4. Emotion
  • CHAPTER 5. Persuasion