"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell Book Review by Writing Specialists

"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell
A discussion regarding the book 'Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking' by Malcolm Gladwell.
# 92632 | 3,458 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Psychology (General) , Business (General)

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This paper reviews the book 'Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking' by Malcolm Gladwell. According to the paper, 'Blink' is about the things that you pick up in a single glance that you may not even know about. The idea is that, before an individual figures out why he prefers one thing, he often has feelings or hunches about it. We may not even be aware of these feelings, or we may just have a hunch that something is right. The paper further discusses how these feelings are based on previous experiences and the person may not even be aware that he has a preference.

From the Paper:

"In being aware, we can notice more things in facial expressions. Facial expressions can mean many things, but someone who knows them well can tell a lot about someone through their face and the way that they use it. In a review of facial photos of two different tribes, one researcher could tell a great deal about both tribes just by seeing their faces. He could tell not only whether they were peaceful or angry, but also that they tended toward homosexuality as a tribe. Extensive research into the facial muscles has revealed that there are thousands of combinations of muscle use and features. These sorts of different facial expressions were what was used when the married couples were looked at frame by frame in the study in Chapter 1. The face can be a huge source of information on someone's state of mind, emotions, or thoughts. Some insight into how much we need these facial and non-verbal cues comes from observing at people with autism. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. New York: Little Brown and Company, 2005.

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