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The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America / Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld.

Authors: Chua, Amy.
Call number: 305.5 CHU
Publication: New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
Publication date: 2014.
Subject: Temperament -- United States.
Personality -- United States.
Ethnic groups -- United States.
Success -- United States.
American Dream.
Title: The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America / Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld.
Physical description: 320 pages ; 25 cm
Summary note: "It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others.Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control--these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success.Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America's most successful groups believe (even if they don't say so aloud) that they're exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. Americans are taught that self-esteem--feeling good about yourself--is the key to a successful life. But in all of America's most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints"-- Provided by publisher.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added author: Rubenfeld, Jed, 1959-
ISBN: 9781594205460 (hardback)
1594205469 (hardback)
LCCN: 2013039970
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1499401
Bib No.: 1499401

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