Summary of Careful
From CAREFUL by Steve Casner. Summarized by arrangement with Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Research psychologist and NASA scientist Steve Casner doesn’t believe accidents are unavoidable – he calls them “preventable injuries.” He explains how human psychological vulnerabilities contribute to car crashes, accidents, mistakes and close calls. Casner says you can avoid most trips to the emergency room by considering what could go wrong and adopting strategies to be more careful. His dry sense of humor, conversational style and relatable case studies make this safety guide eminently readable, even though readers might want more practical advice. getAbstract suggests it for the worriers, klutzes, risk-takers and daredevils in your life.
In this summary, you will learn
- What six psychological vulnerabilities cause most errors and accidents;
- How people get hurt at work, at home and in the car; and
- What strategies can help you stay safer.
About the Author
Research psychologist, NASA scientist and safety speaker Steve Casner contributes to Slate magazine and to scientific publications.