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

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    Chua, Amy, author.
    The triple package : how three unlikely traits explain the rise and fall of cultural groups in America / Amy Chua, Jed Rubenfeld.
    Publication info:
    New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
    Physical description:
    320 pages ; 25 cm
    Content type:
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    The triple package -- Who's successful in America? -- The superiority complex -- Insecurity -- Impulse control -- The underside of the triple package -- IQ, institutions, and upward mobility -- America.
    "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.
    Local note:
    Mormon content: pages 30-36, 64-68, 134-137, 156-158, 186-188, etc.
    Subject term:
    Temperament--United States.
    Subject term:
    Personality--United States.
    Subject term:
    Ethnic groups--United States.
    Subject term:
    Success--United States.
    Subject term:
    American Dream.
    Added author:
    Rubenfeld, Jed, 1959- author.
    9781594205460 (hardback)
    1594205469 (hardback)

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      BF 798 .C48 2014 1 Book Due: 6/29/2021
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      BF 798 .C48 2014 1 Americana Americana Collection - 1130 HBLL
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