How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

Thomas Gilovich


Thomas Gilovich deals a sensible and readable advisor to the fallacy of the most obvious in daily life.

When do we belief what we believe—that "teams and avid gamers have successful streaks," that "flattery works," or that "the extra those who agree, the much more likely they're to be right"—and whilst are such ideals suspect? Thomas Gilovich deals a consultant to the fallacy of the most obvious in daily life. Illustrating his issues with examples, and helping them with the most recent examine findings, he files the cognitive, social, and motivational strategies that distort our strategies, ideals, judgments and judgements. In a swiftly altering international, the biases and stereotypes that support us approach an overload of complicated info unavoidably distort what we wish to think is fact. wisdom of our propensity to make those systematic mistakes, Gilovich argues, is step one to more suitable research and motion.

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