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 bargains a smart 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 while are such ideals suspect? Thomas Gilovich bargains a advisor to the fallacy of the most obvious in lifestyle. Illustrating his issues with examples, and helping them with the newest study findings, he files the cognitive, social, and motivational strategies that distort our innovations, ideals, judgments and judgements. In a speedily altering global, the biases and stereotypes that support us procedure an overload of advanced details unavoidably distort what we wish to think is truth. information of our propensity to make those systematic error, Gilovich argues, is step one to better research and motion.

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