Thinking The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction

ISBN-10: 0062258540
ISBN-13: 9780062258540
Edition: 2013
Authors: John Brockman
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Unlock your mindFrom the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem-solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), Thinking presents original ideas by today's leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.Daniel Kahneman on the power (and pitfalls) of human intuition and "unconscious" thinking • Daniel Gilbert on desire, prediction, and why getting what we want doesn't always make us happy • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the limitations of statistics in guiding decision-making • Vilayanur Ramachandran on the scientific underpinnings of human nature • Simon Baron-Cohen on the startling effects of testosterone on the brain • Daniel C. Dennett on decoding the architecture of the "normal" human mind • Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on mental disorders and the crucial developmental phase of adolescence • Jonathan Haidt, Sam Harris, and Roy Baumeister on the science of morality, ethics, and the emerging synthesis of evolutionary and biological thinking • Gerd Gigerenzer on rationality and what informs our choices

The Normal Well-Tempered Mind
How to Win at Forecasting
Smart Heuristics
Affective Forecasting … Or … The Big Wombassa: What You Think You're Going to Get, and What You Don't Get, When You Get What You Want
Adventures in Behavioral Neurology-Or-What Neurology Can Tell Us About Human Nature
The Social Psychological Narrative-Or-What is Social Psychology, Anyway?
The Adolescent Brain
Essentialism
Testosterone on My Mind and in My Brain
Insight
A Sense of Cleanliness
The Fourth Quadrant: A Map of the Limits of Statistics
Life is the Way the Animal is in the World
Recursion and Human Thought: Why the Pirah� Don't Have Numbers
The New Science of Morality
The Marvels and the Flaws of Intuitive Thinking
Index

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