Everyday Irrationality: How Pseudo- Scientists, Lunatics, And The Rest Of Us Systematically Fail To Think Rationally, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Everyday Irrationality

How Pseudo- Scientists, Lunatics, And The Rest Of Us Systematically Fail To Think Rationally, 1st Edition

By Robyn Dawes

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Robyn Dawes defines irrationality as adhering to beliefs that are inherently self-contradictory, not just incorrect, self-defeating, or the basis of poor decisions. Such beliefs are unfortunately common. Witness two examples: the belief that child sexual abuse can be diagnosed by observing symptoms typically resulting from such abuse, rather than s

Table of Contents

1 Irrationality Is Abundant, 2 Irrationality Has Consequences, 3 Irrationality: Emotional, Cognitive, Both, or Neither?, 4 Irrationality as a "Reasonable" Response to an Incomplete Specification, 5 Probabilistic Rationality and Irrationality, 6 Three Specific Irrationalities of Probabilistic Judgment, 7 Good Stories, 8 Connecting Ourselves with Others, Without Recourse to a Good Story, 9 Sexual Abuse Hysteria, 10 Figure Versus Ground (Entry Value Versus Default Value), 11 Rescuing Human Rationality

About the Author

Robyn Dawes is the author of over 150 articles and four books, the latest being House of Cards, and Rational Choice in an Uncertain World, which won the William James Award from the American Psychological Association. He has degrees from Harvard, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and is now teaching at the Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General