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Author Shore, Zachary.

Title Blunder : why smart people make bad decisions / Zachary Shore.

Imprint New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  153.83 Sh78b 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description vii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index.
Summary We all make bad decisions. It's part of being human. The resulting mistakes can be valuable, the story goes, because we learn from them. But do we? Historian Zachary Shore says no, not always, and he has a long list of examples to prove his point. From colonialism to globalization, from gender wars to civil wars, or any circumstance for which our best solutions backfire, Shore demonstrates how rigid thinking can subtly lead us to undermine ourselves. In the process, he identifies seven "cognition traps" to avoid. But he also emphasizes how understanding these seven simple cognition traps can help us all make wiser judgments in our daily lives. For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder shines the penetrating spotlight of history on decision making and the patterns of thought that can lead us all astray.--From publisher description.
Contents Introduction: Keeping current -- Exposure anxiety : the fear of being seen as weak -- Causefusion : confusing the causes of complex events -- Flatview : seeing the world in one dimension -- Cure-allism : believing that one size really fits all -- Infomania : the obsessive relationship to information -- Mirror imaging : thinking the other side thinks like us -- Static cling : refusal to accept a changing world -- Cognition trapped in Iraq -- Working toward wisdom.
Subject Decision making.
Problem solving.
Cognitive therapy.
Decision Making.
Problem Solving.
Cognitive therapy. (OCoLC)fst01432033
Decision making. (OCoLC)fst00889035
Errors. (OCoLC)fst00915038
Intellect. (OCoLC)fst00975732
Problem solving. (OCoLC)fst01077890
Stupidity. (OCoLC)fst01136261
Added Title Why smart people make bad decisions
ISBN 9781596912427 (hc)

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