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The Resource Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think, Denise D. Cummins

Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think, Denise D. Cummins

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Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think
Title
Good thinking
Title remainder
seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think
Statement of responsibility
Denise D. Cummins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Do you know what economists mean when they refer to you as a "rational agent"? Or why a psychologist might label your idea a "creative insight"? Or how a philosopher could be logical but also passionate in persuading you to obey "moral imperatives"? Or why scientists disagree about the outcomes of experiments comparing drug treatments and disease risk factors? After reading this book, you will be wiser in two ways: You will know how the best and brightest thinkers judge the ways we decide, argue, solve problems, and tell right from wrong. But you will also understand why, when we don't meet these standards, it is not always a bad thing. The answers are rooted in the way the human brain has been evolutionarily wired over time to make us kinder and more generous than economists think we ought to be, and more resistant to change and persuasion than scientists and scholars think we ought to be"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NRAND
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Cummins, Denise D
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rational choice theory
  • Intellect
  • Game theory
Label
Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think, Denise D. Cummins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Rational choice: choosing what is most likely to give you what you want; 3. Game theory: when you're not the only one choosing; 4. Moral decision-making: how we tell right from wrong; 5. The game of logic; 6. What causes what?; 7. Hypothesis testing: truth and evidence; 8. Problem solving: another way of getting what you want; 9. Analogy: this is like that
Control code
000049175733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780521145503
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think, Denise D. Cummins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Rational choice: choosing what is most likely to give you what you want; 3. Game theory: when you're not the only one choosing; 4. Moral decision-making: how we tell right from wrong; 5. The game of logic; 6. What causes what?; 7. Hypothesis testing: truth and evidence; 8. Problem solving: another way of getting what you want; 9. Analogy: this is like that
Control code
000049175733
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780521145503
Other physical details
illustrations

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