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
Creator
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"--
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Cummins, Denise D
Index
index present
LC call number
BF441
LC item number
.C86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Game theory
  • Rational choice theory
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Game theory
  • Rational choice theory
  • Thought and thinking
  • Handlungstheorie
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 (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Game theory: when you're not the only one choosing -- Rational choice: choosing what is most likely to give you what you want -- Moral decision-making: how we tell right from wrong -- The game of logic -- What causes what? -- Hypothesis testing: truth and evidence -- Problem solving: turning what you don't want into what you want -- Analogical reasoning: this is like that
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780521192040
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011048651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767825045
  • (OCoLC)ocn767825045
Label
Good thinking : seven powerful ideas that influence the way we think, Denise D. Cummins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Game theory: when you're not the only one choosing -- Rational choice: choosing what is most likely to give you what you want -- Moral decision-making: how we tell right from wrong -- The game of logic -- What causes what? -- Hypothesis testing: truth and evidence -- Problem solving: turning what you don't want into what you want -- Analogical reasoning: this is like that
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 199 pages
Isbn
9780521192040
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011048651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767825045
  • (OCoLC)ocn767825045

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