How We Know What Isn'T So by Thomas GilovichHow We Know What Isn'T So by Thomas Gilovich

How We Know What Isn'T So

byThomas Gilovich

Paperback | March 5, 1993

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Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.

When can we trust what we believe—that "teams and players have winning streaks," that "flattery works," or that "the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right"—and when are such beliefs suspect? Thomas Gilovich offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. Illustrating his points with examples, and supporting them with the latest research findings, he documents the cognitive, social, and motivational processes that distort our thoughts, beliefs, judgments and decisions. In a rapidly changing world, the biases and stereotypes that help us process an overload of complex information inevitably distort what we would like to believe is reality. Awareness of our propensity to make these systematic errors, Gilovich argues, is the first step to more effective analysis and action.

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Title:How We Know What Isn'T SoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.6 inPublished:March 5, 1993Publisher:Free Press

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ISBN - 10:0029117062

ISBN - 13:9780029117064

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Gilovich illustrates his points with vivid examples and supports them with the latest research findings in a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.