Intuition: Its Powers and Perils

Kobo ebook | October 1, 2008

byProfessor David G. Myers

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How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis when we play the stock market, choose a mate, hire an employee, or assess our own abilities? In this engaging and accessible book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful-and often amazing-insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.

Drawing on recent psychological research, Myers discusses the powers and perils of intuition when:

 judges and jurors determine who is telling the truth;
mental health workers predict whether someone is at risk for suicide or crime;
coaches, players, and fans decide who has the hot hand or the hot bat;
personnel directors hire new employees;
psychics claim to be clairvoyant or to have premonitions;
and much more.

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How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis when we play the stock market, choose a mate, hire an employee, or assess our own abilities? In this engaging and accessible book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful-and often amazing-insight...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300130279

ISBN - 13:9780300130270

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