- Paperback: 334 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (June 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0134450736
- ISBN-13: 978-0134450735
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,104,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Human Inference: Strategies and Shortcomings of Social Judgement
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but it is also of great interest to a more general
The subject of the book is how humans think and make
decisions. Since we all do this, and how well we do
this has a considerable impact on our quality of life,
this is one book that I believe should be part of
The book is written for undergraduate students in
social psychology so it is heavier reading than popular
psychology books, but it is correspondingly more
detailed and informative.
--- from book's Preface
Example? "The vividness criterion." Here, we use dramatic examples to shape our decisions. This is otherwise referred to as the "fallacy of the dramatic illustration." People often do not think through whether the dramatic instance is really typical. As a result, they may make decisins on the basis of poor information.
A fine book that sheds light on how we make decisions.
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