Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking - Richard E. NisbettLondon: Allen Lane, 2015, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs;
From the cover: “Thinking harder is about to become a whole lot easier.
There is vastly more going on in our heads than we realize: a huge amount of what influences our judgments operates under cover of darkness. In this ground-breaking new book, world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett shines a new light on the shadowy world of the way we think: how we do it, how we fudge it and how to fix it. It’s a lightning tour of human reasoning that will transform the way you solve problems.
Drawing on decades of research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from psychology to economics, Nisbett offers a toolkit that will allow you to think differently and make wiser decisions about things that crop up in everyday life. These tools have been developed by philosophers, logicians, statisticians and psychologists over the centuries, and now they can help you. From detecting errors in reasoning to interrogating the health-scare stories we read in the media, from the links between elaborate weddings and marriage length to how Obama’s campaign team made donations increase by 140%, Nisbett shows that anyone can learn and apply these powerful problem-solving concepts to almost any situation.
Mindware shows how drawing on the most powerful tools of reasoning ever developed can help to make our lives, and the lives of those around us, better.”