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Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment

Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780521796798
ISBN 10: 521796792
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2002-07-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 882
List Price: $69.99

This book compiles psychologists' best attempts to answer important questions about intuitive judgment.


An anthology of new and existing contributions in which psychologists from around the world examine how people decide whether a benefit is worth the cost, whether someone would make a good parent, whether the left flank is adequately protected, and other fuzzy questions. They explain that judgment under uncertainty is often based not on formal and extensive algorithmic processing, but on a limited number of simplifying heuristics that typically yield accurate judgments but can also generate systematic error. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)