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Being wrong : adventures in the margin of error

Author: Kathryn Schulz
Publisher: New York : Ecco, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Journalist "explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken, and how this attitude toward error corrodes relationships." She claims that "error is both a given and a gift -- one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schulz, Kathryn.
Being wrong.
New York : Ecco, ©2010
(OCoLC)609651971
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Schulz
ISBN: 9780061997938 0061997935
OCLC Number: 668227973
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 405 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The idea of error. Wrongology ; Two models of wrongness --
The origins of error. Our senses ; Our minds, part one: Knowing, not knowing, and making it up ; Our minds, part two: Belief ; Our minds, part three: Evidence ; Our society ; The allure of certainty --
The experience of error. Being wrong ; How wrong? ; Denial and acceptance ; Heartbreak ; Transformation --
Embracing error. The paradox of error ; The optimistic meta-induction from the history of everything.
Responsibility: Kathryn Schulz.

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Journalist "explores why we find it so gratifying to be right and so maddening to be mistaken, and how this attitude toward error corrodes relationships." She claims that "error is both a given and a gift -- one that can transform our worldviews, our relationships, and, most profoundly, ourselves."

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