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Rationality for mortals : risk and rules of thumb

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Evolution and cognition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume collects Gigerenzer's recent articles on the psychology of rationality. This volume should appeal, like the earlier volumes, to a broad mixture of cognitive psychologists, philosophers,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Gigerenzer
ISBN: 9780195328981 0195328981
OCLC Number: 226974513
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Bounded and Rational ; 2. Fast and Frugal heuristics ; 3. Rules of Thumb in Animals and Humans ; 4. I Think, Therefore I Err ; 5. Striking a Blow for Sanity in Theories of Rationality ; 6. Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire ; 7. What's in a Sample? A Manual for Building Cognitive Theories ; 8. "A 30% Chance of Rain Tomorrow" ; 9. Simple Tools for Understanding Risks: From Innumeracy to Insight ; 10. The Evolution of Statistical Thinking ; 11. Mindless Statistics ; 12. Children Can Solve Bayesian Problems ; 13. In the year 2054" Innumeracy Defeated ; References ; Subject Index ; Name index
Series Title: Evolution and cognition.
Responsibility: Gerd Gigerenzer.

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