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Sources of power : how people make decisions

Author: Gary A Klein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1999, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled. Gary Klein is one of the developers of the naturalistic decision making approach, which views people as inherently skilled and experienced and documents human strengths and capabilities that so far have been downplayed or ignored.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary A Klein
ISBN: 0262611465 9780262611466 9780262112277 0262112272
OCLC Number: 85793159
Description: xviii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Chronicling the strengths used in making difficult decisions --
Learning from the firefighters --
The recognition-primed decision model --
The power of intuition --
The power of mental simulation --
The Vincennes shootdown --
Mental simulation and decision making --
The power to spot leverage points --
Nonlinear aspects of problem solving --
The power to see the invisible --
The power of stories --
The power of metaphors and analogues --
The power to read minds --
The power of the team mind --
The power of rational analysis and the problem of hyperrationality --
Why good people make poor decisions --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Gary Klein.

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Most studies of decision-making treat humans like rats in a laboratory. But Dr. Klein, a cognitive psychologist, spent a decade watching fire commanders, fighter pilots, paramedics, and others making Read more...

 
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