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Why we make mistakes : how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average

Author: Joseph T Hallinan
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error, and delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics to discover why some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008030818
(OCoLC)229027710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T Hallinan
ISBN: 9780767931472 0767931475
OCLC Number: 430229199
Description: 1 online resource (283 pages) : illustrations
Contents: We look but don't always see --
We all search for meaning --
We connect the dots --
We wear rose-colored glasses --
We can walk and chew gum- but not much else --
We're in the wrong frame of mind --
We skim --
We like things tidy --
Men shoot first --
We all think we're above average --
We'd rather wing it --
We don't constrain ourselves --
The grass does look greener.
Responsibility: Joseph T. Hallinan.

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Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error, and delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics to discover why some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone.

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