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How we know what isn't so : the fallibility of human reason in everyday life

Author: Thomas Gilovich
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Free Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pt. 1. Cognitive determinants of questionable beliefs. Something out of nothing : the misperception and misinterpretation of random data -- Too much from too little : the misinterpretation of incomplete and unrepresentative data -- Seeing what we expect to see : the biased evaluation of ambiguous and inconsistent data -- Pt. 2. Motivational and social determinants of questionable beliefs. Seeing what we want to see  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Judgment
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Gilovich, Thomas.
How we know what isn't so.
New York, N.Y. : Free Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)644973688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Gilovich
ISBN: 0029117054 9780029117057 0029117062 9780029117064
OCLC Number: 22956975
Description: vii, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Gilovich.

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Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.  Read more...

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