Why we make mistakes : how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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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] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T Hallinan
ISBN: 9780767928069 0767928059 9780767928052 0767928067
OCLC Number: 229027710
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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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Forgive Yourself / Embrace Sleep and Checklists

by dcornwall (WorldCat user published 2009-05-24) Excellent Permalink

This book has a 34 page bibliography. This is important because the author makes extraordinary claims throughout the book. He makes his case well. Because of this, I hope I will be less likely to curse myself for tip-of-the tounge errors.

He also makes a good case that our society should accept...
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