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The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a collaboration between two men who became heroes in the university and on the battlefield -- both had important careers in the Israeli military -- and whose research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any...
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Edition Statement :
Introduction: The problem that never goes away -- Man boobs -- The outsider -- The insider -- Errors -- The collision -- The mind's rules -- The rules of prediction -- Going viral -- Birth of the warrior psychologist -- The isolation effect -- The rules of undoing -- This cloud of possibility -- Coda: Bora-Bora.
Physical Description :
362 pages ; 25 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -360).