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The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds / Michael Lewis.

Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author. (Author).
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  • 18 of 25 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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2 current holds with 25 total copies.

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Kershaw - Camden Library 612.82 LEW (Text) 33255003372555 Adult NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393254594 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360).
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- The cloud of possibility -- Coda: Bora-Bora.
Summary, etc.: Examines the history of behavioral economics, discussing the theory of Israeli psychologists who wrote the original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process and the influence it has had on evidence-based regulation.
The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield—both had important careers in the Israeli military—and their 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 room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn’t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind. -- publisher.
Subject: Cognitive neuroscience.
Neurosciences.
Decision making.
Statistical decision.
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