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The intelligence trap : why smart people make dumb mistakes / David Robson.

Robson, David G., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.
  • 6 of 11 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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Juniata County Library 153.9 ROB (Text) 39640100569084 JUNM Non-Fiction New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393651423
  • ISBN: 0393651428
  • Physical Description: viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

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The downsides of intelligence : how a high -- IQ, education and expertise can fuel stupidity -- The rise and fall of the termites : what intelligence is ; and what it is not -- Entangled arguments : the dangers of "dysrationalia' -- The curse of knowledge : the beauty and fragility of the expert mind -- Escaping the intelligence trap : a toolkit for reasoning and decision making -- Moral algebra : towards the science of evidence-based wisdom -- Your emotional compass : the power of self-reflection -- A bullshit detection kit : how to recognise lies and misinformation -- The art of successful learning : how evidence-based wisdom can improve your memory -- Tortoises and hares : why smart people fail to learn -- The benefits of eating bitter : East Asian education and the three principles of deep learning -- The folly and wisdom of the crowd : how teams and organisations can avoid the intelligence trap -- The makings of a "dream team' : how to build a supergroup -- Stupidity spreading like wildfire : why disasters occur ; and how to stop them.
Summary, etc.:
"An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do -- and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error" -- From book jacket.
Subject: Intellect.
Fallibility.
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