Mindware - Tools for Smart Thinking

Richard Nisbett

Key Facts and Insights

  1. Cognitive biases - The book delves into how our everyday thinking is plagued by numerous biases that distort our perception of reality.
  2. Heuristics - Nisbett discusses various mental shortcuts or rules of thumb (heuristics) that we use unconsciously and which can lead to both accurate and erroneous judgments.
  3. Statistical reasoning - The book emphasizes the importance of understanding and applying basic statistical principles in our everyday decision-making.
  4. Logic and scientific methodology - Nisbett outlines the basic principles of logic and scientific methodology and how they can be applied to improve our thinking and decision-making.
  5. The...

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