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  • Published: 29 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141906317
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Gut Feelings

Short Cuts to Better Decision Making




Think less - and know more.

A sportsman can catch a ball without calculating its speed or distance. A group of amateurs beat the experts at playing the stock market. A man falls for the right woman even though she's 'wrong' on paper. All these people succeeded by trusting their instincts - but how does it work?

In Gut Feelings psychologist and behavioural expert Gerd Gigerenzer reveals the secrets of fast and effective decision-making. He explains that, in an uncertain world, sometimes we have to ignore too much information and rely on our brain's 'short cut', or heuristic. By explaining how intuition works and analyzing the techniques that people use to make good decisions - whether it's in personnel selection or heart surgery - Gigerenzer will show you why gut thinking can change your world.

  • Published: 29 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141906317
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Gerd Gigerenzer

Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and former Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books on heuristics and decision-making, including Reckoning with Risk.

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Praise for Gut Feelings

Fascinating and provocative . Gut Feelings may well be the recipe for a simpler, less stressful life

Sunday Times

Gigerenzer's writing is catchily optimistic and slyly funny . devillish

Steven Poole, Guardian

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