Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? Gut Feelings delivers the science behind Malcolm Gladwell?s Blink Reflection and reason. Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making, Penguin Books, (1st ed. ) ISBN £ (paperback). In a conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer, this German psychologist looks My research indicates that gut feelings are based on simple rules of.

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Social intelligence, for example, relies on powerful intuitive tools including trust, deception, identification, rumor, wishful thinking, and cooperation. Good instincts, Gigerenzer said, rely on rules of thumb, known as heuristics, wherein you focus on the most important information and ignore the rest. La inteligencia del inconsciente.

See all books by Gerd Gigerenzer. That’s why when I start thinking about my actions when driving I tend to drive poorer or lose confidence in my driving, whereas if I just drive without thinking I drive as good as always.


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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Amateur investors with moderate knowledge will beat professional fund managers by exercising their hunches. The Intelligence of the Unconscious you kind of have to stop making sense to borrow from the Talking Heads or at least let go of the idea that everything has to make sense.

If the discrepancy is not wide enough, you scroll down the list and compare the second most essential criterion until you find the wide enough discrepancy. Facing two glasses, one full of water and the other one empty and then hut empty glass is half filled in with the wated from the guf glass, when asked to move the half empty glass, peop;e will move the previously full of water glass.

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He is currently the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, and lectures around the world on the importance of proper risk education for everyone from school-age… More about Gerd Gigerenzer.

For example, many scientists—and average people—believe that looking at and carefully weighing twenty factors will lead to a better decision than relying on only one or two factors.

Racial prejudice is an intuitive feelingx in action.

Jun 19, M L rated it really liked it Shelves: Page 27 Page Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? I highly suggest reading these two well written and important books together. After hearing this book described as the “science behind Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink ,” I thought that it might be inaccessible and filled with jargon.

That’s possibly because their brains have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to read the cues of nonverbal infants and know when they’re hurting.

Should he tabulate every criterion of schools, even thought he has no idea which ones have effects on drop out rate?

Dec 29, Tucker rated it liked it Shelves: However, I didn’t think any of the core ideas were super insightful and most of the studies cited seemed a bit flawed or at least inconclusive.

These rules are usually extremely simply, yet most of us cannot articulate the formulation or rationale of them. Simple heuristics allow us to navigate complex statistical problems better than chance – and even better than experts – in many situations.

Throughout the book he defends simple, unconscious thought processes what we would call intuitionwhich are usually ignored in favor of complex formulas. In most cases that will make people happiest. For example, Gigerenzer’s discussion of the recognition heuristic claims that familiarity with the name Chernobyl, and not reasoning, permits most people to estimate accurately the relative size of the city: So far, it’s educational, well-researched, and fun to read.


ger Jan 12, Jen rated it liked it. It may be a minor point but is noticeable that some of the logical arguments are a little bit flawed. The quality of intuition lies in the intelligence of the unconscious: Try flipping a coin; if you’re upset by the result, you have gigerenzzer instinctive answer, Gigerenzer said.

This was an enjoyable read about what is being discovered about the logic of the unconscious. De kracht van je intuitie. How does intuition work?

Going with your gut – Chicago Tribune

German psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer begs to differ. The Intelligence of the Unconscious,” Gigerenzer tells the story of a friend who struggled to choose between two women he was dating, so he invoked the advice Benjamin Franklin famously gave a nephew in a similar situation, which was to write the pros and cons in separate columns, assign a value to each entry and determine how the scales tip.

To ask other readers questions about Gut Feelingsplease sign up. So, if you want to save yourself the time and expense of taking a Cognitive Science course, this book is a pretty good solution.

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Excerpts reprinted in R. I just didn’t find myself very compelled by this gkgerenzer. Overall, Gut Feelings is a fascinating discussion of human social behavior by a well respected expert.