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Why we make mistakes : how we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average / Joseph T. Hallinan.

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Coldwater Branch 153 HAL (Text) 35401424685070 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780767928052 (hardback) :
  • ISBN: 0767928059
  • Physical Description: 283 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-273) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
We look but don't always see -- We all search for meaning -- We connect the dots -- We wear rose-colored glasses -- We can walk and chew gum but not much else -- We're in the wrong frame of mind -- We skim -- We like things tidy -- Men shoot first -- We all think we're above average -- We'd rather wing it -- We don't constrain ourselves -- The grass does look greener.
Summary, etc.:
Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error, and delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics to discover why some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone.
Subject: Failure (Psychology)
Errors.

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