Adaptive Thinking by Gerd Gigerenzer
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Adaptive Thinking
By Gerd Gigerenzer

Adaptive Thinking

Rationality in the Real World

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Adaptive Thinking by Gerd Gigerenzer

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Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This vital book is about rethinking rationality as adaptive thinking: to understand how minds cope with their environments, both ecological and social. Gerd Gigerenzer proposes and illustrates a bold new research program that investigates the psychology of rationality, introducing the concepts of ecological, bounded, and social rationality. His path-breaking collection takes research on thinking, social intelligence, creativity, and decision-making out of an ethereal world where the laws of logic and probability reign, and places it into our real world of human behavior and interaction. Adaptive Thinking is accessibly written for general readers with an interest in psychology, cognitive science, economics, sociology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and animal behavior. It also teaches a practical audience, such as physicians, AIDS counselors, and experts in criminal law, how to understand and communicate uncertainties and risks.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195153729
ISBN-10: 0195153723
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 154mm x 20mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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 was previously a professor of psychology at The University of Chicago and other institutions. His books include the recent Simple Heuristics that Make Us Smart (Oxford, 1999).

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