The Search for Wisdom in a Troubled Time
By (author) Kenneth R. Hammond
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Beyond Rationality by Kenneth R. Hammond
Book DescriptionKen Hammond has spent over a half-century analysing judgment and decision-making. His long-time focus has been on the dichotomy between judgment theories of correspondence (working to achieve empirical accuracy) and coherence (aiming for rationality and consistency) and the political consequences that can come from not understanding which of these theories people are following. In Beyond Rationality Hammond sums up his work and illustrates it with penetrating case studies on topics such as why Kennedy and Khruschev misunderstood each other, Colin Powell's misjudgments, the modes of thought on the Supreme Court, and much, much more. Hammond has changed the way academics think about decision making; with this book, he aims to show a larger audience why mistaken judgments happen, how to make better decisions, and how to understand the thought modes operating in the political process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195311747
(243mm x 163mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kenneth R. Hammond
Essential Brunswik, Hardback (September 2001)
This title presents a collection of Brunswik's most important papers together with interpretive comments by prominent scholars who explain the intent and development of his thought.
Human Judgment and Social Policy, Paperback (October 2000)
This work focuses on how social policy grows out of the policymaker's judgment about what to do, what can be done, and what ought to be? Answers necessarily emerge from human judgment, and from human error and the unavoidable uncertainty in the world.
Judgment and Decision Making, Hardback (January 2000)
This volume is a revision of Arkes and Hammond's 1986 collection of papers on judgment and decision making.
Judgments Under Stress, Hardback (January 2000)» View all books by Kenneth R. Hammond
Consisting of two parts, the book synthesizes cognitive psychology research into a theoretical framework. Part I provides the reader with background in regards to judgement under stress while Part II discusses a new approach to studying it.
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Author Biography - Kenneth R. Hammond
Kenneth R. Hammond is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Former Director of the Center for Research on Judgment and Policy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A past president of the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making, he is the author of Judgments Under Stress (OUP, 1999), Human Judgment and Social Policy (OUP, 1996) and editor of The Essential Brunswik (OUP, 2001).
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