How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

Category: Humanities
Author: Thomas Gilovich
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by ci5er   2020-10-29
1) I have for a long time. Now with Kindles, I don't have to load 10 paperbacks into my computer bag every time I go on a global jaunt. A lot of time in airplanes and hotels gives you a lot of time for this (on average - which is why I said "per week", not "per day"). But, most under 250 page non-fiction books can be polished off in less than two hours. A lot of people spend two-hours/day watching some Netflix movie - this is the same thing.

2) I guess the ones that are based on subjective interpretation instead of objective fact (whatever that is today). There is a book called "How we know what isn't so" (https://www.amazon.com/How-Know-What-Isnt-Fallibility-dp-002...), and it talks a fair amount about humans can clash by developing different interpretations of reality that they think are really real. I guess this isn't "touchy-feely"; I guess it is just that the reason I got into engineering is that machines are a lot more predictable and understandable than humans (to me). I did not mean to denigrate anyone's choice of book; I just didn't have a better term at hand (I still don't!)

by HanQi   2019-07-31
I love psychology!When I was an undergraduate I read a lot of psychology books and take some courses which totally change my life .

I figure out that introduction to psychology is pretty boring to me because it is too broad and not relevant with everyday life ,so I highly recommend to learn two significant branches of psychology:

Positive Psychology :https://www.amazon.com/How-Know-What-Isnt-Fallibility/dp/002...

Modern psychology is very interesting and powerful,enjoy it!