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  1. Irrationality
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  2. Irrationality

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Why do doctors, generals, civil servants and others consistently make wrong decisions that cause enormous harm to others? Irrational beliefs and behaviours are virtually universal. In this iconoclastic book Stuart Sutherland analyses causes of irrationality and examines why we are irrational, the different kinds of irrationality, the damage it does us and the possible cures.

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Stuart Sutherland
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Pinter & Martin Ltd
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is a reissue of a 1992 book, and there are now many books available on cognitive biases. But research in this area since 1992 shows that the book is by no means outdated, and the findings Sutherland reports are generally still valid. So I would say that this book remains one of the better books on cognitive biases, because it has an extensive scope, summarizes many studies, and summarizes the conclusions of those studies, all in a style which is quite readable and sometimes entertaining. I can see how some 'sensitive' readers might get rubbed the wrong way by Sutherland's occasional bluntness, but I like the way he gets to the point and doesn't mince words.

Because the book covers its scope well and I can find no real fault with it, I see no reason to give it less than 5 stars. Here are some key points from the book:

(1) 'Irrationality' involves cognitive processes which are prone to result in inaccurate conclusions or suboptimal decisions relative to... Read more
The book covers most areas of irrational decision making in a way that make it easy to follow and make transferrals to ones own setting. Widely useful
Provocative and interesting reading
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