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Pinter & Martin, 2007 - Psychology - 258 pages
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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User Review  - PaolaM - LibraryThing

This is the first pop science book on rationality I ever read, and it made a great impression on me. Of course, this is now more than twenty years old (the first edition dates from 1992), and probably ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thruston - LibraryThing

Good insights into how people think irrationally, very strong on evidence from psychological studies, with thorough academic references at the back. Nevertheless very readable and informative. There's ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Stuart Sutherland was Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex. A prolific columnist and contributor to the New York Times, he is best known for his books Irrationality and Breakdown.

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