Feb 23, 2009
Over the last decades, new experiments have changed science's picture of the way we think - the ways we succeed or fail to obtain the truth, or fulfill our goals. The heuristics and biases program, in cognitive psychology, has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning. Social psychology shows how we succeed or fail in groups. Probability theory and decision theory have given us new mathematical foundations for understanding minds.
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|Politics is the Mind-Killer||Policy Tug-O-War||Are Your Enemies Innately Evil?|
|The Affect Heuristic||We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think||Conjunction Controversy|
|Feeling Rational||Knowing About Biases Can Hurt You||Newcomb's Problem|
|Probability is in the Mind||Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Absence||Einstein's Arrogance|
|The Bottom Line||Making Beliefs Pay Rent||Tsuyoku Naritai|
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