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The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds, Michael Lewis

Label
The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds
Title
The undoing project
Title remainder
a friendship that changed our minds
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the history of behavioral economics, discussing the theory of Israeli psychologists who wrote the original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process and the influence it has had on evidence-based regulation
  • Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms.The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield--both had important careers in the Israeli military--and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn't remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter.This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind's view of its own mind
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.8/233
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP360.5
LC item number
.L49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem that never goes away -- Man boobs -- The outsider -- The insider -- Errors -- The collision -- The mind's rules -- The rules of prediction -- Going viral -- Birth of the warrior psychologist -- The isolation effect -- The rules of undoing -- This cloud of possibility -- Coda: Bora-Bora
Control code
1676386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780393254594
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016046888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676386
  • (Sirsi) 1676386
  • (OCoLC)960905917
Label
The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds, Michael Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-360)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The problem that never goes away -- Man boobs -- The outsider -- The insider -- Errors -- The collision -- The mind's rules -- The rules of prediction -- Going viral -- Birth of the warrior psychologist -- The isolation effect -- The rules of undoing -- This cloud of possibility -- Coda: Bora-Bora
Control code
1676386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9780393254594
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016046888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676386
  • (Sirsi) 1676386
  • (OCoLC)960905917

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