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Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average

Why We Make Mistakes:How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average

Joseph T. Hallinan

Summarized July 2009

Type: [SUMMARY]

SKU: 7091

ISBN: 0767928059

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: pdf mp3 ipad zip audiobook

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We forget our passwords and PIN numbers.We pay too much money to go to the gym that automatically charges our bank account.We think we’d probably be happier if we lived somewhere else. And we think we should stick with our first answer on tests even though research shows it's likely to be wrong.

As human beings, we have design flaws. Our minds tend to play tricks on us, and our stories tend to change each time we tell them. After all, to err is human.

In our summary of Why We Make Mistakes:  How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average, Joseph T.Hallinan helps us explore the captivating science of human error — how we think, see, remember, and forget, and how this sets us up for wholly irresistible mistakes. He opens our eyes to the reasons behind our mistakes so that we can learn how to do better next time.

Hallinan, a former writer for the Wall Street Journal, is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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