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The intelligence trap : why smart people make dumb mistakes / David Robson.

Robson, David G. (author.).
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  • 11 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 153.9 ROB INT (Text) 34207002264191 Adult Non-Fiction In process -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 153.9 ROB (Text) 36803001097885 NONFIC Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 153.9 ROB (Text) 33187004567968 Nonfiction Checked out 09/07/2019
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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 153.9 ROBS (Text) 39391006953630 Nonfiction Checked out 09/06/2019
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 153.9 ROBS (Text) 39231033569308 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh 153.9 ROBSON (Text) 39206021611494 New Materials In process -
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  • ISBN: 9780393651423
  • ISBN: 0393651428
  • Physical Description: viii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-312) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The downsides of intelligence : how a high IQ, education, and expertise can fuel stupidity -- The rise and fall of the termites : what intelligence is--and what it is not -- Entangled arguments : the dangers of "dysrationalia' -- The curse of knowledge: the beauty and fragility of the expert mind -- Escaping the intelligence trap : a toolkit for reasoning and decision making -- Moral algebra : towards the science of evidence-based wisdom -- Your emotional compass : the power of self-reflection -- A bullshit detection kit : how to recognize lies and misinformation -- The art of successful learning : how evidence-based wisdom can improve your memory -- Tortoises and hares : why smart people fail to learn -- The benefits of eating bitter : East Asian education and the three principles of deep learning -- The folly and wisdom of the crowd : how teams and organizations can avoid the intelligence trap -- The makings of a "dream team' : how to build a supergroup -- Stupidity spreading like wildfire : why disasters occur--and how to stop them.
Summary, etc.:
Smart people are not only just as prone to making mistakes as everyone else, they may be even more susceptible to them. This is the "intelligence trap," the subject of David Robson’s fascinating and provocative book. The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge ideas in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, including "strategic ignorance," "meta-forgetfulness," and "functional stupidity." Robson reveals the surprising ways that even the brightest minds and most talented organizations can go wrong—from some of Thomas Edison’s worst ideas to failures at NASA, Nokia, and the FBI. And he offers practical advice to avoid mistakes based on the timeless lessons of Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, and Daniel Kahneman.
Subject: Intellect.

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