Summary of A Field Guide to Lies
From A FIELD GUIDE TO LIES by Daniel J. Levitin. Summarized by arrangement with Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Social scientist Daniel J. Levitin explains the many factors that make it hard to think clearly. He addresses common issues in how people think about numbers, words, concepts and the world. He provides suggestions on how to correct these mistakes and improve the quality of your thinking. And he explains how people mislead each other, be it intentional or accidental. If you’d like to cut through the storm of misinformation that marks the information age, getAbstract recommends this useful guide – an excellent tool for anyone interested in dispelling deception.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why critical thinking is important,
- How to think more clearly, and
- What factors and contexts make it harder to know what’s true and to be truthful.
About the Author
Daniel J. Levitin is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute, Distinguished Faculty Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, and James McGill Professor Emeritus of Psychology at McGill University. He has written four best-selling books, including The Organized Mind.