Science writer Matthew Hutson shares some simple tools for thinking more rationally. In a relaxed, conversational style, he collates scientific research about irrationality. Nothing he suggests requires a great commitment of time or effort, although you will have to be willing to part with some of your long-held views and to change your mind. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone who would like to make better decisions and more accurate estimates.
In this summary, you will learn
- Which irrational modes of thought are common,
- How simple tools can help you to overcome irrational thinking, and
- How evolution has favored bias and irrationality.
About the Author
Matthew Hutson is a New York-based science writer. He was the news editor at Psychology Today for four years and has written for publications including Newsweek, Wired and The Atlantic.
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11 months agoPretty useless ... I am thankful to getAbstract so I don't have to read the full article.