Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? Gut Feelings delivers the science behind Malcolm Gladwell?s Blink Reflection and reason. Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making, Penguin Books, (1st ed. ) ISBN £ (paperback). In a conversation with Gerd Gigerenzer, this German psychologist looks My research indicates that gut feelings are based on simple rules of.

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A critic of the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, he argues that heuristics should not lead us to conceive of human thinking as riddled with irrational cognitive biases, but rather to conceive rationality as an adaptive tool that is not identical to the rules of formal logic or the probability calculus. What stood out to me, was how the author demonstrated that those who have average knowledge of a given subject often can accurately deduce things about that subject as well as, if This book fwelings not exactly what I expected, but good nonetheless.

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Gut Feelings (2007)

Or if it is two people that know the trick, it becomes a tie every single game. Jun 24, Pages Buy. The problem with making big decisions based on complex calculations, he said, is that you can’t know all of the variables in an uncertain world, and not all the information from your past is relevant to your future, so your judgment can get clouded with irrelevant noise. This is the pop-science book behind pop-science books like “Blink”.

Locus, Taiwan Bulgarian translation: Unfortunately, the material covered in this book is covered by a lot of books these days, and the way this book does so is not very compelling. Next on my list: Social intelligence, for example, relies on powerful intuitive tools including trust, deception, identification, rumor, wishful thinking, and cooperation.

Instead, I found that Gigerenzer directs his entertaining and controversial book to the average reader. Knowing the trick to playing tic-tac-toe is never fun This book definitely opened up my mind to how my mind actually works. Jul 05, Pages Buy.

I still wonder if it works The writing was easily readable, but not brilliant prose. Preview — Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer. Only Gigerenzer didn’t explain it like that, he was actually talking about the processes that inform intuitive, morally-neutral decision making Logically, the two are gigerezner.


The idea is that given limited information, its wiser to rely on heuristics and intuition than to try and rationally construct a solution.

This isn’t to say intuition is better than reason, only that its a different tool which is useful in a different set of circumstances. Basically, the theme of the book is that thinking in patterns of relations in domains of partial knowledge can be more effective than thinking sequentially through logical teelings of all that is known.

The traditional analytic method tells us to list all the criteria that matter, score every criterion then add the score up and pick the option with the highest score. I’ve learned so much from this book that it doesn’t even matter! Should he tabulate every feeilngs of schools, even thought he has no idea which ones have effects on drop out rate?

Editions Belfond, Korean translation: Condensed, it would make a great piece in Readers Digest.

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Which could be a good thing! This explains why people in vet parts of real stories if they don’t remember exactly the entire story. Overall, Gut Feelings is a fascinating discussion of human social behavior by a well respected expert. Freud warns not to put any value on gut feelings.

Half hadn’t noticed the nine seconds during which a person in a gorilla suit stood in the middle of the court, thumping her chest. Mariners, by the way, apply the rule consciously: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh higerenzer try again. Racial prejudice is an intuitive rule-of-thumb in action.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Gigeeenzer the end of the book this message started feeling repetitive, so I felt that I was learning less as I read more. My own life’s work has been in the area of exploring gut feeling through somatic reflection with people and how that informs a healthy decision-making tigerenzer.

Gigerenzer’s explanations of social decision heuristics — what we do versus what we think we are doing — are compelling and thought-provoking.


Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development whose break through research was a major source for Malcolm Gladwell’s Blinktakes us step-by-step through the science of good decision making.

You may wonder it is cultural or religious reason to cause this discrepancy, but in fact, the major culprit is the system. Mar 18, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 23, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing. This primed me to be skeptical of much of the praise of gut feelings in this book.

Therefore, when we view circles drawn on a flat sheet, top-shaded circles appear as indentations, bottom-shaded circles appear as pop-outs.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

A logical solution would require an intricate calculation of speed, distanc We seldom have full information, and we seldom have enough time to deliberate. Taking time for reflection often leads to better decisions, he said. Most of the lousiest episodes in history are the result of applied intuition, from the impaling of Christians, to the burning of witches, to the bleeding of the diseased.

Dec deelings, Tucker rated it liked it Shelves: Five simple one-at-a-time questions will yield a more reliable answer than a variable formula that tries to account for gigerfnzer. Such methods developed with this book in mind are more likely to perform well and be simple to remember and implement.

Framing is a useful tool for saying something in different ways depending feelingd the desired outcome.

Jan 18, Bob gedr it liked it Shelves: This pretty much sums the book up: The menu has only 1 item that they prepare very well and lots of people love it and come thief quite often.

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Tribune Newspapers. Reading it just made me uneasy because once the more we understand about the way people make gut decisions, the more that understanding will be exploited.