Why We Make Mistakes

Why We Make Mistakes

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

Book - 2009
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error, and delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics to discover why some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780767928052
0767928059
Branch Call Number: 153 Hallinan 2009
Characteristics: 283 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 20, 2014

A fun look at the human condition! Why even when we “know better” we still make the flawed choice. This book is full of real-life examples and scientific explanations of decisions regarding why we don’t see things, remember things, misremember events, forget passwords, buy more than we need, and fall for optical illusions. Hallinan has made this both informative and entertaining.

j
JudithE
Mar 27, 2013

An excellent very readable summary of human mistake-making. I recommend it!

c
ck9aTony
Nov 24, 2009

Fascinating book. Whether one can change the way we think as a result of reading this book is another matter.

k
KarenW
Apr 29, 2009

This highly readable book confirms a lot of ideas but also blows some completely out of the water. While I always knew I could never multitask - I always thought it was a failing of mine - I never knew that it could take 15 minutes to settle down after an interruption. And interruptions are such a large part of our lives! It is also interesting to know that multitasking and driving are always a bad idea. But the best part was hearing that Warren Buffett can make mistakes as well.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KHCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top