Being wrong: adventures in the margin of error

By: Schulz, Kathryn
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Harper Collins 2010Edition: Reprint edDescription: viii, 405 p.ISBN: 9780061176050Subject(s): Decision making - Psychological aspects | Error | Fallibility | Philosophical anthropologyDDC classification: 128.22 Summary: To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. If being wrong is so natural, why are we all so bad at imagining that our beliefs could be mistaken, and why do we react to our errors with surprise, denial, defensiveness, and shame? (http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Being-Wrong-Kathryn-Schulz?isbn=9780061176050&HCHP=TB_Being+Wrong)
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To err is human. Yet most of us go through life assuming (and sometimes insisting) that we are right about nearly everything, from the origins of the universe to how to load the dishwasher. If being wrong is so natural, why are we all so bad at imagining that our beliefs could be mistaken, and why do we react to our errors with surprise, denial, defensiveness, and shame? (http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Being-Wrong-Kathryn-Schulz?isbn=9780061176050&HCHP=TB_Being+Wrong)

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