How should we think? What, if anything, keeps us from thinking that way? And how can we improve our thinking and decision making? The primary focus of Jonathan Baron's text is on the second question, but he considers all three in this lively three-part introduction to current research and theory. Part I offers a broad overview of thinking, including its role in problem solving and its relation to learning, intelligence, creativity, and logic. Part II deals with the formation of beliefs and the making of judgments. Part III concerns decisions, morality, intertemporal choice, and the choice of goals. In response to latest developments in decision making, Jonathan Baron has updated and expanded his important book, Thinking and Deciding and has also added a new chapter on fairness.
'Baron has taken on the task of examining in detail the full range and diversity of psychological research which helps him and us to understand the nature of thinking as he sees it, and to explore its application to teaching.' The Times Higher Education SupplementContenuti:
1. Introduction; 1. Thinking in general; 2. The study of thinking; 3. Good thinking: the nature of rationality; 4. Problem solving; 5. Learning: basic processes; 6. Learning: complex material; 7. Intelligence and creativity; 8. The teaching of thinking; 9. Formal logic; 10. Logic and everyday reasoning; 11. Normative theory of probability; 12. Descriptive theory of probability judgment; 13. Hypothesis testing; 14. Judgment of correlation and contingency; 15. Biases and beliefs; 16. Normative theory of utility and choice; 17. Decision analysis and utility measurement; 18. Descriptive theory of choice under uncertainty; 19. Description of choice under certainty; 20. Quantitative judgment; 21. Moral thinking; 22. Fairness; 23. Social dilemmas: cooperation versus defection; 24. Decisions about the future.
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