Intuition: Its Powers and Perils / Edition 1

Intuition: Its Powers and Perils / Edition 1

by David G. Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300103034

ISBN-13: 9780300103038

Pub. Date: 05/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis? In this engaging book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful-and often amazing-insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.
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Overview

How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis? In this engaging book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful-and often amazing-insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.
"Myers' book brilliantly establishes intuition as a legitimate subject of scientific inquiry."-Michael Shermer, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A lively and thorough review of the powers and pitfalls of gut instinct."-Eric Bonabeau, Harvard Business Review
"[Intuition is a book] that may help you make optimal use of your intuition. . . . [It] offers scientific grounding in the subject and practical steps for becoming more intelligently intuitive."-Money Magazine's e-mail newsletter
"Delightfully readable and deliberately provocative."-Publishers Weekly (front cover)
"Entertaining, intelligent, and easy to read, Myers's book offers an abundance of research findings dealing with what is more aptly called the 'nonconscious' mind."-Choice
"Intuition is a one-of-a-kind book by one of the best writers in psychology. Exceptionally reasonable, totally up-to-date, and responsible, the book has the potential to be a classic in the field."-Robert J. Sternberg, 2003 president, American Psychological Association

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103038
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
1,026,471
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Powers of Intuition
1Thinking Without Awareness15
2Social Intuition31
3Intuitive Expertise and Creativity51
Pt. IIThe Perils of Intuition
4Intuitions About Our Past and Future67
5Intuitions About Our Competence and Virtue87
6Intuitions About Reality104
Pt. IIIPractical Intuition
7Sports Intuition133
8Investment Intuition152
9Clinical Intuition172
10Interviewer Intuition187
11Risk Intuition198
12Gamblers' Intuition213
13Psychic Intuition226
Epilogue247
Notes251
Index309

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