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Judgment Misguided: Intuition and Error in Public Decision Making / Edition 1
     

Judgment Misguided: Intuition and Error in Public Decision Making / Edition 1

by Jonathan Baron
 

ISBN-10: 0195111087

ISBN-13: 9780195111088

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

People often follow intuitive principles of decision making, ranging from group loyalty to the belief that nature is benign. But instead of using these principles as rules of thumb, we often treat them as absolutes and ignore the consequences of following them blindly.
In Judgment Misguided, Jonathan Baron explores our well-meant and deeply felt personal

Overview

People often follow intuitive principles of decision making, ranging from group loyalty to the belief that nature is benign. But instead of using these principles as rules of thumb, we often treat them as absolutes and ignore the consequences of following them blindly.
In Judgment Misguided, Jonathan Baron explores our well-meant and deeply felt personal intuitions about what is right and wrong, and how they affect the public domain. Baron argues that when these intuitions are valued in their own right, rather than as a means to another end, they often prevent us from achieving the results we want. Focusing on cases where our intuitive principles take over public decision making, the book examines some of our most common intuitions and the ways they can be misused. According to Baron, we can avoid these problems by paying more attention to the effects of our decisions. Written in a accessible style, the book is filled with compelling case studies, such as abortion, nuclear power, immigration, and the decline of the Atlantic fishery, among others, which illustrate a range of intuitions and how they impede the public's best interests. Judgment Misguided will be important reading for those involved in public decision making, and researchers and students in psychology and the social sciences, as well as everyone looking for insight into the decisions that affect us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195111088
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. All the Fish in the Sea
3. Benefits and Burdens
4. Nationalism and Group Loyalty
5. My-side Bias and Violent Conflict
6. Do No Harm
7. Risk
8. Too Many People
9. Naturalism and the Sanctity of Life
10. What Is to Be Done?

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