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From the Publisher"Amos Tversky was one of the most important social scientists of the last century.
This extraordinary collection demonstrates his range and brilliance, and in particular his genius for showing how and why human intuitions go wrong. Is there a 'hot hand' in basketball? Is arthritis pain related to the weather? Why do we exaggerate certain risks? Why are some conflicts so hard to resolve? Tversky's answers will surprise you. Indispensable reading, and full of implications, for everyone interested in social science." Cass R. Sunstein, Law School and Department of PoliticalScience, University of Chicago
"Amos Tversky may have shown that basketball players do not have 'hot hands,' but he proved the opposite for psychologists. Tversky always made his basket, and in the process changed psychology, and also economics, forever." George Akerlof, Koshland Professor of Economics,University of California, Berkeley, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences