Thinking: A Memoir

Thinking: A Memoir

by Richard E. Nisbett

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Overview

Thinking: A memoir is both an intellectual autobiography and a personal history. It describes how people reason and make inferences about the world, how people should reason and make those inferences, why errors in reasoning occur, how much you can improve reasoning, what kinds of problems are best solved by the conscious mind and what kinds by the unconscious mind, and how we should think about intelligence in light of answers to such questions. The book starts with the author's early experiences, many of which directly influenced his subsequent research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578854670
Publisher: Acora Books
Publication date: 02/04/2021
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Nisbett is the Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He also taught psychology at Columbia University and Yale University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Science, and he was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association and the Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Mentorship from the Association for Psychological Science. Most of his work has focused on social psychology and cognitive psychology. His book, The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently ... And Why won the William James Book Award of the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Preface

EL PASO

Upper Valley

Lower Valley

Mount Franklin

MEDFORD

The Great World

NEW YORK

Symbiosis

Identification

Fledging

NEW HAVEN

Yale

Shifting Along with the Paradigm

Attribution Theory

ANN ARBOR

The University of Michigan

Self-Knowledge

Reasoning

Rationality

Remediation

Genius

Honor

Thinking, Straight and Curved

TUCSON

IQ

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