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- Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 33.99
Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This vital book is about rethinking rationality as adaptive thinking: to understand how minds cope with their environments, both ecological and social. Gerd Gigerenzer proposes and illustrates a bold new research program that investigates... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 21.95
At the beginning of the twentieth century, H. G. Wells predicted that statistical thinking would be as necessary for citizenship in a technological world as the ability to read and write. But in the twenty-first century, we are often overwhelmed by a baffling array of percentages and probabilities as we try to navigate in a world dominated by statistics.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 25.99
Gerd Gigerenzer's influential work examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behavior and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behavior is more rational than it might otherwise appear. This work is extremely... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98
"This is an important book, full of relevant examples and worrying case histories. By the end of it, the reader has been presented with a powerful set of tools for understanding statistics...anyone who wants to take responsibly for their own medicalchoices should read it" - New Scientist However much we crave certainty, we live in an uncertain world.... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98
A fascinating, practical guide to making better decisions with our money, health and personal lives from Gerd Gigerenzer, the author of Reckoning with Risk . Risk-taking is essential for innovation, fun, and the courage to face the uncertainties in life. Yet for many important decisions, we're often presented with statistics and probabilities that... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 32.99
This work provides a psychologically plausible notion of rationality that is based on heuristics -- simple rules for making decisions using realistic mental resources. It looks at when and how such simple heuristics work, compares decisions based on single and multiple reasons, and describes benefits in situations of having only limited knowledge. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Originally published in 1987, this title is about theory construction in psychology. Where theories come from, as opposed to how they become established, was almost a no-man?s land in the history and philosophy of science at the time. The authors argue that in the science of mind, theories are particularly likely to come from tools, and they are especially... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; Not Available
Trockenobst ist giftig, Fast Food macht depressiv, Choleragefahr nimmt rasant zu, Polen sind fleißiger als Deutsche: Mit solch dramatischen Meldungen auf höchst fragwürdiger Datenbasis lassen wir uns täglich nur allzu gern aufstören. Der Psychologe Gerd Gigerenzer, der Ökonom Thomas Bauer und der Statistiker Walter Krämer diagnostizieren uns eine Art... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 40.00
The Empire of Chance tells how quantitative ideas of chance transformed the natural and social sciences, as well as daily life over the last three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling and baseball. Separate chapters... more...
- Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 23.85
Warum bleibt der Kinderwunsch vieler Paare unerfüllt, während sich andere gegen Kinder entscheiden? Das Buch präsentiert die Ergebnisse einer Arbeitsgruppe der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Leopoldina zu den Gründen niedriger Geburtenraten in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Es führt auf einmalige Weise den heutigen... more...