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  • Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smartby Gerd Gigerenzer

    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...

  • Rationality for Mortalsby Gerd Gigerenzer

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    This volume collects Gigerenzer's recent articles on the psychology of rationality. This volume should appeal, like the earlier volumes, to a broad mixture of cognitive psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others who study decision making. more...

  • Adaptive Thinkingby Gerd Gigerenzer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • Reckoning with Riskby Gerd Gigerenzer

    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...

  • Risk Savvyby Gerd Gigerenzer

    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...

  • Calculated Risksby Gerd Gigerenzer

    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...

  • Cognition as Intuitive Statisticsby Gerd Gigerenzer; David J. Murray

    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...

  • Ecological Rationalityby Peter M. Todd; Gerd Gigerenzer

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 87.99

    In this book, the authors argue that in an uncertain world, more information and computation are not always better, and we ask when, and why, less can be more. The answers to these questions constitute the idea of ecological rationality: how we are able to achieve intelligence in the world by using simple heuristics matched to the environments we face,... more...

  • Warum dick nicht doof macht und Genmais nicht tötetby Thomas Bauer; Gerd Gigerenzer; Walter Krämer

    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...

  • The Empire of Chanceby Gerd Gigerenzer; Zeno Swijtink; Theodore Porter; Lorraine Daston; John Beatty; Lorenz Kruger

    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...