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Risk savvy : how to make good decisions

Gerd. Gigerenzer


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  • Title:
    Risk savvy : how to make good decisions
  • Author: Gerd. Gigerenzer
  • Description: Pt. 1: The psychology of risk. Are people stupid? ; Certainty is an illusion ; Defensive decision making ; Why do we fear what's unlikely to kill us? -- Pt. 2: Getting risk savvy. Mind your money ; Leadership and intuition ; Fun and games ; Getting to the heart of romance ; What doctors need to know ; Health care: no decision about me without me ; Banks, cows, and other dangerous things -- Pt. 3: Start early. Revolutionize school.
    "An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information. In Risk Savvy, Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how. Risk Savvy is an insightful and easy-to-understand remedy to our collective information overload and an essential guide to making smart, confident decisions in the face of uncertainty"--
  • Local Note: acq2015dsc
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: New York : Viking
  • Format: viii, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780670025657 (hardback);ISBN 0670025658 (hardback)
  • Subjects: Decision making; Risk-taking (Psychology); Statistics; Decision Making; Risk-Taking; Statistics as Topic
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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