In Thinking 101 you can transform your life with clear actionable steps to overcome challenges and biases in your thinking, from renowned Yale psychologist Woo-kyoung Ahn. We all make thinking errors more often than we wish; we misjudge, mispredict and misunderstand things happening around us. Some of these reasoning errors are now well-known, such as confirmation bias, planning fallacy, or loss aversion. And yet merely learning that these errors happen and what their names are rarely help us avoid them. Thinking 101 offers specific ways to correct them by offering down-to-earth answers as to how or why these errors occur. Woo-kyoung Ahn, an acclaimed professor of Psychology at Yale, teaches these strategies to her students in what quickly became one of the college's most popular courses. Now, for the first time, she is presenting key insights from her years of teaching and research in a book for everyone. Throughout, Ahn draws on decades of research from other cognitive psychologists, as well as from her own ground-breaking studies. Thinking 101 is a book that goes far beyond other books on thinking, showing how through better awareness of our biases we can improve not just our own daily lives, but the lives of everyone around us. It is, quite simply, required reading.
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Date of Publication: 09/09/2022