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Intuition: Its Powers and Perils

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How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis when we play the stock market, choose a mate, hire an employee, or assess our abilities? This discussion argues that while intuition can provide us with useful or amazing insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 10th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published 2002)
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Intuition: Its Powers and Perils is an extremely accessible read. Much like Malcolm Gladwell did with the book Blink, psychology professor David G. Myers presents a fascinating, introductory exploration of the human mind and its non-conscious, unreflective ability to pass instantaneous judgment (and, often, misjudgment) on the world. As the title of his work suggests, Myers showcases both the amazing feats and the seemingly inescapable drawbacks of human intuition, devoting the first half of his ...more
Hangci Du
amazing book!
how does the intuition work. this book break many kinds illusion about supernature.
Amazing book! Full of research information but still easy to read! Looking forward to reading the other half!
Author is Christian too (surprisingly)
Shows how our unconscious mind works but well and badly
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David G. Myers is a professor of Psychology at Hope College in Michigan, and the author of 17 books, including popular textbooks entitled Psychology, Exploring Psychology, Social Psychology and several general-audience books dealing with issues related to Christian faith as well as scientific psychology.

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