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Intuition: Its Powers and Perils

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How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis? In this engaging book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful—and often amazing—insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.
"Myers’ book brilliantly establishes intuition as a legitimate subject of scientific inquiry."—Michael Sher
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 10th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published 2002)
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Benjamin
Jun 12, 2009 Benjamin rated it really liked it
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
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Jul 15, 2007 Sabio rated it it was amazing
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Excellent
Author is Christian too (surprisingly)
Shows how our unconscious mind works but well and badly
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amazing book!
how does the intuition work. this book break many kinds illusion about supernature.
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Amazing book! Full of research information but still easy to read! Looking forward to reading the other half!
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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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