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The Art of Thinking Clearly

By Rolf Dobelli
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062359800
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Psychology
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A world-class thinker counts the 100 ways in which humans behave irrationally, showing us what we can do to recognize and minimize these “thinking errors” to make better decisions and have a better life Despite the best of intentions, humans are notoriously bad—that is, irrational—when it comes to making decisions and assessing risks and tradeoffs. Psychologists and neuroscientists refer to these distinctly human foibles, biases, and thinking traps as “cognitive errors.” Cognitive errors are systematic deviances from rationality, from optimized, logical, rational thinking and behavior. We make these errors all the time, in all sorts of situations, for problems big and small: whether to choose the apple or the cupcake; whether to keep retirement funds in the stock market when the Dow tanks, or whether to take the advice of a friend over a stranger. The “behavioral turn” in neuroscience and economics in the past twenty years has increased our understanding of how we think and how we make decisions. It shows how systematic errors mar our thinking and under which conditions our thought processes work best and worst. Evolutionary psychology delivers convincing theories about why our thinking is, in fact, marred. The neurosciences can pinpoint with increasing precision what exactly happens when we think clearly and when we don’t. Drawing on this wide body of research, The Art of Thinking Clearly is an entertaining presentation of these known systematic thinking errors--offering guidance and insight into everything why you shouldn’t accept a free drink to why you SHOULD walk out of a movie you don’t like it to why it’s so hard to predict the future to why shouldn’t watch the news. The book is organized into 100 short chapters, each covering a single cognitive error, bias, or heuristic. Examples of these concepts include: Reciprocity, Confirmation Bias, The It-Gets-Better-Before-It-Gets-Worse Trap, and the Man-With-A-Hammer Tendency. In engaging prose and with real-world examples and anecdotes, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.

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Cognitive Behavior- 4 BOOK BUNDLE!! Cognitive Dissonance Theory And Our Hidden Biases With this book you get to: Understand the link between motivational and dissonance processes Understand the link between cognitive dissonance and doing well in life Understand how to enhance both your emotional intelligence and ability to manage people and situations Understand why understanding cognitive leads to stellar success in life Mental Models For Critical And Strategic Thinking With this book, you get to: Understand the concept of using mental models to think critically and strategically Understand what it takes to leverage better reasoning concepts to achieve all round success Understand how to use deep learning to help you achieve your life goals Understand how using mental models puts tremendous analytical ability at your disposal that lets you make optimal use of all the information that engulf you in the digital age Critical Thinking And Not Deceptive Thinking Is The Way With this book, you get to: Understand the concept of critical thinking in a strategic manner Understand what it takes to overcome cognitive biases and logical fallacies Understand how to use critical thinking to help you achieve your life goals Understand how deceptive thinking can be replaced by critical thinking Cognitive Biases And The Blind Spots Of Critical Thinking With this book you get to: Understand what cognitive biases and blind spots of critical thinking are Understand the impact of critical thinking on decision-making Understand what Critical thinking is and how it can stop you from following irrational mental models of thinking Learn to be great at critical thinking and optimal decision making Get this book bundle NOW and SAVE money!

The Art of Compassionate Business

By Bruno R. Cignacco
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 0429639511
  • Pages : 324
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 630
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Book Summary:

There are several well-ingrained assumptions regarding the dynamics of work and business activities, which can be refuted. Some examples of these widespread assumptions in the business and work environments are: employees being viewed as commodities, competitors perceived as threats, companies’ resources seen as limited, and customers perceived as scarce and difficult, etc. All which leads to the question, "Is there a way to perform business activities more humanely?" This book challenges the reader to change the way they perform in business situations and become more focused on the human aspects of business activities. The users of this knowledge and those affected by them will undergo a profound transformation in the way they perform business activities. They will benefit from gradually testing and implementing the guidelines conveyed in this book, both in the business environment and the workplace. When readers put these principles into practice, positive ripple effects are bound to affect other stakeholders of the organization they work for or own. This book includes aspects related to mission and vision, passion, business mindset, organizational learning, improvement of business conversations, use of constructive criticism and improvement of relationships with the most relevant stakeholders (customers, suppliers, intermediaries, community, and employees, etc.). The book also includes a discussion of creativity and the innovation process, as well as other factors that create a healthy business environment. Extensive appendices include topics such as negotiation, marketing, use of social media and others.

The Art of Letting God

By Mizi Wahid
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Iman Publication Sdn Bhd
  • Isbn : 9832423686
  • Pages : 151
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 473
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Book Summary:

Do you feel overwhelmed right now with all the pressures and uncertainties of life? Does the thought of your past failures, failed relationships and negative labels drag you down? Have you ever wished that you could just leave everything behind and start fresh? Are you ready to finally let go, move on and live a happy and joyful life? If you keep bringing negative baggage from yesterday, it will eventually poison your future. You may have had an unfair past, but the truth is, you don’t need to have an unfair future. You may have had a rough start in your marriage, your business, your career – but it’s not how you start that matters most, it’s how you finish. Let us begin the exploration of your journey towards “surrending” in this book. And may we all find the strength to let go, the capacity to forgive, and the faith to move on.

Sweller's Cognitive Load Theory in Action

By Oliver Lovell
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  • Publisher : John Catt Educational
  • Isbn : 1913808459
  • Pages : 154
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Reads : 217
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Book Summary:

What is it that enables students to learn from some classroom activities, yet leaves them totally confused by others? Although we can't see directly into students' minds, we do have Cognitive Load Theory, and this is the next best thing. Built on the foundation of all learning, the human memory system, Cognitive Load Theory details the exact actions that teachers can take to maximise student outcomes.Written under the guidance, and thoroughly reviewed by the originator of CLT, John Sweller, this practical guide summarises over 30 years of research in this field into clear and easily understandable terms. This book features both a thorough discussion of the core principles of CLT and a wide array of classroom-ready strategies to apply it to art, music, history, chemistry, PE, mathematics, computer science, economics, biology, and more.

The Coquette and The Boarding School

By Hannah Webster Foster
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Isbn : 9781770481077
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 203
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Book Summary:

Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman’s experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a less widely known work by Foster, is an experimental text, part epistolary novel and part conduct book. Together, the novels explore the realities of women’s lives in early America. The critical introduction and appendices to this edition, which explore female friendship and the education of women in the novels, frame Foster as more than a purveyor of the sentimental novel, and re-evaluate her placement in American literary history.

Harriet Martineau and the Birth of Disciplines

By Valerie Sanders,Gaby Weiner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317123670
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 522
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Book Summary:

One of the foremost writers of her time, Harriet Martineau established her reputation by writing a hugely successful series of fictional tales on political economy whose wide readership included the young Queen Victoria. She went on to write fiction and nonfiction; books, articles and pamphlets; popular travel books and more insightful analyses. Martineau wrote in the middle decades of the nineteenth century, at a time when new disciplines and areas of knowledge were being established. Bringing together scholars of literature, history, economics and sociology, this volume demonstrates the scope of Martineau's writing and its importance to nineteenth-century politics and culture. Reflecting Martineau's prodigious achievements, the essays explore her influence on the emerging fields of sociology, history, education, science, economics, childhood, the status of women, disability studies, journalism, travel writing, life writing and letter writing. As a woman contesting Victorian patriarchal relations, Martineau was controversial in her own lifetime and has still not received the recognition that is due her. This wide-ranging collection confirms her place as one of the leading intellectuals, cultural theorists and commentators of the nineteenth century.

from F*ck You Money to FIRE

By Merijn Heijnen
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  • Publisher : Merijn Heijnen
  • Isbn : 908310544X
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 493
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Book Summary:

How to create and grow Fuck You Money. For your bucketlist trip around the world, a sabbatical, a down payment to secure the loan for your first home, your child’s college fund, a mini retirement and FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early). You are in full control, it’s you who determines the direction and it’s you who makes the choices. An inspiring book, a practical approach and a useful guide how to create Fuck You Money through smarter choices and small adjustments in your lifestyle. Because when you have set aside enough money you are able to say 'Fuck You' to anyone who limits you in making your own choices. So that you don't have to work all the time or never again, you can do what you really want and have the money for it when you want it. Start your journey from Fuck You Money to FIRE. Now. In this book the author teaches you to look at behavior, your own money behavior, how you deal with money, why it's hard to change your money behavior. Discover how you can design a 'Smarter, Better, Cheaper' lifestyle, how you can make money, how you don't have to spend it all and how you can make your money grow by investing simply, smartly and cheaply. This book is not about IRA, ISA or 401K. It is about YOU. It is about how you can start not spending all your money. This book is not about reducing portfolio costs with an extra 0.1%. It is about changing behavior and choosing the best lifestyle for you to reduce your spending to a level that allows you to save and invest. This book is not about needing millions of dollars or euros to pay for a luxurious materialistic retired lifestyle. This book is about defining what you think is important in life and how much money you really need to achieve your goals. This book is not about reaching FIRE in your thirties after making 6 figure income and working yourself half dead for a few years. It is about understanding why you might want to work less or not at all and finding out when and how you can achieve this. This book is not about scaring you with financial terms, percentages and technically difficult things you need to do. It is about how you can easily start investing and set up your portfolio of low-cost diversified index tracking funds. It is about making small and fun steps so you can start now.

What if everything you knew about education was wrong?

By David Didau
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  • Publisher : Crown House Publishing
  • Isbn : 1845909801
  • Pages : 462
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 728
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Book Summary:

If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? is just a title. Of course, you probably think a great many things that aren't wrong. The aim of the book is to help you 'murder your darlings'. David Didau will question your most deeply held assumptions about teaching and learning, expose them to the fiery eye of reason and see if they can still walk in a straight line after the experience. It seems reasonable to suggest that only if a theory or approach can withstand the fiercest scrutiny should it be encouraged in classrooms. David makes no apologies for this; why wouldn't you be sceptical of what you're told and what you think you know? As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us. Here, David shares with you some tools to help you question your assumptions and assist you in picking through what you believe. He will stew findings from the shiny white laboratories of cognitive psychology, stir in a generous dash of classroom research and serve up a side order of experience and observation. Whether you spit it out or lap it up matters not. If you come out the other end having vigorously and violently disagreed with him, you'll at least have had to think hard about what you believe. The book draws on research from the field of cognitive science to expertly analyse some of the unexamined meta-beliefs in education. In Part 1; 'Why we're wrong', David dismantles what we think we know; examining cognitive traps and biases, assumptions, gut feelings and the problem of evidence. Part 2 delves deeper - 'Through the threshold' - looking at progress, liminality and threshold concepts, the science of learning, and the difference between novices and experts. In Part 3, David asks us the question 'What could we do differently?' and offers some considered insights into spacing and interleaving, the testing effect, the generation effect, reducing feedback and why difficult is desirable. While Part 4 challenges us to consider 'What else might we be getting wrong?'; cogitating formative assessment, lesson observation, grit and growth, differentiation, praise, motivation and creativity.

Practical Psychology for Pastors, 2nd Edition

By William R. Miller,Kathleen A. Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1608996131
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 681
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Book Summary:

This practical handbook takes a totally fresh approach to the work of pastoral counselors by drawing on recent research and developments in the health and behavioral sciences. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition incorporates new or expanded coverage of topics such as: - a new chapter on Pastoral Self-Care which offers advice on maintaining psychological health, avoiding crisis, and preventing personal and occupational burnout - the integration of counseling with other pastoral roles and functions - pastoral counseling ethics - how to help people build personal motivation for change -grief counseling and crisis intervention - post-traumatic stress, physical and sexual abuse, and personality disorders

The Autonomous System

By Szabolcs Michael de Gyurky,Mark A. Tarbell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118757408
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 491
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Book Summary:

The Fundamental Science in "Computer Science" Is the Science of Thought For the first time, the collective genius of the great 18th-century German cognitive philosopher-scientists Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Arthur Schopenhauer have been integrated into modern 21st-century computer science. In contrast to the languishing mainstream of Artificial Intelligence, this book takes the human thought system as its model, resulting in an entirely different approach. This book presents the architecture of a thoroughly and broadly educated human mind as translated into modern software engineering design terms. The result is The Autonomous System, based on dynamic logic and the architecture of the human mind. With its human-like intelligence, it is capable of rational thought, reasoning, and an understanding of itself and its tasks. "A system of thoughts must always have an architectural structure." —Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Presentation

A Brief Guide to Smart Thinking

By James M. Russell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Isbn : 1472143671
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 999
  • File Pdf: a-brief-guide-to-smart-thinking.pdf

Book Summary:

Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question. The titles covered include thought-provoking classics on psychology, mindfulness, rationality, the brain, mathematical and economic thought and practical philosophy. The selection includes books about self-improvement as well as historically interesting accounts of how the mind works. Titles included go back as far as the Epictetus classic TheEnchiridion and Bertrand Russell's charming TheABC of Relativity, and proceed through classics such as Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking and into the digital era with titles such as The Shallows and Big Data. The books are arranged chronologically, which draws attention to some of the interesting juxtapositions and connections between them. Some of the titles included are: Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell; Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari; The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin; The Descent of Man, by Grayson Perry; How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker; Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do, by Matthew Syed; We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl; The News: A User's Manual, by Alain de Botton; Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, by Richard E. Nisbett; The ABC of Relativity, by Bertrand Russell; The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson; The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, by Michael Puett; A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking; Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, by Tim Harford; Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis; The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life, by Ben Sherwood; Black Box Thinking, by Matthew Syed; Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick; A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson; The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr; Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky; The Enchiridion, by Epictetus; Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas R. Hofstadter; What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami; and Lateral Thinking, by Edward de Bono.

Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

By Stephan Schmid
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 042901953X
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 229
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Book Summary:

Characterized by many historically significant events, such as the invention of the printing press, the discovery of the New World, and the Protestant Reformation, the years between 1300 and 1600 are a remarkably rich source of ideas about the mind. They witnessed a resurgence of Aristotelianism and Platonism and the development of humanism. However, philosophical understanding of the complex arguments and debates during this period remain difficult to grasp. Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance provides an outstanding survey of philosophy of mind in this fascinating and still controversial period and examines the thought of figures such as Aquinas, Suárez, and Ficino. Following an introduction by Stephan Schmid, thirteen specially commissioned chapters by an international team of contributors discuss key topics, thinkers, and debates, including: mind and method, the mind and its illnesses, the powers of the soul, Averroism, intentionality and representationalism, theories of (self-)consciousness, will and its freedom, external and internal senses, Renaissance theories of the passions, the mind–body problem and the rise of dualism, and the ‘cognitive turn’. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, medieval philosophy, and the history of philosophy, Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance is also a valuable resource for those in related disciplines such as religion, literature, and Renaissance studies.