RE: human psychological bias

From: mike99 (
Date: Sat Jan 28 2006 - 15:59:54 MST

A good source for the information you seek is wikipedia's "List of cognitive
biases" ==

Along with the dozens of cognitive biases listed and briefly explained on
that page, there is the following list of useful references, including the
indispensable Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman:

Plous, S. (1993). The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making. New York:
McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0070504776

Gilovich, T. (1993). How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human
Reason in Everyday Life. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 0029117062

Kahneman, D., Slovic, P. & Tversky, A. (Eds.). (1982). Judgment under
Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Press. ISBN 0521284147

Gilovich, T., Griffin D. & Kahneman, D. (Eds.). (2002). Heuristics and
biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
University Press. ISBN 0521796792

Michael LaTorra

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of Chris
> Capel
> Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 2:57 PM
> To:
> Subject: OT: human psychological bias
> Is there any resources listing the main different types of human
> failures of reason/perception, and examples of each that might really
> give one a good sense of exactly how bad we are at forming accurate
> impressions of certain things? Something that might instill a good
> deal of humility in someone, and teach them why the methodology of
> science is so important in mitigating these failings? Something
> analogous to the huge listings of all the different informal logical
> fallacies you find peppering the web?
> This post is what made me start wondering about this:
> -dont-use-reasoning/
> Chris Capel
> --
> "What is it like to be a bat? What is it like to bat a bee? What is it
> like to be a bee being batted? What is it like to be a batted bee?"
> -- The Mind's I (Hofstadter, Dennet)

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