Irrationality the Enemy Within

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Why do doctors, army generals, high-ranking government officials and other people in positions of power make bad decisions that cause harm to others? Why are punishments so ineffective? Why is interviewing such an unsatisfactory method of selection? Irrationality is a challenging and thought-provoking book that draws on statistical concepts, probability theory and a mass of intriguing research to expose the failings of human reasoning, judgment and intuition. The author explores the inconsistencies of human behavior, and discovers why even the experts find it so hard to make rational and unbiased decisions.

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Stuart Sutherland, born in 1928, was Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex where he founded the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology. A prolific columnist and contributor to the Observer, the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph, and is best known for his iconoclastic book Irrationality, which was first published in 1992, and Breakdown, his candid and movingly personal account of his manic depression. He died of a heart attack in 1998.

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Extremely gripping and unusually well written--RICHARD DAWKINS

Terrifying, sometimes comic, very readable and totally enthralling--Oliver Sacks

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