From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:40:50 -0400 Archived: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:40:50 -0400 Subject: The Irrationality Of Irrationality Source: Scientific American http://tinyurl.com/cbj3j7v April 27, 2012 The Irrationality Of Irrationality: The Paradox Of Popular Psychology By Samuel McNerney In 1996, Lyle Brenner, Derek Koehler and Amos Tversky conducted a study involving students from San Jose State University and Stanford University. The researchers were interested in how people jump to conclusions based on limited information. Previous work by Tversky, Daniel Kahneman and other psychologists found that people are "radically insensitive to both the quantity and quality of information that gives rise to impressions and intuitions", so the researchers knew, of course, that we humans don't do a particularly good job of weighing the pros and cons. But to what degree? Just how bad are we at assessing all the facts? [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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