How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis when we play the stock market, choose a mate, hire an employee, or assess our own abilities? In this engaging and accessible book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful-and often amazing-insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.Drawing on recent psychological research, Myers discusses the powers and perils of intuition when:• judges and jurors determine who is telling the truth;• mental health workers predict whether someone is at risk for suicide or crime;• coaches, players, and fans decide who has the hot hand or the hot bat;• personnel directors hire new employees;• psychics claim to be clairvoyant or to have premonitions;• and much more.
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