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How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

  title={How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life},
  author={Thomas Gilovich},
When can we trust what we believe - that "teams and players have winning streaks", that "flattery works", or that "the more people who agree, the more likely they are to be right" - and when are such beliefs suspect? Thomas Gilovich offers a guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life. Illustrating his points with examples, and supporting them with the latest research findings, he documents the cognitive, social and motivational processes that distort our thoughts, beliefs, judgements… Expand

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