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Why is split second decision-making superior to deliberation? Gut Feelings delivers the science behind Malcolm Gladwell?s Blink Reflection and reason. Gerd Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: Short Cuts to Better Decision Making, Penguin Books, (1st ed. ) ISBN £ (paperback). Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer. Essay. Joel Edenberg. I found this book to be very good. Even though the book did not contain any surprising.

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His extrapolation into the health care field and moral behavior is especially enlightening. He concludes the book: Overall, Gut Feelings is a fascinating discussion of human social behavior by a well respected expert. Jan 12, Jen rated it liked it.

I still wonder if it works A recommended complement to the BE literature. Unfortunately, the material covered in this book is covered by a lot of books these days, and the way this book does so is not very compelling. It was great in the first few chapters. It’s amusing and ironic to notice that his all-or-nothing heuristic conclusion apparently does not follow the presented evidence and arguments. Jan 23, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing.

However, he argues, in the age of rationality, when we rationally analyse everything, we inadvertently restrict our imagination undercut our capability and underestimate what we can achieve. It is this more positive view feelints humankind that Gigerenzer should be applauded for, as it flies in the face of traditional psychological efelings by giants such as Freud who viewed humankind as driven by more “selfish” motivations. Gerd Gigerenzer is a German psychologist who has studied the use of bounded rationality and heuristics in decision making, especially in medicine.

Gut Feelings (2007)

Such rules of thumb work in millions of other applications, from the mundane “pick the stocks of companies you recognize” to the potentially deadly heart attack or heartburn? Freud warns not to put any value on gut feelings. And, accroding to the author, studies suggest that these can be more effective than statistical analysis. With the absence of drop-out rate from both schools, what should this father do? Perhaps but are some blind believers feekings Behavioural Economics, but its main proponents – from Ariely to Kahneman, and from Th If the book had been shorter, it might have gained a fourth star – not because it’s too long per se, but because there are just too many pages on which Gigerenzer keeps on sniping at Behavioural Economics, which he believes denies the value of heuristics and gut feelings.


He says we should not be disillusioned by this knowledge of human behavior and instead use it to our advantage to sway outcomes. This was an easy enough read and I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn’t read the Decisive Moment first.

This book has quite a few interesting anecdotes and studies that demonstrate how our subconscious mind is where most of our decisions are made, and actually does a good job most of the time with a few rules of thumb and some ignorance. The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer. Gigegenzer 14, Leslie rated it liked it.

I loved this book. Listen, this book is fine. Jul 05, Pages Buy.

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The organ donation system in France and most the European countries is an opt-out system: Jun 19, M L rated it really liked it Shelves: Condensed, it would make a great piece in Readers Digest. It is somewhat puzzling that a clearly very wise person is so exercised by a mistaken perception. Better than menus that resemble encyclopedias! Jan 01, Dinah rated it liked it Shelves: This explains why people in vet parts of real stories if they don’t remember exactly the entire story.

I’m sure the science behind it is solid and I think Malcolm Gladwell used it as a jumping-off point more than once. Chapters of particular interest: What is intuition, and where do we get it? I learned some things I had never heard of before, and it cleared up a few things I had questions on, but was never motivated enough to go check out or research.

Gigerenzet offers up some theories on how human decision-making actually works hint: This notion can explain why companies will throw huge sum of money on commercials: Highly readable for such a scientific book. While Thinking, Fast and Slow exposes the dark side of intuition, Gut Feeling reveals the bright side: So far, it’s educational, well-researched, and fun to read.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

By examining various decisions we make—how we choose a spouse, a stock, a medical procedure, or the answer to a million-dollar game show question—Gigerenzer shows how gut feelings gigerenzeer only lead to good practical decisions, but also underlie the moral choices that make our society function. Perhaps there are some blind believers in Behavioural Economics, but its main proponents – from Ariely to Kahneman, and from Thaler to Shiller – are in my opinion pretty nuanced people, who start from the observation that what often works as a gut feeling, sometimes doesn’t.


Faster and more efficient. The point the reader should take away is that intuition should be relied on in preference to logic only when there is not time enough or information enough to reach a truly reasoned judgment; or when the decision is inherently uncertain, as whom to marry. While it was a brief introduction to the idea, Gigerenzer’s last chapter in this book opened a new door for understanding human nature in a more hopeful view.

A critic of the work ugt Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, he argues that heuristics should not lead us to conceive of human thinking as riddled with irrational cognitive biases, but rather to conceive rationality as an adaptive tool that is not identica Gerd Gigerenzer is a German psychologist who has studied the use of bounded rationality and heuristics in decision making, especially in medicine. This is an intriguing work on human decision making.

It works better than guessing. While this book is not about actual somatic gut feelings or the feelings in the gut area of the body, it does explore in depth the subconscious decisions that inform our choices and for that it is an important gigeerenzer.

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer

What stood out to me, was how the author demonstrated that those who have average knowledge of a given subject geed can accurately deduce things about that subject as well as, if not better than, those with a lot of knowledge on the subject. That ggut is imperfect. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s difficult to understand why Gigerenzer would claim that the accident and population size are unrelated.