The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

W. W. Norton & Company
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A “startling, provocative and potently useful” (James McConnachie, Times UK) examination of the stupid things intelligent people do.

The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge ideas in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, including “motivated reasoning,” “meta-forgetfulness,” and “functional stupidity.” David Robson reveals the surprising ways that even the brightest minds and most talented organizations can go wrong?from some of Thomas Edison’s worst ideas to failures at NASA—while offering practical advice to avoid mistakes based on the timeless lessons of Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, and Daniel Kahneman.

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About the author

David Robson has worked as an editor at New Scientist and BBC Future, and his writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the Observer, and the Washington Post. He lives in London.

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Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Published on
Aug 6, 2019
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780393651430
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Psychology / Neuropsychology
Science / Cognitive Science
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This content is DRM protected.
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