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Audible RSS Feeds - Science. Science Audio Programs. Science Audio Programs-We all make bad decisions. Its part of being human. The resulting mistakes can be valuable, the story goes, because we learn from them. But do we Historian Zachary Shore says no, not always, and he has a long list of examples to prove his point.pFrom colonialism to globalization, from gender wars to civil wars, or any circumstance for which our best solutions backfire, Shore demonstrates how rigid thinking can subtly lead us to undermine ourselves. In the process, he identifies seven cognition traps to avoid. These insidious yet unavoidable mind-sets include:pliExposure Anxiety: fear of being seen as weakbrliCausefusion: confusing the causes of complex eventsbrliFlat View: seeing the world in one dimensionbrliCure-Allism: thinking that one-size solutions can solve all problemsbrliInfomania: an obsessive relationship to informationbrliMirror Imaging: thinking the other side thinks like you dobrliStatic Cling: the refusal to accept that circumstances have changedpDrawing on examples from history, politics, business and economics, health care, even folk tales and popular culture, Shore illustrates the profound impact blunders can have. But he also emphasizes how understanding these seven simple cognition traps can help us all make wiser judgments in our daily lives. pFor anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, iBlunderi shines the penetrating spotlight of history on decision making and the patterns of thought that can lead us all astray.

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