Intuition by Professor David G. Myers
Its Powers and Perils

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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 discussion, David Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful, and often amazing, insights, it can also dangerously mislead us. Drawing on 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; and psychics claim to be clairvoyant or to have premonitions.
 

About Professor David G. Myers

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David G. Myers, the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Michigan's Hope College, is the author of fifteen books, and articles in dozens of periodicals, from Science and Scientific American to The Christian Century and Christianity Today. He serves on the National Marriage Project advisory board. Myers has been married for forty-two years and is the father of three adult children.
 
Published August 11, 2002 by Yale University Press. 337 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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With humor and warm disinterestedness, Myers, professor of psychology at Michigan's Hope College, marshals cognitive research on intuition, or "our capacity for direct knowledge, for immediate insight without observation or reason"—or what is sometimes called ESP.

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