Why We Make Mistakes

Author: Joseph T. Hallinan
Editor: Random House LLC
ISBN: 0767928059
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Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error, and delves into psychology, neuroscience, and economics to discover why some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone.

Errornomics

Author: Joseph T Hallinan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407030531
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How did security staff at LA International Airport miss 75% of bomb-making materials that went through screening? Which way should you turn before joining a supermarket queue? Why should a woman hope it was a man who witnessed her bag being snatched? And what possessed Burt Reynolds to punch a guy with no legs? Human beings can be stubbornly irrational and wilfully blind ... but at least we're predictably wrong. From minor lapses (why we're so likely to forget passwords) to life-threatening blunders (why anaesthetists used to maim their patients), Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Joseph T. Hallinan explains the everyday mistakes that shape our lives, and what we can do to prevent them happening.

Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me Third Edition

Author: Carol Tavris
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416032
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A NEW EDITION UPDATED IN 2020 • Why is it so hard to say "I made a mistake" — and really believe it? When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. Backed by decades of research, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-justification—how it works, the damage it can cause, and how we can overcome it. Extensively updated, this third edition has many recent and revealing examples, including the application of dissonance theory to divisive social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and he said/she said claims. It also features a new chapter that illuminates how cognitive dissonance is playing a role in the currently polarized political scene, changing the nation’s values and putting democracy itself at risk. “Every page sparkles with sharp insight and keen observation. Mistakes were made—but not in this book!” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness “A revelatory study of how lovers, lawyers, doctors, politicians—and all of us—pull the wool over our own eyes . . . Reading it, we recognize the behavior of our leaders, our loved ones, and—if we’re honest—ourselves, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of human nature begin to seem a little clearer.” —Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

Mistakes Worth Making

Author: Susan Halden-Brown
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736041713
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Missing the goal that could have tied the game...dropping the easy catch...losing possession of the ball... In today's competitive sport you can't afford mistakes like these, or can you? When every move counts, mistakes can be devastating. But how you deal with mistakes, both during competition and after, can be the real obstacle to success. With Mistakes Worth Makingyou can learn how to turn mistakes from obstacles into catalysts for better performance. Mistakes Worth Makingshows you how constructive analysis of your sport mistakes can - increase your mental toughness and improve your concentration and confidence, - keep your emotions in check and your focus on the game, - define your strengths and improve your weak areas, - offer clues to more effective strategies and skill execution, and - help you gain a more resilient approach to your quest for excellence. You'll enjoy author Sue Halden-Brown's candid and often humorous approach to the dilemma of unattainable perfection in sport. Plus, chapter summaries and Coaches Corner sections help you review and apply the information to your next practice or event. Learn how to make every move count—even the mistakes—with Mistakes Worth Making!

The Freedom To Make Mistakes

Author: Allison Vesterfelt
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802491413
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Allison Vesterfelt and her friend were just a few weeks into a 50-state road trip when their car broke down in Wyoming. Unsure of what to do, the two girls found themselves stranded in a small town and dependent on the help of strangers. Through the questions and uncertainty, they contemplated what it means to live life without regret and when it’s worth it to live with less baggage. Read this small section of their road trip story, or find the whole story in Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage. Moody Collective Portions are short pieces of content taken from our full-length books. Our goal is to introduce our readers to a complete idea in a brief, concise, and inexpensive format. Most portions will take about 20 minutes to read.

Emotional Literacy

Author: Claude Steiner
Editor: Personhood Press
ISBN: 9781932181029
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"This step-by-step program opens the door to achieving emotional power. Instructions are given on how emotional literacy—intelligence with a heart—can be learned through practicing specific exercises that foster the awareness of emotion in oneself and others, by increasing capacities to love others and oneself while developing honesty, and by taking responsibility for one's actions. Provided are instructions on how to reverse the dangerous self-destructive emotional patterns that can rule a person's life. This program shows individuals how to open their hearts and minds to honest and effective communication, how to survey the emotional landscape, and ultimately how to take responsibility for their emotional lives."

Human Fallibility

Author: Johannes Bauer
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048139414
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A curious ambiguity surrounds errors in professional working contexts: they must be avoided in case they lead to adverse (and potentially disastrous) results, yet they also hold the key to improving our knowledge and procedures. In a further irony, it seems that a prerequisite for circumventing errors is our remaining open to their potential occurrence and learning from them when they do happen. This volume, the first to integrate interdisciplinary perspectives on learning from errors at work, presents theoretical concepts and empirical evidence in an attempt to establish under what conditions professionals deal with errors at work productively—in other words, learn the lessons they contain. By drawing upon and combining cognitive and action-oriented approaches to human error with theories of adult, professional, and workplace learning this book provides valuable insights which can be applied by workers and professionals. It includes systematic theoretical frameworks for explaining learning from errors in daily working life, methodologies and research instruments that facilitate the measurement of that learning, and empirical studies that investigate relevant determinants of learning from errors in different professions. Written by an international group of distinguished researchers from various disciplines, the chapters paint a comprehensive picture of the current state of the art in research on human fallibility and (learning from) errors at work.

Mindwise

Author: Nicholas Epley
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351674
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You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want, and know. It’s a sixth sense you use every day, in every personal and professional relationship you have. At its best, this ability allows you to achieve the most important goal in almost any life: connecting, deeply and intimately and honestly, to other human beings. At its worst, it is a source of misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, leading to damaged relationships and broken dreams. How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who really likes you, or tell when someone is lying? How well do you really understand the minds of those closest to you, from your spouse to your kids to your best friends? Do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors, or clients want? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces us to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals? Why do we sometimes talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we do when, in fact, they do not? And why do we believe we understand our spouses, family, and friends so much better than we actually do? Mindwise will not turn other people into open books, but it will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

How To Avoid The 10 Mistakes Single Women Make

Author: Michelle McKinney Hammond
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934251
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While single women might think their biggest errors have to do with bad first dates, Michelle McKinney Hammond, bestselling author of" Sassy, Single, & Satisfied "(over 185,000 copies sold), addresses the real top-10 mistakes single women make that impact their faith, security, happiness, and, yes--love lives. With her down-to-earth style, Michelle takes a look at how women unknowingly: put life on hold until a man completes the picture allow peer pressure to dictate choices and desires miss the blessing of each immediate season of life Through scriptural principles and insightful questions, singles can examine their outlook and ultimately move toward healthier attitudes and behaviors about men, romance, finances, God, their biological clock, and so much more.

Technological Transformation

Author: E.F. Byrne
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400925972
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The philosophical study of technology has acquired only recently a voice in academic conversation. This situation is due, in part, to the fact that technology obviously impacts on "the real world," whereas the favored stereotype of philosophy allegedly does not. Furthermore, in some circles it was assumed that philosophy ought not impinge on the world. This bias continues today in the form of a general dismissal of the growing area now referred to as "applied philosophy". By contrast, the academic scrutiny of science has for the most part been accepted as legitimate for some 30 years, primarily because it has been conducted in a somewhat ethereal manner. This is, in part, because it was believed that, science being pure, one could think (even philosophically) about science without jeopardizing one's intellectual purity. Since World War II, however, practitioners of the metascientific arts have come to ac knowledge that science also shows signs of having touched down on numerous occasions in what can only be identified as the real world. No longer able to keep this banal truth a secret, purists have sought to defuse its import by stressing the difference between pure and applied science; and, lest science be tainted by contact with the world through its applications, they have devoted additional energy to separating applied science somehow from technology.