On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits

  • 8h 36m 21s
  • Wray Herbert
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2010

A popular science writer explores new research into the many shortcuts that our minds use to make snap decisions—and explains how they help, how they hurt, and how we can overrule them.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1. The VISCERAL Heuristic: Cold Shoulders and Clean Hands
  • Chapter 2. The VISIONARY Heuristic: Hills and Home Runs
  • Chapter 3. The MOMENTUM Heuristic: Intuitive Physics
  • Chapter 4. The FLUENCY Heuristic: The Power of Penmanship
  • Chapter 5. The MIMICRY Heuristic: Feeling Your Inner Ape
  • Chapter 6. The MAPMAKER Heuristic: Getting Away from It All
  • Chapter 7. The ARITHMETIC Heuristic: “For Just Pennies a Day”
  • Chapter 8. The SCARCITY Heuristic: Supply and Desire
  • Chapter 9. The ANCHOR Heuristic: Why Things Cost $19.95
  • Chapter 10. The CALORIE Heuristic: “Will Work for Food”
  • Chapter 11. The DECOY Heuristic: Please Don't Make Me Choose
  • Chapter 12. The FUTURISTIC Heuristic: A Wrinkle in Time
  • Chapter 13. The DESIGN Heuristic: Simplicity and Purpose
  • Chapter 14. The FORAGING Heuristic: Exploring and Exploiting
  • Chapter 15. The CARICATURE Heuristic: Engineering Prejudice
  • Chapter 16. The COOTIES Heuristic: Contagion and Magical Thinking
  • Chapter 17. The NATURALIST Heuristic: Back to the Garden
  • Chapter 18. The WHODUNIT Heuristic: Murder and Morality
  • Chapter 19. The GRIM REAPER Heuristic: Loneliness and Zealotry
  • Chapter 20. The DEFAULT Heuristic: Not to Decide Is…
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