How To Think: Understanding the Way We Decide, Remember and Make Sense of the World (Paperback)

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How To Think: Understanding the Way We Decide, Remember and Make Sense of the World (Paperback)

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This book will get you thinking about thinking.

We understand more about the brain than ever before and we also have more tools than ever before to help us think. This book will show you how your brain works, how your mind works, why we all make certain mistakes in thinking and why that's not always a bad thing.

In order to understand how people behave, you need to understand how people think. And if you want to understand how people think, you need to have a basic understanding of cognitive psychology, cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience. This book explains cognition and the links between the brain, the mind and behaviour in a clear and straightforward way.

Through interesting case studies and research examples, Minda shows how the brain is involved in mental activity, how memory works, how language affects thought, how good (and bad) decisions are made, and why we make predictable errors in our thinking. With practical applications for everyday life, this a book that helps us become better thinkers, better learners and better problem-solvers. In the current era of big data, algorithms and AI, Minda argues that knowing about how humans think-how you think-is more important than ever before.

DR JOHN PAUL MINDA is a professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has been studying the mind and brain for over 20 years and has written extensively on the topic of how people think. He is the author of the textbook The Psychology of Thinking.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472143037
ISBN-10: 1472143035
Publisher: Robinson
Publication Date: March 15th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English
Thought-provoking . . . [Minda] knows the mind like the back of his hand . . . [How to Think] is a comprehensive account of thinking and behaviour that showcases the sheer brilliance of the human brain—Reaction

An approachable and engaging book about cognitive psychology for the curious lay reader ... I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in cognitive psychology or simply understanding human behaviour—The Psychologist