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July 28, 2007

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Dr. Hanson,
Could you please post some good readings for someone interested becoming better versed in hueristics and biases? I have read Elizer short overview, and some of Kahneman's stuff. Any other papers, books, textbooks?

Thanks

Interesting quote.

It doesn't sound as intellectually appealing, but it instantly made me think of the cattiness of girls (I taught high school for two years). A pretty girl walks in the room, and the other girls in the room will immediately begin formulating their thoughts so as to rip her to shreds as soon as they have the chance. All in a seemingly blind psychological effort at making themselves feel better. It's as if they believe that whatever beauty they can knock off of the "pretty" girl, will automatically be added to themselves.

That quote always makes me think of Thomas Sowell's Vision of the Anointed.

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