What Have We Learned From Our Mistakes?

Published in Advances in Decision Analysis
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In this book chapter, written with Barbara Mellers, Connson and her co-author introduce readers to the many biases that hamper our ability to make good decisions and offer tips on how to overcome those biases.


The authors discuss the steps involved in good decision making and use those steps to organize results from behavioral decision research. Framing effects, self-serving biases, and context effects are a few of the many errors and biases that are presented. The authors also discuss techniques for reducing errors. They conclude by providing examples of human cognitive strengths, while emphasizing the importance of learning from our mistakes.

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