✓ Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser || Á PDF Read by ↠ Guy P. Harrison

By Guy P. Harrison | Comments: ( 379 ) | Date: ( Dec 09, 2019 )

Critical thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century In this follow up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts By explaining how the human brain works, anCritical thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century In this follow up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts By explaining how the human brain works, and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions, ask the right questions at the right time , know what to look for when evaluating information, and understand how your own brain subconsciously clouds your judgment Think you re too smart to be easily misled Harrison summarizes scientific research showing how easily even intelligent and well educated people can be fooled We all suffer from cognitive biases, embellished memories, and the tendency to kowtow to authority figures or be duped by dubious truths packaged in appealing stories And as primates we are naturally status seekers, so we are prone to irrational beliefs that seem to enhance our sense of belonging and ranking Emotional impulses and stress also all too often lead us into traps of misperception and bad judgment Understanding what science has discovered about the brain makes you better equipped to cope with its built in pitfalls Good Thinking the book and the practice makes clear that with knowledge and the right thinking skills, anyone can lead a safer, wiser, efficient, and productive life.From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Title: Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser
  • Author: Guy P. Harrison
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  • Page: 316
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About Author:

Guy P. Harrison

I write about many things but my primary focus is on science and skepticism I believe that our world could be a little better and a lot less crazy if people simply understood how science works and appreciated the protective value of skeptical thinking in everyday life.I ve held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist I m also a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about many people and places in than 25 countries on five continents I have had some very rewarding jobs teaching history and science to bright young students and working with abused and neglected children My degree is in history and anthropology University of South Florida I ve won some nice awards for my writing and photography but doubt anyone really cares about that other than my sweet mother.When I m not staring at a blank computer screen hoping that an interesting sequence of words will appear, I m likely to be running, hiking, reading a science book, working out at a gym, or trying to teach life lessons to my children via repeated forced viewings of Star Trek original series, of course When normal people are busy thinking about politics, economics, and the Kardashians, I m usually daydreaming about time travel, the singularity rapture of the nerds ancient Greece, extremophiles, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and robots.My latest book is 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True It s a fun grand tour of unusual unproven claims such as astrology, psychics, ghosts, UFOs, faith healing, and so on as viewed through the lens of science and skepticism It s published by Prometheus Books.



Comments Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

  • Book

    Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser by Guy P. Harrison“Good Thinking" is a first-rate and practical follow up to his previous excellent book title “Think”. Where Think was about questioning everything, Good Thinking is about presenting practical ways to lead more productive lives by leading a lifestyle that is conducive to a healthier brain. Accomplished author, historian, anthropologist and just all-around good human being Guy P. Harrison provid [...]


  • SundayAtDusk

    This is a rambling, repetitious book that proposes science is God, and one cannot believe in anything unproved by science, if one wants to be known as a "critical thinker". The author also preaches humility, which was amusing; since after reading the book, the "about the author" page, and some of Mr. Harrison's website, one has the feeling he would not recognize humility if it hit him in the face. Read instead Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. Even though it [...]


  • John Behle

    Rugged reminders on how onerous, how much of a daily challenge it is to make good decisions. We live in a modern culture that lulls us in to making the quick, easy, profitable (to others), often unhealthy, non-choice. From picking out soap to safe driving, to making career choices, we resist good thinking. Our brains develop, quickly, lazy do-loops of rote.Harrison, in his wrap up chapter, states the toughest life long decision we must make is whether or not to have children. There is nothing ha [...]


  • Scott

    This is a very good book for general readers. As with his previous books, Guy P. Harrison's style is very friendly and accessible, not overly complicated or difficult to grasp. The title is a bit misleading when it says "wealthier." As Guy stresses in the book, good thinking won't make you more money necessarily, but it can save you money by not spending it on nonsense. Just a distinction I think is worth mentioning up front.His first chapter alone is worth reading, as it makes a good case for g [...]


  • Ian Liberman

    Guy Harrison has put out a series of books that gives us the tools and knowledge to be better humans in regards to how we perceive reality and truth. Good Thinking is another outstanding book in this series. This time Guy has provided us with a everything you ever wanted to know about the human brain from a physiological to psychological profile and how this affects our behavior and beliefs. As usual, his amazing communication skills, provides us with ability to understand and comprehend the fas [...]


  • Dragonlady

    Everyone comes equipped with a brain preinstalled but few of us understand or appreciate the evolutionary forces that forged the way we use it and that lack of understanding can lead to making critical mistakes during the decision making process. Luckily, Harrison has penned an approachable owner’s manual that explains in part why people make bad choices, the way the brain works, why and so much more. At a time when we are bombarded by massive quantities of information, being capable of sortin [...]


  • Sara Goldenberg

    When I got this book from the library I thought maybe he was Christian upon reading it, it was obvious what he didn't think. He is Godless, plain and simple.I closed it and packed it to return. I'm not going to read his other books.


  • Patrick

    Good stuff but nothing new here.


  • Charles M.

    Author discusses a study of the human brain and through understanding of its functions how one can better use it to fuller capacity.


  • Tai Tai

    Guy's advice will help you stay "woke"


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