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Published: 09 November 2000

448 Pages | graphs and tables


ISBN: 9780195143270

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Human Judgment and Social Policy

Irreducible Uncertainty, Inevitable Error, Unavoidable Injustice

Kenneth R. Hammond

  • Written a world-famous expert on the science of decision making
  • The first comprehensive treatment of human judgment aplied to the creation of social policy
  • Applies the latest research findins on judment to many well-known issues, from the Challenger disaster to Federal Reserve policy-making
  • Demonstrates the importance of evolution in the formation of cognitive competence
  • Takes aim at views advanced in such books at The Bell Curve and The Death of Common Sense