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Gigerenzer, Gerd

Works: 171 works in 643 publications in 7 languages and 19,491 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wpr, Creator
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Most widely held works about Gerd Gigerenzer
Most widely held works by Gerd Gigerenzer
The Empire of chance : how probability changed science and everyday life by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells how quantitative ideas of chance have transformed the natural and social sciences as well as everyday life over the past three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological impact on biology, physics, and psychology. In contrast to the literature on the mathematical development of probability and statistics, this book centers on how these technical innovations recreated our conceptions of nature, mind, and society
Bounded rationality : the adaptive toolbox by Reinhard Selten( )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Report of the 84th Dahlem Workshop on Bounded Rationality: The Adaptive Toolbox, Berlin, March 14-19, 1999"--Page ii. Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Calculated risks : how to know when numbers deceive you by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigerenzer explains that a major obstacle to our understanding of numbers is that we live with an illusion of certainty. Many of us believe that HIV tests, DNA fingerprinting, and the growing number of genetic tests are absolutely certain. But even DNA evidence can produce spurious matches. We cling to our illusion of certainty because the medical industry, insurance companies, investment advisers, and election campaigns have become purveyors of certainty, marketing it like a commodity. To avoid confusion, says Gigerenzer, we should rely on more understandable representations of risk, such as absolute risks. For example, it is said that a mammography screening reduces the risk of breast cancer by 25 percent. But in absolute risks, that means that out of every 1,000 women who do not participate in screening, 4 will die while out of 1,000 women who do, 3 will die. A 25 percent risk reduction sounds much more significant than a benefit that 1 out of 1,000 women will reap. This eye-opening book explains how we can overcome our ignorance of numbers and better understand the risks we may be taking with our money, our health, and our lives
Rationality for mortals : how people cope with uncertainty by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerd Gigerenzer's work examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behaviour and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behaviour is more rational than it might otherwise appear
Heuristics and the law by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Report of the 94th Dahlem Workshop on Heuristics and the Law, Berlin, June 6-11, 2004"--Page ii
Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020 by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge - on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand the available medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are 'risk illiterate' - frequently unable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Doctors often cannot interpret test results; patients cannot make informed decisions if they are given bad information. Surprisingly, treatments vary widely from one region to another. For example, in one referral region in Iowa, sixty percent of prostate patients had surgery, while in another region only fifteen percent had the same surgery. This unwarranted disparity in treatment decisions is the rule rather than the exception in the United States and Europe. All of this contributes to much wasted spending in health care
Gut feelings : the intelligence of the unconscious by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigerenzer is one of the researchers of behavioral intuition responsible for the science behind Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Blink. Gladwell showed how snap decisions often yield better results than careful analysis. Now, Gigerenzer explains why intuition is such a powerful decision-making tool. Drawing on a decade of research, Gigerenzer demonstrates that gut feelings are actually the result of unconscious mental processes--processes that apply rules of thumb that we've derived from our environment and prior experiences. The value of these rules lies precisely in their difference from rational analysis--they take into account only the most useful bits of information rather than attempting to evaluate all possible factors. By examining various decisions we make, Gigerenzer shows how gut feelings not only lead to good practical decisions, but also underlie the moral choices that make our society function.--From publisher description
Simple heuristics that make us smart by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast and frugal heuristics - simple rules for making decisions with realistic mental resources - are presented here. Developing computational models of heuristics shows how fast and frugal heuristics can yield adaptive decisions
Adaptive thinking : rationality in the real world by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? How can innumeracy be turned into insight? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This new book addresses these questions as it attempts to rethink rationality as adaptive thinking: to understand how minds cope with their environments, both ecological and social. Together, these collected papers develop the idea that human thinking - from scientific creativity to simply understanding what a positive HIV test means - "happens" partly outside the mind." "Gerd Gigerenzer proposes and illustrates a bold new research program that investigates the psychology of rationality. Gigerenzer's original concepts of ecological, bounded, and social rationality provide an alternative framework to the study of human rationality. His path-breaking collection takes research on thinking, social intelligence, creativity, and decisionmaking out of an ethereal world - where the laws of logic and probability reign - and places it into the real world of human tools, heuristics, and social motives." "Adaptive Thinking is written for general readers with an interest in psychology, cognitive science, economics, sociology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and animal behavior. It also teaches a practical audience (such as physicians, AIDS counselors, and experts in criminal law) how to understand and communicate uncertainties and risks."--Jacket
Risk savvy : how to make good decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information. In Risk Savvy, Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how. Risk Savvy is an insightful and easy-to-understand remedy to our collective information overload and an essential guide to making smart, confident decisions in the face of uncertainty"--
Experts in science and society by Elke Kurz-Milcke( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In today's complex world, we have come to rely increasingly on those who have expertise in specific areas and can bring their knowledge to bear on crucial social, political and scientific questions. Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, Experts in Science and Society explores expertise as a relational concept. How do experts balance their commitment to science with that to society? How does a society actually determine that a person has expertise? What personal traits are valued in an expert? From where does the expert derive authority? What makes new forms of expertise emerge? These and related questions are addressed from a wide range of areas in order to be inclusive, as well as to demonstrate similarities across areas. Likewise, in order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, legal experts, and more
Cognition as intuitive statistics by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological rationality : intelligence in the world by Peter M Todd( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'More information is always better, and full information is best. More computation is always better, and optimization is best.' More-is-better ideals such as these have long shaped our vision of rationality. Yet humans and other animals typically rely on simple heuristics to solve adaptive problems, focusing on one or a few important cues and ignoring the rest, and shortcutting computation rather than striving for as much as possible. In this book, we argue that in an uncertain world, more information and computation are not always better, and we ask when, and why, less can be more. The answers to these questions constitute the idea of ecological rationality: how we are able to achieve intelligence in the world by using simple heuristics matched to the environments we face, exploiting the structures inherent in our physical, biological, social, and cultural surroundings."--Publisher's description
Heuristics : the foundations of adaptive behavior( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do people make decisions when time is limited, information unreliable, and the future uncertain? This book tells how based on the work of Herbert Simon, the Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC) Group has developed a research programme on simple heuristics, also known as fast and frugal heuristics
Reckoning with risk : learning to live with uncertainty by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However much we crave certainty, we live in an uncertain world. But are we guilty of wildly exaggerating the chances of some unwanted event happening to us? Are ordinary people idiots when reasoning with risk? Far too many of us, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, are hampered by our own innumeracy. Here, he shows us that our difficulties in thinking about numbers can easily be overcome
Bauchentscheidungen : die Intelligenz des Unbewussten und die Macht der Intuition by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Das Herz hat seine Gründe, die der Verstand nicht kennt.' Viele Menschen treffen Entscheidungen 'aus dem Bauch heraus', was auf den ersten Blick aller Vernunft zu widersprechen scheint. Gerd Gigerenzer, Professor für Psychologie und Direktor am Berliner Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, erkundet anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, woher unsere Bauchgefühle oder Intuitionen kommen und welcher spezifischen Logik unsere unbewusste Intelligenz folgt. Das Geheimnis des gefilterten Wissens - Ausgezeichnet als 'Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres 2007'. Der Bestseller von Gerd Gigerenzer, einem der profiliertesten deutschen Psychologen der Gegenwart. Gerd Gigerenzer ist der in Wissenschaftskreisen derzeit meistzitierte deutsche Psychologe. Nach Lehrtätigkeiten in Konstanz, Salzburg und Chicago ist er heute Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung in Berlin, wo er den Bereich 'Adaptives Verhalten und Kognition' leitet. Dort erforscht er u. a. Risikoverhalten und -kommunikation, die Natur sozialer Intelligenz und schliesslich, wie Menschen mit begrenzter Zeit und begrenztem Wissen Entscheidungen treffen. Seine Forschungsarbeit ist interdisziplinär und berührt die Fachrichtungen Ökonomie, Informatik, Psychologie, Mathematik, Anthropologie und Biologie. Er hat zahlreiche internationale Auszeichnungen erhalten, so auch den Preis der renommierten American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Sein populärwissenschaftliches Buch 'Das Einmaleins der Skepsis' (2002) fand international Beachtung
Warum dick nicht doof macht und Genmais nicht tötet Über Risiken und Nebenwirkungen der Unstatistik by Thomas Bauer( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durchblick in einer Welt voller Unstatistiken Trockenobst ist giftig, Fast Food macht depressiv, Choleragefahr nimmt rasant zu, Polen sind fleißiger als Deutsche: Mit solch dramatischen Meldungen auf höchst fragwürdiger Datenbasis lassen wir uns täglich nur allzu gern aufstören. Der Psychologe Gerd Gigerenzer, der Ökonom Thomas Bauer und der Statistiker Walter Krämer diagnostizieren uns eine Art Analphabetismus im Umgang mit Wahrscheinlichkeiten und Risiken und haben darauf mit der Ernennung der "Unstatistik des Monats" ( reagiert. Anhand haarsträubender Beispiele aus dem Reich der Statistik erklären sie, wie wir Humbug durchschauen, zwischen echter Information und Panikmache unterscheiden und die Welt wieder sehen, wie sie tatsächlich ist
Simply rational : decision making in the real world by Gerd Gigerenzer( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical illiteracy can have an enormously negative impact on decision making. This book brings together applied and theoretical research on risks and decision making across the fields of medicine, psychology, and economics. Collectively, the chapters demonstrate why the frame in which statistics are communicated is essential for broader understanding and sound decision making, and that understanding risks and uncertainty has wide-reaching implications for daily life
Gut feelings : [the intelligence of the unconscious] by Gerd Gigerenzer( Recording )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gigerenzer is one of the researchers of behavioral intuition responsible for the science behind Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller Blink. Gladwell showed how snap decisions often yield better results than careful analysis. Now, Gigerenzer explains why intuition is such a powerful decision-making tool
Gut feelings : short cuts to better decision making by Gerd Gigerenzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Gut Feelings' reveals the secrets of fast and effective decision making, analysing the heuristics that people actually use to make good decisions and showing how we can become better decision-makers ourselves
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Bounded rationality : the adaptive toolbox
Alternative Names
Gerd Gigerenzer deutscher Kognitionspsychologe

Gerd Gigerenzer Duits psycholoog

Gerd Gigerenzer German psychologist

Gerd Gigerenzer psychologue allemand

Gi Geo Len Cheo, Ge Leu Teu 1947-

Gigerenzer, G.

Gigerenzer, G. 1947-

Gigerenzer, G. 1947- (Gerd)

Gigerenzer, G. (Gerd)

Kigŏrench'ŏ, KeRŭt'ŭ 1947-

Гигеренцер, Герд

기거렌처, 게르트 1947-

ギーゲレンツァー, ゲルト

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Bounded rationality : the adaptive toolboxCalculated risks : how to know when numbers deceive youRationality for mortals : how people cope with uncertaintyHeuristics and the lawBetter doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020Gut feelings : the intelligence of the unconsciousSimple heuristics that make us smartAdaptive thinking : rationality in the real world