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Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

by Robert J. Sternberg

  • 34 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Behavioural theory (Behaviourism),
  • Intelligence,
  • Popular psychology,
  • Intelligence Testing,
  • Psychology,
  • General,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • Conduct of life,
  • Errors,
  • Intellect,
  • Stupidity

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9680756M
    ISBN 100300090331
    ISBN 109780300090338

      Smart people are often those most likely to harbor such a belief. In a book I edited entitled Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid (Yale University Press, ), I argued that smart people, and especially smart leaders -- including academic administrators -- are particularly susceptible to fallacies in thinking that promote foolish behavior.   So what makes smart people like Arthur Conan Doyle hold unusual beliefs? And I'm sure you can think of many instances where intelligent people do stupid things and make unwise decisions.

    4. Intelligent people tend to use their instincts more to make decisions whereas book smart people rely on tried and tested strategies 5. Book smart people are often educated to a high level 6. Book smart people have often studied hard to achieve their level of knowledge. 7. Intelligent people may or may not have been educated to a higher level 8.   There’s little question that smart people including presidents do stupid things. In fact the smarter the person the dumber certain behaviors appear. While most people merely shake their heads in disbelief that an otherwise smart president would have an affair with a seductive intern psychologist Gene F. Ostrom asked why.3/5.

      Also, doctors are stereotyped as the smart ones, and the general population does not believe that smart people are capable of doing stupid things. I see these “smart” people do stupid things every day. These ranges from not understanding or being able to use a hole puncher properly to getting scammed in business dealings with shady contracts.   This is, in other words, perhaps why “smart” people do “dumb” things. The ability to think critically, on the other hand, has been associated with wellness and longevity. Though often Author: Heather A. Butler.


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Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid by Robert J. Sternberg Download PDF EPUB FB2

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid focuses on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the /5(6). Written by multiple authors who make key contributions, the book introduces a myriad of compelling reasons as to why smart people can be so stupid in each chapter.

Perhaps the most adopted view of intelligence is the ability to Warning: This book is not for everyone/5.

Why Smart People Are Stupid. By Jonah Lehre r. Although we assume that intelligence is a buffer against bias—that’s why those with higher S.A.T.

scores think they are less prone to these. “Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid offers serious answers to a neglected conundrum, one with ramifications for understanding the very nature of intelligence itself.

As always, Robert Sternberg takes on important issues in a creative way, and has gathered a strong band of contributors, each of whom offers an insightful analysis.

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid - Kindle edition by Sternberg, Robert J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid/5(12). "Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid" suggests a man at the verge of that great and humane understanding: Imagine that the young Sternberg had instead gotten run over by a school bus and had found Author: Gavin Mcnett.

Get this from a library. Why smart people can be so stupid. [Robert J Sternberg;] -- Annotation Why do intelligent people sometimes behave in ways so stupid that they destroy their livelihoods or even their lives. This book is the first to investigate the psychological basis for.

“A serious attempt to understand a common phenomenon” from the author of The Nature of Human Intelligence (Psychology Today). One need not look far to find breathtaking acts of stupidity committed by people who are smart, or even brilliant.

The behavior of clever individuals—from presidents to prosecutors to professors—is at times so amazingly stupid as. Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid focuses on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences.

Why do otherwise intelligent people think and behave in ways so stupid that they sometimes destroy their livelihoods or even their lives. This is an investigation of psychological research to see what it can tell us about stupidity in everyday life.

The contributors to the volume—scholars in various areas of human intelligence—present. Buy Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid New Ed by Sternberg, Robert J (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(12). I think this is actually a misconception that many people have. The fact is very smart people use their cognitive ability on an entirely different, higher level, and because of this people misunderstand them. Here are a few specific examples that. Robert J.

Sternberg, ed., Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid (Yale Univ. Press ). Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid - a collection of essays and articles by academic psychologists - provides a sometimes stimulating, but often mind-numbing, scholarly treatment of an interesting subject.

While it perhaps barely needs to be stated, smart people do undertake. Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy tries to make sense of in his recent book, If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t One of the premises of.

So smart people are better at arguing their own views but they’re not necessarily better at understanding where others are coming from.

Via The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion: Perkins found that IQ was by far the biggest predictor of how well people argued, but it predicted only the number of my-side.

In Ben Goldcare’s book Bad Science, he titles one of his chapter’s “Why clever people believe stupid things.” Among the reasons he Author: Barry Davret.

No wonder so many of these intelligent people described their jobs as being dumb. Being smart can come at a cost While doing this research I. The title of this book,Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid,assumes that smart people at least sometimes do stupid addition, the title implies that such stupid behavior needs explaining.

The first challenge to anyone who tries to provide an explanation is that the title is phrased in terms from the common vernacular. So what makes smart people like Arthur Conan Doyle hold unusual beliefs.

And I'm sure you can think of many instances where intelligent people do stupid things and make unwise decisions. The title of this book, Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid, assumes that smart people at least sometimes do stupid things.

In addition, the title im-plies that such stupid behavior needs explaining. The first challenge to any-one who tries to provide an explanation is that the title is phrased in terms.

The reason smart people can sometimes be stupid, he says, is that intelligence and rationality are different. “There is a narrow set of cognitive skills that we track and that we call intelligence. But that’s not the same as intelligent behaviour in the real world,” Stanovich says.How Can Smart People Sometimes Be So Stupid?

"The way of fools seems right to them" - Proverbs Posted I recently went to a presentation. It was about America and selling stupid. I wasn't sure what I expected to hear at this presentation but I went anyway purely out of curiosity.

What I heard totally flipped me out. Think the Kardashians are stupid.