The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes

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Product Details

Price
$27.95  $25.71
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.2 X 1.1 X 9.4 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393651423

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About the Author

David Robson is a freelance science writer based in the United Kingdom. A graduate of Cambridge University, he previously worked as an editor at New Scientist and a senior journalist at the BBC. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other publications. His first book, The Intelligence Trap, was published in 2019 and has been translated into fifteen languages.

Reviews

An engrossing standout in the thinking genre that will appeal to anyone who has ever been wrongheaded.
The Intelligence Trap is a ceaselessly fascinating book written by one of our most consistently superb science writers. Its counter-intuitive argument, that intelligence is no inoculation against wrongness, explains so much about the fractious and baffling times in which we live.--Will Storr, author of Selfie
A fascinating and enjoyable investigation of what intelligence is and isn't, by one of the most exciting new voices in science writing. This thought-provoking and brilliantly researched guide to achieving true wisdom shows us how to be smarter--and how to protect ourselves from the cleverest fools.--Gaia Vance, author of Adventures in the Anthropocene
The Intelligence Trap combines mesmerizing storytelling with groundbreaking new research about why having a high IQ can backfire. Essential reading for anyone who wants to think more clearly.--Rolf Dobelli, author of The Art of Thinking Clearly