Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Daniel Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think: System 1 (fast, intuitive, and emotional) and System 2 (slower, more deliberative, and more logical). Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuition and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, offering practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
by Sebastian Junger
Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.
by Claude Steele
Claude M. Steele offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.
by William Sedlacek
William E. Sedlacek--one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic of noncognitive assessment--challenges the use of the SAT and other standardized tests as the sole assessment tool for college and university admission. Here, he presents a noncognitive assessment method that can be used in concert with the standardized test, measuring what students know by evaluating what they can do and how they deal with a wide range of problems in different contexts.