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Critical thinking skills are essential for life in the st century In this follow up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts By explaining how the human brain works, and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions, ask the right questions at the right time , know what to look for when evaluating information, and understand how your own brain subconsciously clouds your judgment Think you re too smart to be easily misled Harrison summarizes scientific research showing how easily even intelligent and well educated people can be fooled We all suffer from cognitive biases, embellished memories, and the tendency to kowtow to authority figures or be duped by dubious truths packaged in appealing stories And as primates we are naturally status seekers, so we are prone to irrational beliefs that seem to enhance our sense of belonging and ranking Emotional impulses and stress also all too often lead us into traps of misperception and bad judgment Understanding what science has discovered about the brain makes you better equipped to cope with its built in pitfalls Good Thinking the book and the practice makes clear that with knowledge and the right thinking skills, anyone can lead a safer, wiser, efficient, and productive life From the Trade Paperback edition Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

About the Author: Guy P. Harrison

I write about many things but my primary focus is on science and skepticism I believe that our world could be a little better and a lot less crazy ifpeople simply understood how science works and appreciated the protective value of skeptical thinking in everyday life.I ve held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist I m also a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about many people and places inthan 25 countries on five continents I have had some very rewarding jobs teaching history and science to bright young students and working with abused and neglected children My degree is in history and anthropology University of South Florida I ve won some nice awards for my writing and photography but doubt anyone really cares about that other than my sweet mother.When I m not staring at a blank computer screen hoping that an interesting sequence of words will appear, I m likely to be running, hiking, reading a science book, working out at a gym, or trying to teach life lessons to my children via repeated forced viewings of Star Trek original series, of course When normal people are busy thinking about politics, economics, and the Kardashians, I m usually daydreaming about time travel, the singularity rapture of the nerds ancient Greece, extremophiles, the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and robots.My latest book is 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True It s a fun grand tour of unusual unproven claims such as astrology, psychics, ghosts, UFOs, faith healing, and so on as viewed through the lens of science and skepticism It s published by Prometheus Books.

10 thoughts on “Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser

  1. Book Book says:

    Good Thinking What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser by Guy P Harrison Good Thinking is a first rate and practical follow up to his previous excellent book title Think Where Think was about questioning everything, Good Thinking is about presenting practical ways to leadproductive lives by leading a lifestyle that is conducive to a healthier brain

  2. Thomas Edmund Thomas Edmund says:

    I was a little worried picking up Good Thinking, the premise seemed a lot audacious and I was unfamiliar with the author so I had a brief concern that I was just going to be sold their particular brand of good thinking.My worries were misplaced, its rare to find an author with both critical thinking chops and a passion for change and this book fulfills both purposes Harrison

  3. SundayAtDusk SundayAtDusk says:

    This is a rambling, repetitious book that proposes science is God, and one cannot believe in anything unproved by science, if one wants to be known as a critical thinker The author also preaches humility, which was amusing since after reading the book, the about the author page, and some of Mr Harrison s website, one has the feeling he would not recognize humility if it hit him

  4. John Behle John Behle says:

    Rugged reminders on how onerous, how much of a daily challenge it is to make good decisions We live in a modern culture that lulls us in to making the quick, easy, profitable to others , often unhealthy, non choice From picking out soap to safe driving, to making career choices, we resist good thinking Our brains develop, quickly, lazy do loops of rote Harrison, in his wrap up chap

  5. Ann Ann says:

    Anatomy learning is fun for me, so my favorite part was shrinking down for the brain tour, and explanations on how it all works in the first half of the book Second half is choc full of some quite long explanations and examples of critical thinking checking facts, questioning , or lack of thinking in a few instances, most of which I found reasonably interesting, at least enough to kee

  6. Stephanie Kotterer Stephanie Kotterer says:

    Fantastic, easy read about the brain and all the influence and importance it has in our lives This should be on everybody s reading list if you are interested in reaching your full potential, living well and healthy and want to know all the little tricks your brain plays on you in daily life Good thinking is 100% the only way to go in this fake news saturated, chaotic and scary world

  7. Michael Gabriel Raphael Michael Gabriel Raphael says:

    This book has brought my understanding of critical thinking to new level It explores how all thinkings are associated with our brains, and gives good advices on how to save yourselves from bad and impulsive decisions I highly recommend this book

  8. Scott Scott says:

    This is a very good book for general readers As with his previous books, Guy P Harrison s style is very friendly and accessible, not overly complicated or difficult to grasp The title is a bit misleading when it says wealthier As Guy stresses in the book, good thinking won t make youmoney necessarily, but it can save you money by not spending it on nonsense Just a distinction I think is worth

  9. Ian Liberman Ian Liberman says:

    Guy Harrison has put out a series of books that gives us the tools and knowledge to be better humans in regards to how we perceive reality and truth Good Thinking is another outstanding book in this series This time Guy has provided us with a everything you ever wanted to know about the human brain from a physiological to psychological profile and how this affects our behavior and beliefs As usua

  10. Dragonlady Dragonlady says:

    Everyone comes equipped with a brain preinstalled but few of us understand or appreciate the evolutionary forces that forged the way we use it and that lack of understanding can lead to making critical mistakes during the decision making process Luckily, Harrison has penned an approachable owner s manual that explains in part why people make bad choices, the way the brain works, why and so muchAt a

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