THE 'HOT HAND' AND OTHER ILLUSIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
THE D9 AND
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Who among us does not scoff at UFOs) astrology) and ESP? But the fact is that most of us also embrace dozens of other illusions with scarcely a second thought. These illusions) says psychologist Thomas Gilovich) are a product of the human mind's ceaseless quest to find order and meaning in the world-even where there is no order) even if the mind gets the meaning wrong. Many of these erroneous beliefs are harmless; others can lead to bias, prej- udice) error) or) in th...