Beginning with its first edition and through three subsequent editions,
Thinking and Deciding has established itself as the required text
and important reference work for students and scholars of human cognition and rationality.
In this, the fourth edition, Jonathan Baron retains the comprehensive attention
to the key questions addressed in the previous editions –
How should we think? What, if anything, keeps us from thinking that way?
How can we improve our thinking and decision making? –
and his expanded treatment of topics such as
risk, utilitarianism, Bayes’s theorem, and moral thinking.
With the student in mind, the fourth edition emphasizes
the development of an understanding of the fundamental concepts
in judgment and decision making.
This book is essential reading for students and scholars
in judgment and decision making and related fields,
including psychology, economics, law, medicine, and business.