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A Flaw in Human Judgment?

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Wherever there is judgment, there is noise — inconsistency and unwanted variability in the decision making process. Yet, most of the time, individuals and organizations ignore noise because they are unaware of it. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and thereby make far better decisions. When great thinkers of our time co-author a book, it is important to see what they have to say. Daniel Kahnemann (Thinking Fast and Slow) and Cass Sunstein (Nudge) have co-authored along with Oliver Sibony, Noise, A Flaw in Human Judgment (Little Brown and Company, 2021). In Noise, the authors show the detrimental effects of noise. They demonstrate their thesis with examples across many fields including medicine, law, economic forecasting, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. Packed with original ideas and offering the same kinds of research-based insights that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment — and what we can do about it. Join us to discuss their concepts.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Wieboldt Hall

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Dixie Johnson2.Joseph Hinkel 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/25/2021)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/9/2021 - 12/9/2021 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joseph Hinkel  ; Dixie Johnson 
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