Book: Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph T. Hallinan
About: Hallinan gives a fascinating tour of why humans make common errors over and over again. Perception, attention, biases and ways to combat these errors are all covered.
Some fun facts I learned:
- Teams with black uniforms get penalized more than those with other color jerseys
- Men really don't like to ask for directions
- If you change an answer on a test, you are most likely changing it to a wrong answer
- NBA players miss more free throws in the playoffs
- You'll buy more if a price is listed as four for a dollar as opposed to 25 cents each
Cons: No in text citations. Unclear why he includes both a bibliography and references. I'm assuming he used most of his bibliography as references.