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Why do intelligent people sometimes behave in ways so stupid that they destroy their livelihoods or even their lives? This book is the first to investigate the psychological basis for stupidity in everyday life. Experts shed light on the nature and theory of stupidity, whether stupidity is measurable, how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences, and much more.
About the Author
Robert J Sternberg is IBM Professor and Education and direcor of PACW, the Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise, at Yale University. He is a widely known expert on intelligence testing and the author or editor of some sixty books, including The Psychology of Love and Competence Considered, both published by Yale University Press.
Table of Contents
Why and When Are Smart People Stupid?
Beliefs that make smart People Dumb
Smart People doing Dumb Things : The case of Managerial Incompetence
Whent Smart People behave Stupidly : Reconciling Inconsistencies in Social-Emotional Intelligence
Sex, Lies and Audiiotapes : The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal
Rationality, Intelligence and levels of analysis in Cognitive Science : Is Dysrationalia Possible?
Smart is as Stuped Does : Exploring bases of Erroneous Reasioning of Smart People Regarding Learning and other Disabilities
When "Stupid" is Smarter Than We Are : Mindlessness and the Attribution of Stupidity
Smart People are not Stupid, but they can be Foolish : The Imbalance Theory of Foolishness