Readership: Cognitive scientists; people interested in public policy, medicine, law, and engineering. Social workers and desicion makers.
Kenneth R. Hammond, Professor Emeritus and Former Director of the Center for Research on Judgement and Policy, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Hammond mangnificently reviews the history and major controversies in studies of cognition and decision making. Using examples from public policy, medicine, law, and engineering, he illustrates tensions between analysis and intuition, and correspondence versus coherence models of truth. . . . Clearly a contribution to cognitive science." - Choice
PART I: Rivalry
1: Irreducible Uncertainty and the Need for Judgment
2: Duality of Error and Policy Formation
3: Coping with Uncertainty: The Rivalry Between Intuition and Analysis
PART II: Tension
4: Origins of Tensions Between Coherence and Correspondence Theories of Competence in Judgment and Decision Making
5: The Evolutionary Roots of Correspondence Competence
PART III: Compromise and Reconciliation
6: Reducing Rivalry Through Compromise
7: Task Structure, Cognitive Change, and Pattern Recognition
8: Reducing Tensions Between Coherence and Correspondence Through Constructive Complementarity
PART IV: Possibilities
9: Is It Possible to Learn by Intervening?
10: Is It Possible to Learn from Representing?
11: Possibilities for Wisdom
12: The Possible Future of Cognitive Competence