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The Truth Detective: Practical Tools for Everyday Critical Thinking
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The Truth Detective: Practical Tools for Everyday Critical Thinking (Paperback)

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Uncertainty, risk, ambiguity, emotion, non-verbal behaviour - in so many ways life is like a game of poker. So approach it like a poker player, with critical thinking.

In The Truth Detective, science journalist and competitive poker player Alex O'Brien shows how we can survive and prosper in a world full of uncertainty and incomplete information. It's a book about getting to the truth.

You'll meet a host of experts who break down the science of navigating a world in which fact and fiction are becoming increasingly hard to tell apart. Presenting evidence from psychological research and a range of professionals - from FBI agents and behavioural economists to poker aces and bounty hunters - O'Brien assembles strategies we can all use to analyse the information that surrounds us every day.

Tackle life like a poker player. Let your critical thinking guide you through the jungle of disinformation - and on to success in the game of life.

Health & WellbeingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologySocial, group or collective psychologyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/02/2022 ISBN-13: 9781788164870  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alex O'Brien is a London based science writer. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Medium, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Delayed Gratification, The Long&Short and others. She was shortlisted for Best Newcomer in 2016 by the Association of British Science Writers and co-founded of EquationX - a series of science related leadership events hosting talks and debates. Alex is also keen amateur poker player.

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