Intuition - Myers, David G. - Yale University Press


A Yale Nota Bene Publication


Its Powers and Perils

  • David G. Myers
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Selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2003

Read more about the book at www.davidmyers.org.

How reliable is our intuition? How much should we depend on gut-level instinct rather than rational analysis? In this engaging book, David G. Myers shows us that while intuition can provide us with useful—and often amazing—insights, it can also dangerously mislead us.

"Myers’ book brilliantly establishes intuition as a legitimate subject of scientific inquiry."—Michael Shermer, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A lively and thorough review of the powers and pitfalls of gut instinct."—Eric Bonabeau, Harvard Business Review

"[Intuition is a book] that may help you make optimal use of your intuition. . . . [It] offers scientific grounding in the subject and practical steps for becoming more intelligently intuitive."—Money Magazine’s e-mail newsletter

"Delightfully readable and deliberately provocative."—Publishers Weekly (front cover)

"Entertaining, intelligent, and easy to read, Myers’s book offers an abundance of research findings dealing with what is more aptly called the ’nonconscious’ mind."—Choice

Intuition is a one-of-a-kind book by one of the best writers in psychology. Exceptionally reasonable, totally up-to-date, and responsible, the book has the potential to be a classic in the field.”—Robert J. Sternberg, 2003 president, American Psychological Association

David G. Myers, John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College, is also the author of The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty and A Quiet World: Living With Hearing Loss, both published by Yale University Press.