Category: Decision Theory: General

Naive Decision Making : Mathematics Applied to the Social World
How should one choose the best restaurant to eat in? Can one really make money at gambling? Or predict the future? Naive Decision Making presents the mathematical basis for making decisions where the outcome may be uncertain or...


The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Minilessons
The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Minilessons is a supplement to The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Teacher Handbook. The book includes essential information for teachers using The Cognitive Enrichment Advantage Educational...


Inventor's Manual
"Well presented, practical book, that everybody should have in his pocket" Michel Lecoq (Engineer with 50 years of experience in product, process and business development). Unlike other books that talk about...


Risk and Blame : Essays in Cultural Theory
Risk and danger are culturally conditioned ideas. They are shaped by pressures of social life and accepted notions of accountability. The risk analyses that are increasingly being utilised by politicians, aid programmes and...


What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There
This thought-provoking and copiously researched book provides educators with a blueprint for radical improvement based on the hard-learned experiences of their peers around the world.


Cognitive Workload and Fatigue in Financial Decision Making
This book presents new theory and empirical studies on the roles of cognitive workload and fatigue on repeated financial decisions. The mathematical models that are developed here utilize two cusp catastrophe functions for...


Communication and Organizational Crisis
Crisis events are increasingly common. Their impacts are greater-and they are more widely reported in the media-than ever before. They often symbolize tragedy and loss, but they are also the precipitating factors in radical,...


Five Levers to Improve Learning : How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School


10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools : How Do We Take Initiatives from Goals to Actions? (ASCD Arias)
Whether they're the result of a mandate from on high, a crisis that needs addressing, or simply a desire for improvement, change initiatives are a constant in most every school. In this book, veteran teacher, administrator,...


Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms : How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning


Sort It! (Kindergarten)
Discusses the different ways things can be sorted.


Critical Thinking : A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking, Better Decision Making and Problem Solving
"Critical Thinking: A Beginner's Guide To Critical Thinking, Better Decision Making and Problem Solving!" is a great introduction to the fundamental principles of critical thinking. It is a book that offers...


Inside Out : How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection to Help Their Clients
This new and insightful book, is based on a program that author Gary Friedman, along with colleague Jack Himmelstein (a law professor and lawyer) and Norman Fischer (a Buddhist monk) has been teaching for the last 6 years. It...


What's Worth Fighting for in Your School
Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, "What's Worth Fighting For In Your School?" inspires teachers and principals to...


Advancing Through Analogies
Teaching students to solve analogies not only develops analogical thinking, it also helps students learn and apply vocabulary skills. Packed with advanced analogies for older students, this book of challenging analogy activities...


Risk Savvy : How To Make Good Decisions
This is a fascinating, practical guide to making better decisions with our money, health and personal lives from Gerd Gigerenzer, the author of Reckoning with Risk. Risk-taking is essential for innovation, fun, and the courage...


Optimal Sequentially Planned Decision Procedures
Learning from experience, making decisions on the basis of the available information, and proceeding step by step to a desired goal are fundamental behavioural qualities of human beings. Nevertheless, it was not until the early...


Empowering Verbal/Non-Verbal Communications : By Connecting the Cognitive Dots
The express purpose of this book is to assist anyone who is ready to develop quality interactive communication skills that are key building blocks required to attain strong and rewarding goals pertaining to, but not inclusive...


Critical Thinking for Students 4th Edition : Learn the Skills for Analysing, Evaluating and Producing Arguments
The skills of Critical Thinking are important whatever subject you are studying. They enable you to assess what's been said or written by asking the right questions: 'What does this mean?' 'What else could it...


Got Data? Now What? : Creating and Leading Cultures of Inquiry
Test, state, or provincial scores are too far from the local classroom and individual learners to elicit powerful conversations about practice. Many schools limit their collaborative conversations to these high-stakes tests due...


Transformative Experience
As we live our lives, we repeatedly make decisions that shape our future circumstances and affect the sort of person we will be. When choosing whether to start a family, or deciding on a career, we often think we can assess the...


The Origins of Collective Decision Making
Building on his highly original and always insightful earlier works on collective activity, in Origins of Collective Decision Making Andy Blunden turns his attention to the question of how groups make decisions. Examining three...


Releasing the Imagination : Essays on Education, the Arts and Social Change
Now in Paperback "This remarkable set of essays defines the role of imagination in general education, arts education, aesthetics, literature, and the social and multicultural context...The author argues for schools to be...


Transformative Experience
As we live our lives, we repeatedly make decisions that shape our future circumstances and affect the sort of person we will be. When choosing whether to start a family, or deciding on a career, we often think we can assess the...


School Bond Success : A Strategy for Building America's Schools
Many school buildings across America are falling apart due to age or lack of maintenance. Others are outmoded and do not meet the needs of modern educational programs and curricula. Unfortunately, school administrators and...


The Hungry Brain : The Nutrition/Cognition Connection
Feed the brain first to make the nutrition/cognition connection! Focusing on nutrition's role in promoting learning, the author calls on educators to model good food choices for their students. Building on a simple...


Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason
Can quite different values be rationally weighed against one another? Can the value of one thing always be ranked as greater than, equal to, or less than the value of something else? If the answer to these questions is no, then...


Quantum Models of Cognition and Decision
Much of our understanding of human thinking is based on probabilistic models. This innovative book by Jerome R. Busemeyer and Peter D. Bruza argues that, actually, the underlying mathematical structures from quantum theory...


Basic Geometry of Voting
Amazingly, the complexities of voting theory can be explained and resolved with comfortable geometry. A geometry which unifies such seemingly disparate topics as manipulation, monotonicity, and even the apportionment issues of...