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Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer appears in the following:

The Believing Brain

Monday, August 29, 2011

Psychologist, historian of science, and skeptic Michael Shermer explains his theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished—from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. His book The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths examines how humans form beliefs about the world. Once beliefs are formed the brain begins to look for and find confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them.

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The Evolution of Human Economics: From Hunter/Gatherers to Stock Market Traders

Monday, June 16, 2008

How did humans go from hunting and gathering, to trading on the stock market? Michael Shermer looks into what evolution tells us about human economic behavior. His new book is The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.

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The Evolution of Human Economics: From Hunter/Gatherers to Stock Market Traders

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

How did humans go from hunting and gathering, to trading on the stock market? Michael Shermer looks into what evolution tells us about human economic behavior. His new book is The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.

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