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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment , Paul Brest
and Linda Hamilton Krieger have written a systematic guide to creative problem
solving that prepares students to exercise effective judgment and decision
making skills in the complex social environments in which they will work. The
book represents a major milestone in the education of lawyers and policymakers,
Developed by two leaders in the field, this first book of its type includes
material drawn from statistics, decision science, social and cognitive
psychology, the "judgment and decision making" (JDM) literature, and behavioral
economics. It combines quantitative approaches to empirical analysis and
decision making (statistics and decision science) with the psychological
literature illustrating the systematic errors of the intuitive decision maker.
The book can stand alone as a text or serve as a supplement to a core law or
public policy curriculum.
Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for
Lawyers and Policymakers prepares students and professionals to be creative
problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors'
ultimate goals are to help readers "get it right" in their roles as
professionals and citizens, and to arm them against common sources of judgment