Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-310) and index.
Pt. 1: The psychology of risk. Are people stupid? ; Certainty is an illusion ; Defensive decision making ; Why do we fear what's unlikely to kill us? -- Pt. 2: Getting risk savvy. Mind your money ; Leadership and intuition ; Fun and games ; Getting to the heart of romance ; What doctors need to know ; Health care: no decision about me without me ; Banks, cows, and other dangerous things -- Pt. 3: Start early. Revolutionize school.
Posits that "most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how"-- Provided by publisher.