Mental models

We can have complete command over good principles for reasoning in a particular field and yet be unable to apply them to the full panoply of problems that we encounter in everyday life. But these inferential principles can be made more accessible and usable. The key is learning how to frame events in such a way that the relevance of the principles to the solutions of particular problems is made clear, and learning how to code events in such a way that the principles can actually be applied to the events.

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking Hardcover – by Richard E. Nisbett

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