Richard F. West

Books by this Author

Toward a Test of Rational Thinking
By Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, Maggie E. Toplak
Why are we surprised when smart people act foolishly? Smart people do foolish things all the time. Misjudgments and bad decisions by highly educated bankers and money managers, for example, brought us the financial crisis of 2008. Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits,...