Behavioral Scientist’s Summer Book List 2023

With only a few keystrokes, you can find pretty much anything—an article, a book, a restaurant, hotel, movie, song, quote, and on and on. When you already know what you’re hoping to find, a search is valuable. It’s a direct route to your destination, saving you time and frustration. But defaulting to a search comes at a cost. “To search, you need to know enough about the topic you’re exploring to have a rough goal in mind,” Alter writes. “With searching, you specialize.” In other words, where you end up is limited by what you knew when you started.
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