This volume pulls together and republishes, with some editing, updating, and additions, articles written during 1978-86 for internal use within the CIA Directorate of Intelligence. The information is relatively timeless and still relevant to the never-ending quest for better analysis. The articles are based on reviewing cognitive psychology literature concerning how people process information to make judgments on incomplete and ambiguous information. Richard Heur has selected the experiments and findings that seem most relevant to intelligence analysis and most in need of communication to intelligence analysts. He then translates the technical reports into language that intelligence analysts can understand and interpreted the relevance of these findings to the problems intelligence analysts face.
Here is a fresh new approach to Handwriting Analysis to help you develop a view of the whole person, not just a piecemeal understanding. It offers exciting features not found in conventional books on Graphology:
An unusually large number of actual size handwriting samples, many of famous people.
Explanatory material with the samples not in another part of the book.
New material about determining emotional disturbance and mental illness.
New ideas on analyzing strokes and shapes.
New material on understanding the meaning of the writing rhythm.
Handwriting of children and adolescents.
Comprehensive, easy-to-use Index.
This book will tell you–in clear, precise terms–exactly how to analyze and interpret the handwriting of those you deal with every day: teachers, bosses, children, employees, spouses, parents, lovers, friends … and your own handwriting as well.
Handwriting is an expression of personality, and as unique as a fingerprint. Physical, intellectual, and emotional states combine to produce a writing style. Handwriting analysis, or graphology, was once sneeringly labeled a pseudoscience but is now gaining acceptance as a useful diagnostic tool in business, criminology, medicine, and psychology. McNichol (Univ. of California) has thorough knowledge and long experience as a consultant and expert witness, and teaches the only graphology course sponsored by an accredited U.S. university. Her common sense explanations are salted with wry humor and ironic observations on the handwriting of the famous as well as the infamous. No one, including the reader, is safe from her barbs. This is an excellent introduction to graphology, a great party game, and an incentive to type all correspondence!
This new edition of Cooper’s classic Principles of Personal Defense – with a fitting tribute by firearms expert Louis Awerbuck and all-new drawings by renowned illustrator Paul Kirchner – presents his timeless theory of individual defensive behavior clearly, concisely and practically. All free people who aspire to stay that way should read, study and share the wisdom found within these pages. Considered by many to be one of the greatest books on combat mindset and proper defensive mental conditioning ever written, it deserves a place of honor in every library.
Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to fool rather than inform.
What is ‘Humpty-Dumptying’? Do ‘arguments from analogy’ ever stand up? How do I know when someone is using ‘Weasel words?’ What is a ‘Politician’s answer?’ What’s the difference between a ‘Red Herring’ and a ‘Straw Man?’
This superb book, now in its third edition, will help anyone who wants to argue well and think critically. Using witty and topical examples, this fully-updated new edition has many new entries including:
Charity, principle of
Least Worst Option
‘You Would Say That Wouldn’t You’
Thinking From A to Z may not help you win every argument, but it will definitely give you the power to tell a good one from a bad one.