The SRBT Store exists for two purposes: 1) To promote books and other media that educate the public as to issues related to Reality-Based Thinking; and 2) To generate a modest amount of revenue from which to support this website and other promotional efforts of SRBT, such as our Facebook page and the ads we buy there. While the list of available items below will grow in time, we are beginning with books from our recommended reading list. Each entry below links to its own page with a short review and a link to Amazon.com, where the books may be purchased.
Reality-Based Thinking: How everyone–including you–can think better.
by Jack Pelham, Founder of the Society for Reality-Based Thinking.
This is the flagship book for the Reality-Based Thinking initiative, and is expected to be available for sale by the end of 2017. To learn more about it, to read the introduction, or to sign up to be notified, click here.
What Intelligence Tests Miss: The psychology of rational thought.
by Keith E. Stanovich
Stanovich demonstrates that standard intelligence quotient (IQ) tests simply do not measure certain mental abilities that are associated with rational thought. This is why someone can have a high IQ score, and still think, decide, believe, and act irrationally on some matters. Read more…
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman, Economic Behaviorist
This book explains to the everyday human how the human mind works every day. If you have a mind (and you do!) and you’re interested in not only knowing how it works, but knowing how to use it better, this book is for you. Kahneman not only explains how these two systems of thinking (“fast” and “slow”) work, but how they work together—as well as the kinds of errors that typically cause us to come up with the wrong answers in our thinking, deciding, and believing. Don’t miss this book! Read more…
The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How we lie to everyone–especially ourselves.
by Dan Ariely, Economic Behaviorist
Reality-Based Thinking isn’t just about rationality and responsibility; it’s about intellectual honesty. Ariely’s book deals with this head-on with accounts of experiments on large groups who were tempted to cheat on some math tests. He also explores the psychological effects of reminding people of a moral code, which discussion prompted Jack Pelham’s creation of The Realitan Code. Read more about Ariely’s book here.