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Thinking, fast and slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this work the author, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, has brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. He explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. He  Read more...
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Kahneman, Daniel, 1934-
Thinking, fast and slow.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
499 pages; illustrations, 24 cm.
(OCoLC)706020998
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kahneman
ISBN: 9780374275631 0374275637 9780385676526 0385676522
OCLC Number: 706020998
Description: 499 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Two Systems. The characters of the story ; Attention and effort ; The lazy controller ; The associative machine ; Cognitive ease ; Norms, surprises, and causes ; A machine for jumping to conclusions ; How judgments happen ; Answering an easier question --
Heuristics and Biases. The law of small numbers ; Anchors ; The science of availability ; Availability, emotion, and risk ; Tom W's specialty ; Linda: less is more ; Causes trump statistics ; Regression to the mean ; Taming intuitive predictions --
Overconfidence. The illusion of understanding ; The illusion of validity ; Intuitions vs. formulas ; Expert intuition: when can we trust it? ; The outside view ; The engine of capitalism --
Choices. Bernoulli's errors ; Prospect theory ; The endowment effect ; Bad events ; The fourfold pattern ; Rare events ; Risk policies ; Keeping score ; Reversals ; Frames and reality --
Two Selves. Two selves ; Life as a story ; Experienced well-being ; Thinking about life --
Judgment under uncertainty --
Choices, values, and frames.
Responsibility: Daniel Kahneman.

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In this work the author, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, has brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. He explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. He exposes the extraordinary capabilities, and also the faults and biases, of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. He reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives, and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. This author's work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this book, he takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and the way we make choices.

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Acting before thinking

by dacase (WorldCat user published 2012-09-11) Very Good Permalink

This is a very well written report and discussion of a huge number of scientific observations and personal stories.  Unfortunately, it is also misleading about issues at the heart of psychology.  I will discuss one in detail to illustrate the need for readers to make careful distinctions...
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