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Thinking, fast and slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kahneman
ISBN: 9780374275631 0374275637 9780374533557 0374533555 9780606275644 9780141033570 0606275649 0141033576
OCLC Number: 706020998
Awards: L.A. Times Book Prize, 2011.
ALA Notable Books, 2012.
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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There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.Kahneman, a winner of the Nobel Prize Read more...

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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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