Thinking, Fast and Slow
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The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking.
Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent.
Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
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Arguably the most important psychologist in history, Kahneman has reshaped cognitive psychology, the analysis of rationality and reason, the understanding of risk and the study of happiness and well-being.... Thinking, Fast and Slow is ...
—The New York Review of Books “A sweeping, compelling tale of just how easily our brains are bamboozled, bringing in both his own research and that of numerous psychologists, economists, and other experts ... Kahneman has a remarkable ...
—David Brooks, The New York Times “Thinking, Fast and Slow is a masterpiece—a brilliant and engaging intellectual saga by one of the greatest psychologists and deepest thinkers of our time.” —Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on ...
... but nonetheless stunningly profound. This book is a must-read for anyone with a curious mind.” —Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics “Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history.
“Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today. He has a gift for uncovering remarkable features of the human mind, many of which have become textbook ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benkaboo - LibraryThing
Summary: Provocative book that suggests we are far less in control of how we think than we (or at least I) had any idea. Things I liked: Lots of evidence and experiments to back up his findings ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PattyLee - LibraryThing
OK, I won't lie to you. Caveats first. I was an English major and I love science. Math, not so much. A couple of the chapters near the end of the book had my eyes crossing, but I did not give up and ... Read full review
Cover Other Books by This Author Title Page Copyright Dedication INTRODUCTION
THE CHARACTERS OF THE STORY
ATTENTION AND EFFORT
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THE LAZY CONTROLLER
THE ASSOCIATIVE MACHINE
INTUITIONS VS FORMULAS
WHEN CAN WE TRUST
THE OUTSIDE VIEW
THE ENGINE OF CAPITALISM
THE ENDOWMENT EFFECT
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
THE SCIENCE OF AVAILABILITY
AVAILABILITY EMOTION AND RISK
TOM WS SPECIALTY
LESS IS MORE
CAUSES TRUMP STATISTICS
REGRESSION TO THE MEAN
TAMING INTUITIVE PREDICTIONS
THE ILLUSION OF UNDERSTANDING
THE ILLUSION OF VALIDITY
THE FOURFOLD PATTERN
FRAMES AND REALITY
TWO SELVES 35 TWO SELVES
LIFE AS A STORY
THINKING ABOUT LIFE
JUDGMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY
CHOICES VALUES AND FRAMES
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