Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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Fast thinking includes both variants of intuitive thought—the expert and the heuristic—as well as the entirely automatic mental activities ofperception and memory, the operations that enable you to know there is a lamp on your desk or ...
But the automatic formation of memories—a feature of System 1—has its rules, which we can exploit so that the worse episode leaves a better memory. When people later choose which episode to repeat, they are, naturally, guided by their ...
THE CHARACTERS OF THE STORY To observe your mind in automatic mode, glance at the image below. Figure 1 Your experience as you look at the woman's face seamlessly combines what we normally call seeing and intuitive thinking.
Although System 2 believes itself to be where the action is, the automatic System 1 is the hero of the book. I describe System 1 as effortlessly originating impressions and feelings that are the main sources of the explicit beliefs and ...
Other mental activities become fast and automatic through prolonged practice. System 1 has learned associations between ideas (the capital of France?); it has also learned skills such as reading and understanding nuances of social ...
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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