Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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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 109 119 129 137 146 156 166 ...
Second, emotions such as fear, affection, and hatred ex- ... systematic errors in the thinking of normal people, and we traced these errors to the design of the machinery of cognition rather than to the corruption ofthought by emotion.
An important advance is that emotion now looms much larger in our understanding of intuitive judgments and choices than it did in the past. The executive's decision would today be described as an example of the affect heuristic, ...
His observations indicated that the response to mental effort is distinct from emotional arousal. Hess's work did not have much to do with hypnosis, but I concluded that the idea of a visible indication of mental effort had promise as a ...
A series of surprising experiments by the psychologist Roy Baumeister and his colleagues has shown conclusively that all variants of voluntary effort—cognitive, emotional, or physical—draw at least partly on a shared pool of mental ...
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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