Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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For example, students of policy have noted that the availability heuristic helps explain why some issues are highly salient in the public's mind while others are neglected. People tend to assess the relative importance ofissues by the ...
For several weeks after Michael Jackson's death, for example, it was virtually impossible to find a television channel reporting on ... (As I write this, I notice that my choice of “little-covered” examples was guided by availability.
For example, we can expose people to two painful experiences. One of these experiences is strictly worse than the other, because it is longer. But the automatic formation of memories—a feature of System 1—has its rules, ...
When waiting for a relative at a busy train station, for example, you can set yourself at will to look for a white-haired woman or a bearded man, and thereby increase the likelihood of detecting your relative from a distance.
The authors of The Invisible Gorilla had made the gorilla “invisible” by keeping the observers intensely busy counting passes. We re- ported a rather less dramatic example of blindness during Add-1. Our subjects were exposed to a series ...
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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