Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Do people have a similar intuitive feel for the basic principles of statistics? Amos reported that the answer was a qualified yes. We had a lively debate in the seminar and ultimately concluded that a qualified no was a better answer.
You can feel Simon's impatience with the mythologizing of expert intuition when he writes: “The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert ac- cess to information stored in memory, and the information provides the ...
He made it very clear that he trusted his gut feeling and was satisfied with himself and with his decision. I found it remarkable that he had apparently not considered the one question that an economist would call relevant: Is Ford ...
You did not intend to assess her mood or to anticipate what she might do, and your reaction to the picture did not have the feel of something you did. It just happened to you. 1. THE CHARACTERS OF THE STORY.
feel of something you did. It just happened to you. It was an instance of fast thinking. Now look at the following problem: 17×24 You knew immediately that this is a multiplication problem, and probably knew that you could solve it, ...
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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
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A Nobel economist pulls together decades of research in psychology for a big tome with a simple point. We have two brains, one impulsive and one analytical, but both always at work. Professor Kahneman ... Read full review