Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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ALSO BY DANIEL KAHNEMAN International Differences in Well-Being (written with Ed Diener and John F. Helliwell) Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology ofIntuitive Judgment (edited with Thomas Gilovich and Dale Griffin) Choices, Values, ...
... 2011 by Daniel Kahneman All rights reserved Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to reprint the following previously published material: “Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases” from Science, New Series, Vol.
We proposed that they used resemblance as a simplifying heuristic (roughly, a rule of thumb) to make a difficult judgment. The reliance on the heuristic caused predictable biases (systematic errors) in their predictions.
My intuitive impression could be due entirely to journalists' choices of topics and to my reliance on the availability heuristic. Amos and I spent several years studying and documenting biases of intuitive thinking in various ...
We did not fully realize it at the time, but a key reason for the broad ap- peal of“heuristics and biases” outside psychology was an incidental feature of our work: we almost always included in our articles the full text of the ...
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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
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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