Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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Historians of science have often noted that at any given time scholars in a particular field tend to share basic assumptions about their subject. Social scientists are no exception; they rely on a view of human nature that provides the ...
Most of us are pitch-perfect in detecting anger in the first word of a telephone call, recognize as we enter a room that we were the subject of the conversation, and quickly react to subtle signs that the driver of the car in the next ...
I will often use sentences in which the systems are the subjects, such as, “System 2 calculates products.” The use of such language is considered a sin in the professional circles in which I travel, because it seems to explain the ...
In other words, “System 2” is a better subject for a sentence than “mental arithmetic.” The mind—especially System 1—appears to have a special aptitude for the construction and interpretation of stories about ac- tive agents, ...
Beatty and I focused on paced tasks, such as Add-1, in which we knew precisely what was on the subject's mind at any time. We recorded strings of digits on beats of the metronome and instructed the subject to repeat or transform 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
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