Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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In one of our studies, we asked participants to answer a simple question about words in a typical English text: Consider the letter K. Is K more likely to appear as the first letter in a word OR as the third letter?
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 ...
You sensed that this woman is about to say some very unkind words, probably in a loud and strident voice. A premonition ofwhat she was going to do next came to mind automatically and effortlessly. You did not intend to assess her mood ...
Answerto 2+ 2=? • Read words on large billboards. • Drive a car on an empty road. • Find a strong move in chess (ifyou are a chess master). • Understand simple sentences. • Recognize that a “meek and tidy soul with a passion for detail” ...
If you are shown a word on the screen in a language you know, you will read it—unless your attention is totally ... RIGHT UPPER left lower LEFT LOWER right upper Figure 2 You were almost certainly successful in saying the correct words.
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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