Thinking, Fast and Slow
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
Major New York Times bestseller
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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 ...
Fast thinking includes both variants of intuitive thought—the expert and the heuristic—as well as the entirely automatic mental activities ofperception and memory, the operations that enable you to know there is a lamp on your desk or ...
But the automatic formation of memories—a feature of System 1—has its rules, which we can exploit so that the worse episode leaves a better memory. When people later choose which episode to repeat, they are, naturally, guided by their ...
You first retrieved from memory the cognitive program for multiplication that you learned in school, then you implemented it. Carrying out the computation was a strain. You felt the burden of holding much material in memory, ...
The knowledge is stored in memory and accessed without intention and without effort. Several ofthe mental actions in the list are completely involuntary. You cannot refrain from understanding simple sentences in your own language or ...
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A model for how we think. Either fast and lose or slow with the possibility of more correct decisions. Thinking fast we risk jumping to conclusions, not see the broad picture, have planning fallacies ... Read full review
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Daniel Kahneman got the Nobel Prize some 20 years ago for research done since 1969 on human judgement and decision making. In 2011 he published the best-seller, "Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow", a ... Read full review