Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Penguin Books, 2012 - Psychology - 499 pages
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Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face?Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we thinkwe are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do. 'There may be no other person on the planet who better understands how and why we make the choices we make. This absolutely amazing book is a must read for anyone with a curious mind'Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics'A masterpiece . . . compulsively readable . . . one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read' Financial Times'A landmark book.' Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan'Terrific . . . full of brilliant anecdote and wisdom' Tim Adams, Observer, Books of the Year

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User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

I can see why this book is highly rated. It has a profound impact in a wide range of disciplines. Daniel made the book entertaining by involving the reader with questions taken from sample interviews ... Read full review

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User Review  - Claudia Orta - Goodreads

Are humans really rational? No we are not. Humans commit human mistakes; our brain is deceived by illusions (sometimes for our disadvantage and sometimes for our entertainment) This book does not ... Read full review

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Daniel Kahnemanis Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 for his pioneering work, developed with Amos Tversky, on decision-making and uncertainty.

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