Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Doubleday Canada, Nov 1, 2011 - Psychology - 499 pages
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The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking.

Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent.

Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.


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This book was insightful, illuminating, and thorough. It was a bit drawn out in places, and I wouldn't say it was the easiest book to read. But the writing wasn't terrible, especially when compared ... Read full review

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I love the subject matter of this book and it has incredible insight, but I could not seem to read it for more than a few minutes a stretch. Then it hit me... What is the narrative? Where is this ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART 1TWO SYSTEMS
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PART 4CHOICES
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PART 2HEURISTICS AND BIASES
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PART 3OVERCONFIDENCE
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PART 5TWO SELVES
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CONCLUSIONS
JUDGMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY HEURISTICS AND BIASES
CHOICES VALUES AND FRAMES
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

DANIEL KAHNEMAN is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the only non-economist to have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; it was awarded to him in 2002 for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.


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