Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Macmillan, Oct 25, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
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Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.

 

  

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A fascinating insight into how our minds work. - Goodreads
Kahneman's writing is clear and engaging. - Goodreads
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A fascinating insight into how our minds work. The author references numerous studies that emphasize how we are frequently misled or mistaken in our thinking, and how our decisions can be colored by ... Read full review

Good book, makes you think!

User Review  - Abhishek Bhandari - Flipkart

I like the writer's approach by giving examples etc. However, at the times the book becomes like a research paper. Overall, a nice read! Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
8
Two Systems
18
The Characters of the Story
23
Attention and Effort
The Lazy Controller
The Associatiye Machine 5 Cognitiye Ease 6 Norms Surprises and Causes
A Machine for Jumping to Conclusions
How Judgments Happen
The Illusion of yalidity
when Can we Trust
The Outside yiew
The Engine of Capitalism Part 1y Choices
Bernoullis Errors
Prospect Theory
The Endowment Effect
Bad Eyents 29 The Fourfold Pattern

Answering an Easier Question Part II Heuristics and Biases
The Law of Small Numbers
Anchors
The Science of Ayailability
Ayailability Emotion and Risk
Tom ws Specialty
Less is More
Causes Trump Statistics
Regression to the Mean
The Illusion of Understanding
Rare Eyents 31 Risk Policies
Keeping Score
Reyersals 34 Frames and Reality Part y Two Selyes
Two Selyes 36 Life as a Story
Experienced wellBeing
Thinking About Life
Conclusions
Judgment Under Uncertainty
Choices yalues and Frames Acknowledgments
Copyright

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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 received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making.

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