The Resource Thinking, fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman

Label
Thinking, fast and slow
Title
Thinking, fast and slow
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Kahneman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this work the author, a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, has brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book. He 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. He exposes the extraordinary capabilities, and also the faults and biases, of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. He 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. This author's work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this book, he takes us on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think and the way we make choices
Summary
A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, 2011.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
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10020327
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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Kahneman, Daniel
Dewey number
153.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Thought and thinking
  • Decision making
  • Intuition
  • Reasoning
Target audience
adult
Label
Thinking, fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-481) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Two systems. The characters of the story ; Attention and effort ; The lazy controller ; The associative machine ; Cognitive ease ; Norms, surprises, and causes ; A machine for jumping to conclusions ; How judgments happen ; Answering an easier question -- Pt. 2: Heuristics and biases. The law of small numbers ; Anchors ; The science of availability ; Availability, emotion, and risk ; Tom W's specialty ; Linda; less is more ; Causes trump statistics ; Regression to the mean ; Taming intuitive predictions -- Pt. 3: Overconfidence The illusion of understanding ; The illusion of validity ; Intuitions vs. formulas ; Expert intuition : when can we trust it? ; The outside view ; The engine of capitalism -- Pt. 4: Choices. Bernoulli's errors ; Prospect theory ; The endowment effect ; Bad events ; The fourfold pattern ; Rare events ; Risk policies ; Keeping score ; Reversals ; Frames and reality -- Pt. 5: Two selves. Two selves ; Life as a story ; Experienced well-being ; Thinking about life
Control code
ocn706020998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
499 p.
Isbn
9780374275631
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011027143
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)706020998
Label
Thinking, fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-481) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Two systems. The characters of the story ; Attention and effort ; The lazy controller ; The associative machine ; Cognitive ease ; Norms, surprises, and causes ; A machine for jumping to conclusions ; How judgments happen ; Answering an easier question -- Pt. 2: Heuristics and biases. The law of small numbers ; Anchors ; The science of availability ; Availability, emotion, and risk ; Tom W's specialty ; Linda; less is more ; Causes trump statistics ; Regression to the mean ; Taming intuitive predictions -- Pt. 3: Overconfidence The illusion of understanding ; The illusion of validity ; Intuitions vs. formulas ; Expert intuition : when can we trust it? ; The outside view ; The engine of capitalism -- Pt. 4: Choices. Bernoulli's errors ; Prospect theory ; The endowment effect ; Bad events ; The fourfold pattern ; Rare events ; Risk policies ; Keeping score ; Reversals ; Frames and reality -- Pt. 5: Two selves. Two selves ; Life as a story ; Experienced well-being ; Thinking about life
Control code
ocn706020998
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
499 p.
Isbn
9780374275631
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011027143
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)706020998

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