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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Format:  Hardcover,

499 pages

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780374275631

ISBN-10: 0374275637

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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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Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780374275631
ISBN-10: 0374275637
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 499
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.5

Chapter outline

Introduction
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
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
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
Choices
Bernoulli's Errors
Prospect Theory
The Endowment Effect
Bad Events
The Fourfold Pattern
Rare Events
Risk Policies
Keeping Score
Reversals
Frames and Reality
Two Selves
Two Selves
Life as a Story
Experienced Well-Being
Thinking About Life
Conclusions
Judgment Under Uncertainty
Choices, Values, and Frames
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-10-15)

Kahneman (psychology, emeritus, Princeton) won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work with Amos Tversky on decision making. In this large, readable book, Kahneman presents provocative theories and groundbreaking research and, moreover, clearly explains both. He postulates two systems of thinking that operate simultaneously but often at odds: intuitive and deliberative, or fast and slow, respectively. Fast judgments dominate to a greater extent than we know and to our disadvantage.

A key discovery that overcame an effect Kahneman terms "theory induced blindness" (which refers mainly to fast-thinking mistakes but can occur in slow thinking when our assumptions are wrong or simply interfere with seeing) was that outcomes are better defined by gains and losses than by sums of wealth. "Prospect theory", an idea Kahneman developed with Tversky, posits that, when all our options are bad, we tend to take riskier paths. With Kahneman's expert help, readers may understand this mix of psychology and economics better than most accountants, therapists, or elected representatives.

Verdict: A stellar accomplishment, a book for everyone who likes to think and wants to do it better.

[See Prepub Alert, 5/9/11] - E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, DC

(c). Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Galaxy National Book Award, 2012 (United Kingdom)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, 2011 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books, 2012 (United States)
  • New York Times Notable Books of the Year, 2011 (United States)

Book description

Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011

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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