Thinking, fast and slow

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Thinking Overview

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is a non-fiction book. In this book, Kahneman explains how the two systems of thought work in the human mind; one, which is fast, intuitive and emotional and the other, which is slow, deliberative and much more logical. These two systems work together to influence one's choices and thoughts. Allen Lane published the book on 3rd November, 2011 and it is now available in English language.

Daniel Kahneman is notable for his extensive works on subjects like behavioural economics, psychology of judgement and decision making and hedonic psychology. His work and insights have earned him notable awards like APS Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1982, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in the year 2002 and much more. In 1954, he earned his BSc degree, majoring in psychology. Later, he earned his PhD in Psychology as well, from the prestigious University of California at Berkeley.

Thinking, Fast and Slow explains how the two systems of the human mind influence all of our thoughts and choices. One system is quite fast, emotional and intuitive; while the other system is much slower, logical and deliberative. The author further exposes the capabilities and faults of fast-thinking and reveals how intuitive impressions have influenced on human behaviour and thoughts. He further discusses how the two systems of the human mind combine together to shape one's decision and judgements by helping that person to measure volumes of dangers of prediction, to properly develop skills, to understand the actual components of happiness and to understand the advantages and disadvantages of optimism and fear.

The book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman has won multiple awards and honours, like the Best Book Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 2012, and inclusion in Best Books of the Year lists from various publications like Globe and Mail, The Economist, New York Times and others in 2011. Indeed, with its introspective ideas and theories, the book can be quite helpful for those interested in the workings of the human mind. This is a 512 page paperback and its ISBN 10 number is 1846146062 and ISBN 13 number is 9781846146060.

Thinking Features

  • Psychology
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date November 3, 2011
Publisher Penguin UK
Contributor(s) Daniel Kahneman
Binding Paperback
Edition 2011
Page Count 512
ISBN 10 1846146062
ISBN 13 9781846146060
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Product Weight 694 grams

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: Drawing on decades of research in psychology that resulted in a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Daniel Kahneman takes readers on an exploration of what influences thought example by example, sometimes with unlikely word pairs like "vomit and banana." System 1 and System 2, the fast and slow types of thinking, become characters that illustrate the psychology behind things we think we understand but really don't, such as intuition. Kahneman's transparent and careful treatment of his subject has the potential to change how we think, not just about thinking, but about how we live our lives. Thinking, Fast and Slow gives deep--and sometimes frightening--insight about what goes on inside our heads: the psychological basis for reactions, judgments, recognition, choices, conclusions, and much more. --JoVon Sotak

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Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today...The appearance of Thinking, Fast and Slow is a major event (Steven Pinker, Author Of The Language Instinct )

This is a landmark book in social thought, in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud (Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Author Of 'the Black Swan' )

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most original and interesting thinkers of our time. There may be no other person on the planet who better understands how and why we make the choices we make. In this absolutely amazing book, he shares a lifetime's worth of wisdom presented in a manner that is simple and engaging, but nonetheless stunningly profound. This book is a must read for anyone with a curious mind (Steven D. Levitt, Co-Author Of 'freakonomics' )

This book is a tour de force by an intellectual giant; it is readable, wise, and deep. Buy it fast. Read it slowly and repeatedly. It will change the way you think, on the job, about the world, and in your own life (Richard Thaler, Co-Author Of 'nudge' )

About the Author

Daniel Kahneman is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has been a faculty member at Hebrew University, Israel, the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.
 

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