The cognitive abilities of the human brain are an interesting topic. Daniel Kahneman has put together a group of case studies and psychological theories in his book, Thinking, fast and slow, which has been highly acclaimed worldwide. Kahneman explains that there are two systems of thought, one fast and emotional and the other, slow and logical. These two systems work together to influence our thought process. Moreover, this Thinking, fast and slow English book also helps us understand how the two systems work together to help us judge situations and make choices accordingly. This can prove to be a great way to evaluate the behavioural pattern of people.
The author of many psychological books, Daniel Kahneman is renowned for his extensive research in the fields of behavioural economics, psychology of judgement and hedonic psychology. Through this book, readers can understand the various concepts that affect the actual components of happiness. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman can also help gauge the advantages and disadvantages of optimism and fear. This can get the reader to ponder over his own cognitive pattern and gain a better understanding of his behaviour. Whether you are a student of psychology or are just interested in the subject, this can act as a great beginners guide to understand this vast concept.
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
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
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.