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Thinking, fast and slow

Daniel Kahneman (Author)
"The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking
Print Book, English, 2013
Anchor Canada, [Toronto], 2013
499 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780385676533, 0385676530
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
Originally published: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, ©2011