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Thinking, Fast and Slow
May 31, 2016
'Thinking Fast, and Slow' is a book about how the mind operates in solving the problems of everyday life. Kahneman uses the fictitious mind creations 'system 1' (fast and unconscious) and 'system 2' (slow and effortful) to account for situations involving processes and phenomena such as snap judgements, cognitive errors, cognitive ease, mood, anchoring effects, regression to the mean, availability and intuition. Through discussing these things, Kahneman shows that the mind is programmed to make sense out of happenings rather than to produce the most rational, accurate reaction possible. We humans are therefore likely to fall for errors and biases without us knowing it. Through all of this, this book assimilates a life work in psychology (with another psychologist; Amos Tversky) serving well as an accessible overview of the psychology of cognition, rationality and risk. Recommended.
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May 31, 2016 – Started Reading
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