Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Paperback Book


Rent Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Published: Oct 2012

Genre: Psychology - Cognitive Psychology

Retail Price: $22.00

Pages: 512


DIVSelected by the INew York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011DIVA IGlobe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of IThe Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of IThe Wall Steet Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011Winner of the 2011 ILos Angeles Times Book Prize for Current InterestDIV PDaniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of our most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many fields—including economics, medicine, and politics—but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research and thinking in one book./PP/PPIn the highly anticipated IThinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman 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. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions./PP/PPEngaging 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. IThinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking./P

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BookLender review by Roderick on 2014-06-26 21:06:53

It is amazing how the descriptions in this book apply to everyday living. It explains how our perceptions can be manipulated. Its a little frightening, but forewarned is forearmed. If you enjoy learning how things work, especially your own brain, you will find it fascinating.