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Thinking Fast and Slow (English)

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Thinking Fast And Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, is an in-depth examination of how the human brain functions in the act of decision making, using the author’s prospect theory.

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In Thinking Fast And Slow, readers will have the opportunity to delve deep into how the brain functions and makes decisions.
Kahneman developed the prospect theory which states that people make decisions based on how much they stand to lose or gain, and not on the final result. This was a groundbreaking theory in behavioral economics as it directly challenged the long standing utility theory.

Thinking Fast And Slow begins with Kahneman stating that the brain generates thoughts in two ways, System 1 and System 2. The first system started automatically, was used frequently and subconsciously, and was emotional. System 2 on the other hand, operated slowly, consciously, and rationally. Kahneman maintained that most people like to assume that they are governed by the second system, which is not the case. It is System 1 that is the dominant force, which makes the big decisions, and influences thoughts and judgements. It is only by understanding both systems that people will comprehend why they do what they do. 

In the following section, titled Heuristics and Biases, the author offers explanations as to why people have a difficult time with thinking statistically. Kahneman states that by thinking heuristically, people tend to think of similar cases to the situation at hand, rather than new ways of resolving the matter. He mentions several biases such as anchoring, availability, substitution, framing, and sunk-cost, which impact people’s way of thinking.

In the section titled Choices, Kahneman offers suggestions as to how readers can avoid many of the shortcomings of System 1. In the final chapter, titled Happiness and Rationality, Kahneman suggests that conceptual biases exist in human thought because it is adaptive, and leads to happiness, which is preferred by our thinking process.

Thinking Fast And Slow won the L. A. Times Book Prize in 2011.

About Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is an author, and psychologist, whose research interests focus on judgment, decision making, and behavioral economics. He has also authored Choices, Values And Frames, International Differences In Well-Being, and Well-Being: Foundations in Hedonic Psychology.

He was born in 1934 in Tel Aviv. Kahneman holds a BSc degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed his doctorate in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2002, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on Prospect Theory. He is currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, at Princeton University. Kahneman is married to Anne Treisman, who is a psychology professor at Princeton University.

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Publisher PENGUIN UK
ISBN-10 1846146062
Imprint PENGUIN
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Publication Year 2011
Language English
ISBN-13 9781846146060
Binding Paperback
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Weight 576 grms
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Author Daniel Kahneman
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Excellent book..Should read once

An excellent book and recommended it to my friends. After reading this book you will analyze at-least one behavior of yours, the way we are thinking.
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A Quality Research Paper! Definitely not a light read.

This book will really give you a headache initially if you are not used to critical thinking in your day-to-day life..because it makes you think and wonder about thinking process itself..!
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Transforms the way you think about thinking

Thinking Fast and Slow by Kahneman, Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics, is about two different ways the brain forms thoughts - the first being fast, instinctive, frequent, emotional, stereotypic, subconscious and the second being slow, effortful, infrequent, logical and conscious.

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master stroke

summarised all the knowledge till date in this domain...equally good for expert and uninitiated one...best book i read after series flings with other books like preditably irrational tipping point ,black swan....MUST read for anyone interested in
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reat it fast and slow

did you notive the spelling mistakes? if you didn't that's your fast thinking part of the brain! coming to the book...
Kahneman and Teversky co-founded behavioural economics in the 60's and 70's. this book is Kahneman's account of how their collaboration started, their key findings about human behaviour and how it gained acceptance -- all written in an accessible manner (btw even their journal publications --key one at the end of the book-- are accessible). reading the book would help one understand human pitfalls and perhaps make one pause before making incorrect inferences.

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A brilliant book by a brilliant mind.

Mr.Kahneman may have got noble prize in Economics but his work more pshycological in nature.
This book is a entry door for many of us who were not aware of Kahneman and Tversky's research.
Human Brain is the most complicated system ever known but Kahneman's two characters name System1 & system2 helps us to understand it in a better and easy way.In this book he synthesizes not only his discoveries but those of many others into a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts, illuminating a very wide range of human behavior e.g. The linda problem shows very common flow in human behavior very
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Dec 22, 2011

5.0 out of 5 stars...... A brilliant book by a brilliant mind

This Book will show you how we think and decide !!!
one of the best Books in market !!!
This very well written book will enlighten and entertain the reader !!!
author "Daniel Kahneman " considered one of the most important psychologists alive today .......also he has got Nobel in Economic Sciences !!
Personally I think this is a great book because it opens a new perspective. Many human behaviors can be explained well in the "System 1 vs. System 2" framework.'
The excellent style of writing in this book makes it a very interesting and easy read. It's brilliant insight into human thinking......
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Dec 26, 2011

Catchy title..compels to start reading..then there is no ending..

Wonderful to know about aour fast impromptu respose and slow innate thinking process..Halo effect and our ignorance to statistics, Overconfidence..choices..lot of things to ponder upon..
Marvellously written..Reading daily a chapter makes my day and life..
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Dec 17, 2012

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Compelling Reader

What is making this book more compelling is the interesting experiments and its nearly unbelievable results that provides strong support to the underlying theories.

The theory on influences of the preconditioning on the mind (priming as the author calls it) and how it subtly and unconsciously affects the decision making process is revealing and shocking.

A must read ...
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Jan 13, 2014

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Every page is an eye-opener

Very rarely do you find non-fiction to be as racy as this book. This is what happens when two Nobel Laureates compress decades of invaluable work into a 500 page book. In addition, there are no aphorisms and anecdotes. Every concept is reasoned, along with evidence with experiment.

Must read for anyone pursuing Economics or Psychology. For all others, read if you're the kind of person who loves self-awareness.
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Buy the other edition

If you like larger print and meaty pages buy the other edition from publisher Allen Lane, ISBN 9781846146060, which is also available on Flipkart. This edition is more expensive (as of my purchase) and Flipkart product page states that this is an imported edition from publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, but it is actually "republished" by Penguin and just not as good.

An excellent book, I must add, as far as I can tell from the few pages I have read so far.
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A nice peek in our cognition and thinking

Kahneman gives a good overview on how we think and behave and has a good framework on analyzing. Kahneman introduces two mental systems, one that is fast and the other slow. Well written and informative. Basically, this book provides the reader an impressive overview of many key concepts in behavioral research, with lots of illuminating stories from Kahneman's work and experiences. Highly recommended
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