Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow (English, Paperback, Kahneman Daniel)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Psychology
    • ISBN: 9781846146060, 1846146062
    • Pages: 512
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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.

    Summary Of The Book

    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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    • 28 mm
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    • 234 mm
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    • 153 mm
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    Simply awesome

    Buy it fast and read it slow
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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 und...
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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
    wonders of human thinking and limits of understanding and
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    Really Good Book

    Good book for those who are working/interested in business/mkt/behaviors
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    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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    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...
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    Very Good

    i am disappointed with book quality. i had to Stick cellotape between pages.
    but i purchased for 188rs. so its a good deal tho and this book thinking fast and slow is amazinggg...
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    Rating for book print quality. Content is great

    The book is excellent . The rating is for the quality. It appears that the copy received is a pirated one / the stuff that's available on the roadside . Not sure if Flipkart is doing any quality checks before allowing these kind of items on the site. Very disappoint
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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 ...
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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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