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Summary and Analysis of Thinking, Fast and Slow

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Thinking, Fast and Slow tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Daniel Kahneman’s book.

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This short summary of Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman includes:
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About Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman:
 
Nobel Prize–winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman explores the mysteries of intuition, judgment, bias, and logic in the international bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow. His award-winning book explains the different ways people think, whether they’re deciding how to invest their money or how to make friends.
 
Kahneman’s experiments in behavioral economics, in collaboration with cognitive psychologist Amos Tversky, led to a theory of two systems of thought: the fast thinking used when ducking a blow, and slow thinking that’s better employed for making major life decisions.
 
Applying these psychological concepts to different facets of our lives, Kahneman demonstrates how to better understand your own decision-making, and the choices made by others.
 
The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to great work of nonfiction.
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generates an easier question, substitutes it, and answers it. Kahneman defines this as a heuristic: a simple process to find answers to hard questions, even though those answers may not be perfect. Issues arise when the heuristics generated are inadequate substitutes. The mood heuristic is the way the mind substitutes an assessment of a current mood for the more complicated question of general happiness or other emotional assessment. The affect heuristic refers to the way we tend to allow our likes and dislikes to control our beliefs about the world.
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Gaëlle Fontaine-Dinesenhas quoted2 years ago
Cognitive ease is the feeling you have when things are generally going well and there is no need for System 2 to intervene.
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