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    DescriptionThe guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Kahneman, Read by Patrick Egan
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 16
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 156 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739357989
    ISBN 10: 0739357980
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    DC21: 153.42
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A11245600
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC22: 153.42
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    DC22: 153.4/2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55250
    LC classification: BF441 .K238 2011B
    Thema V1.0: JMR
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    25 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    DANIEL KAHNEMAN is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the only non-economist to have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences; it was awarded to him in 2002 for his pioneering work with Amos Tversky on decision-making. "From the Hardcover edition."