The author described numerous experimental designs and how researchers came to the conclusion, particularly helpful for people interested in a slightly more in-depth understanding toward how our minds work.
The boundary of certain theories seems vague to me, perhaps partially reflecting the evolving dynamics of we ourselves as observers and subjects at the same time, and partially reflecting the continuum in certain psychological aspects. Overall it is a good book but by no means an easy read....Continua
Always pay attention to your system 2.
For those who seek to find a replacement of the rational model of human behaviour, they will be disappointed after reading the book. The Systems 1 and 2 proposition of the Author, as he pointed out himself, is more a thinking tool to help categorizing and understanding the many less than rational behaviours of humans.
Yes, Kahneman broke an old school without erecting a new one, for better.
But this is no small achievement since the old school has for far too long been occupying space in the main street more than it deserves....Continua
As a psychology student, I was fascinated by the scientific experiment the author and other professional have done. The author tried to demonstrate the reality that human is not as rational as the economist suggests.
It inspires me on some area that I need to be aware of when I make my decision. However, some of the concepts are too difficult for me to understand. It takes more time than I expected to finish this book....Continua
At times a bit repetitive, but the central message is inspiring: don't say people are rational or irrational anymore. We all have two systems in us - one fast but relies on fallible heuristics, one slow but more logical and deliberate. It's the interplay between these two systems that define how and what we think. We can't change this, but at least we can be more aware of the limitations of both systems....Continua