Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman

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Aaron WangAaron Wang wrote a review
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applied psychology
Very insightful it take a wide range through Kahneman works in 50 years, from him first experience in Israel army then to implementation of experiment subject to will and contrary. It seems to be easy lecture, but in advance of chapters it show more and more complexity.
Ok I read in italian the "Critica della ragione economica" that has been stood very difficult study for which he and Twersky had won the Economic Nobel Prize, but this is much influential on my opinions.
I learnt visual system is uncertain most of time in compare first impression; the most important achievement is of the two system of thinking, first of intuition and second for comparing to reasoning that are forming in associative forms and illusions of its. Deep reading is worthy for "cognitive ease" an evaluation of systemic errors in judgement. Various examples from perception errors until statistics ignored give me an idea of charming apprehension process and in hectic attention for the future developments. It treat the Games theory and especially the loss aversion that stem in part from financials markets into ordinary life with much of it involve, as for the bets, much more for the choices of spend or cost/loss aversion in economy or in health topics. Finally retreating of two selves resembles to vocation that you know most of us have in determination of errors of others or in hurry of impulse of self that maybe this book scientific try explain & to focus on availability of system of thinking slow named "system 2" for better life. 500 pages.
ariadna73ariadna73 wrote a review
Great and dense book
Here is my comment in Spanish:
Daniel Kahneman is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Curiously, he only devotes one chapter of this book to his field of expertise (but it is a heck of a chapter, I tell ya) He explains how our brains think in two ways: slow and fast. Our fast brain help us make quick decisions so we don't get ran over by cars or hit by balls, or stand up for days on the supermarket isles deciding which product to buy. The second system thinks more slowly and that is the one that help us make the most important decisions in our lives like to whom we will get married and for whom we should work. Well, those two systems trend to interact and screw up each other, so this is why the world is so screwed up. The book is pretty scientific, and dense. I understood probably a third of it, but I liked chap. 1 and the conclussions, and I honestly tried the statistics one (chap 3,4) and the economics ones (5), but as I said it was difficult. I think this book would be very good as an object of study in specialized classes. I really liked it. I gave it 9 weeks of my time. It is really good.