Thinking, fast and slow

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From NPR.org

“In 2002, Daniel Kahneman won a Nobel Prize in economics — but he isn’t an economist.

Kahneman’s field is the psychology of decision-making, and that’s the topic of his new book, Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Kahneman tells NPR’s Robert Siegel about the two systems that make up what he calls “the machinery of the mind:” System 1 — or fast — and System 2 — or slow — thinking.

Kahneman says one of his favorite examples of System 1 thinking is what happens when you hear an upper-class British voice say, “I have large tattoos all down my back.”

Read the whole article (and listen to the audio) >>

Related in this blog: Types of thinking (diagram) >>

We covered “slow thinking” in a blog post from 2008

Related on Harvard Business Review – “In a Fast World, Think Slowly” (IdeaCast, podcast)

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