Thinking, Fast and Slow
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When the handsome and confident speaker bounds onto the stage, for example, you can anticipate that the audience will judge his comments more favorably than he deserves. The availability of a diagnostic label for this bias—the halo ...
For example, students of policy have noted that the availability heuristic helps explain why some issues are highly salient in the public's mind while others are neglected. People tend to assess the relative importance ofissues by the ...
For several weeks after Michael Jackson's death, for example, it was virtually impossible to find a television channel reporting on ... (As I write this, I notice that my choice of “little-covered” examples was guided by availability.
For example: Would you accept a bet on the toss of a coin where you win $130 if the coin shows heads and lose $100 if it shows tails? These elementary choices had long been used to examine broad questions about decision making, ...
For example, we can expose people to two painful experiences. One of these experiences is strictly worse than the other, because it is longer. But the automatic formation of memories—a feature of System 1—has its rules, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tonberrysc - LibraryThing
Good introduction to Kahneman and Tversky's work. The social priming stuff has been hit with the replication crisis, so I will try to take it all in with a grain of salt. The ending discussion of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rynk - LibraryThing
A Nobel economist pulls together decades of research in psychology for a big tome with a simple point. We have two brains, one impulsive and one analytical, but both always at work. Professor Kahneman ... Read full review