Book and Author Talk

Daniel Kahneman - Thinking Fast and Slow

150th Annual Meeting - Washington, DC April 28, 2013

NAS member Daniel Kahneman received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his research in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making. In Thinking Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes readers on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. In 2011, Thinking Fast and Slow was selected by the New York Times Book Review, The Economist, and the Wall Street Journal as one of the best books of the year, and it was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest. In 2012, Thinking Fast and Slow received the Academies Communication Award for best book.

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