Thinking, fast and slow

Paperback, 512 pages

English language

Published Aug. 1, 2012 by Penguin Group.

ISBN:
9780141033570

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4 stars (25 reviews)

Kahneman introduces two modes of thought - system 1, fast and intuitive, and system 2, slow and reasoned - and explores how these modes effect behavior, particularly judgement and decision making.

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Review of 'Thinking, fast and slow' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

J'avais entendu parler à plusieurs reprises, toujours de façon positive, de ce livre de Daniel Kahneman. J'ai fini par me laisser tenter et je viens de le lire.

Dans ce long essai, l'auteur expose le fruit de ses longues années de recherche en psychologie, autour du thème de la prise de décision. Son propos s'articule autour de la distinction entre deux "systèmes", deux modalités de décision dans notre cerveau :

Le Système 1 est intuitif, rapide, mais soumis à des biais, des stéréotypes, des approximations, influençable par les circonstances, et donc capable d'erreurs de jugement.

Le Système 2 est analytique, précis, mais plus lent et parfois "paresseux" quand il valide les intuitions du Système 1 sans procéder à une analyse plus détaillée.

L'auteur détaille évidemment les caractéristiques de ces deux systèmes, sur le mode de fonctionnement, les avantages et les inconvénients de chacun. Il approfondit ensuite en exposant longuement les …

Review of 'Thinking, fast and slow' on 'GoodReads'

4 stars

The author suggests that we consist of two systems. System 1 and System 2. System 1 is fast and System 2 is slow. We always use System 1 and sometimes System 2. Why? System 2 is lazy. System 2 is "rational". Not everyone likes to think harder about the problem. If something is not so important for us, then we just use System 1; it is just our "experience". I would compare this system to "pattern recognition", it is fast, but that's it. Sometimes we need to go deeper, so System 2 is needed. This system is more "rational".
We also consist of two selves: the remembering self and the experiencing self. The remembering self does the living and the experiencing self keeps score and makes the choices. In most experiments, we neglect the duration of an event. We remember peak moments and the end of the event.
We are …

Review of 'Thinking, fast and slow' on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

A run-down of the psychology of action from one of the leading experts in the field. Nice flow throughout this book. Although some of the experimentation was dubious, the gist - why we act the way we act, impulsively or methodically - was well explored and the interactivity of puzzles in the book was entertaining (sometimes patronising). Worth a read.

Review of 'Thinking, fast and slow' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

A fascinating look at the mental shortcuts we take and the way in which we frequently allow these shortcuts to mislead us. The first few chapters felt, to me, to be covering territory I already knew but the author keeps on diving deepere and deeper into how our cogntive functions actually work.

The results are not always edifying, but the book is consistently fascinating.

Review of 'Thinking, fast and slow' on Goodreads

4 stars

Thorough, readable overview of cognitive biases and prospect theory. Consistent short chapters covering one idea, often a review of psychology experiments that demonstrate the bias or result. Memorable shorthands for the different ways of thinking: the title mostly refers to our mind's intensity-driven jump-to-conclusion machine and our lazy calculating rational machine, neither free of bias.

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