October 25, 2011
October 25, 2011
A Nobel Prize-winning psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking, providing insights into such topics as optimism, the unpredictability of happiness and the psychological pitfalls of risk-taking. Simultaneous.
According to Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel prize-winning psychologist, the human brain is capable of two basic modes of thinking and decision-making: speedy intuition (think: "blink"), and a more conscientious process that takes logic into consideration. Kahneman describes in a reader-friendly fashion how both processes work, and details the strengths and pitfalls of both modes. He suggests ways that readers can tap into the richness of human intuition without making faulty snap judgments, and how to reap the benefits of a slower, more purposeful style of decision-making as well. Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as one of the Ten Best Books of 2011.
Genre: Psychology, Self Improvement, Education, Body + Mind + Spirit
Sub-Genre: Teaching Methods + Materials / General, Cognitive Psychology, General, Parapsychology / ESP
- Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit, Education, Self Improvement, Psychology
- Subgenre: Teaching Methods + Materials / General, Cognitive Psychology, General, Parapsychology / ESP
- Publisher: Random House
- Edition: Unabridged
- Language: English
- Release Date: October 25, 2011
- Author: Daniel Kahneman
- Narrator: Patrick Egan
- Online Item #: 13791498
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-2974
- ISBN: 9780739357989
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported