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Daniel Kahneman: Putting your intuition on ice

The Nobel laureate spoke with Shane Parish (Farnam Street) and the conversation is juicy. One idea came through loud and clear: the master of behavioral economics thinks changing behavior is a long shot because avoiding cognitive biases is really really […]

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Daniel Kahneman and Herbert Simon on intuition.

Farnam Street explores how expertise is developed and when we can trust our intuition based on the writings of two experts. Read it for the answer to this prompt: “Our intuition is more often right if…” | learn more

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Daniel Kahneman: most people don’t really want to be happy.

The Nobel Prize-winning psychologist distinguishes happiness from satisfaction, explains how they are sometimes at odds with one another, and why people tend to prefer the latter. “Happiness is a momentary experience that arises spontaneously and is fleeting. Meanwhile, satisfaction is […]

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Undue confidence & a stand-up response. 

In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman includes a chapter about psychological priming that draws on a number of research studies. This post’s author found those studies were way too small for the level of certainty expressed in the […]