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the book

Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us 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...

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us 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. The impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the challenges of properly framing risks at work and at home, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning the next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems work together to shape our judgments and decisions.

Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking.

Suggested by Emil Sotirov

Hardcover - 499 pages - in English - $30.00
ISBN: 0374275637 (ISBN13: 9780374275631)
Published Oct 25, 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
First published 2010

requested by

Mrs. Kochensparger (HS Biology Teacher/Science Dept. Chair)

at Eaton High School, Eaton, OH

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 7 Books received - 3

I teach high school Biology, Honors Biology, and CCP Anatomy and have taught for 19 years. I enjoy sharing science experiences with my students because we all learn something in the process. I have three children of my own, so I am very invested in developing a society of informed, literate citizens. I believe that having the ability to read critically is a skill that opens up opportunities to all learners. Reading has always been important to me, and I try to share that passion with my students. I am a 2017 PBS Digital Innovator (Ohio lead) and the 2015 Vectren Energy Teacher of the Year. My students have state won awards at Believe in Ohio, a STEM research competition, and one of my students was just awarded as the Ohio winner in the Stockholm Junior International Water Prize (2017).

why I requested this book

Making connections is the key to teaching teenagers. This book will help us bridge that gap together as we explore how the brain works. I can't wait to use...

Making connections is the key to teaching teenagers. This book will help us bridge that gap together as we explore how the brain works. I can't wait to use this book to inspire my students to overcome challenges and use this as a way to power through challenges to achieve success in school and in life.

the class

I teach in a rural Ohio school with Biology classes of mixed-ability students. I also teach Honors Biology and Anatomy. My students work hard and want to...

I teach in a rural Ohio school with Biology classes of mixed-ability students. I also teach Honors Biology and Anatomy. My students work hard and want to learn, yet many students are lacking the real-world connections they need to think critically and deeply. My students also need a greater exposure to how science impacts their lives. I like using books to engage my students as readers because books open the window to new realities, which serve as the springboard for learning. We read and discuss relevant chapters in class, and I also open my bookshelf to my students who want to pursue a topic more deeply. Having access to STEM and science-career-based non-fiction books is especially relevant and necessary in my rural classroom.

the school

Eaton High School, Eaton, OH

public | 9-12 | 595 students

Economic status:  Moderate Poverty

600 Hillcrest Dr, Eaton, OH
Phone:  (937) 456-1141 Fax:  (937) 456-1143
Eaton Community City School District

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