Daniel Kahneman Discusses His New Book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," February 23
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology and public affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School, will discuss his widely acclaimed new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow," on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is a free event but tickets are required. A limited number of tickets to Dodds are still available for this event. Tickets will be distributed through a wait line on the day of the event, starting at 4:00 p.m.
This event will also be simulcast to rooms in the lower level of Robertson Hall. A book-signing and reception will follow the event, and is open to all who attend.
“Thinking, Fast and Slow” examines the way we think. Kahneman asserts that the fast thinking approach is intuitive and emotional, while the slower thinking approach is more deliberate and logical. In the book, Kahneman provides insights into how choices are made in our business and personal lives, and demonstrates “where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking.”
Kahneman received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work with Amos Tversky on decision-making. Kahneman was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Econometric Society. In addition, Kahneman was presented with the Talcott Parsons Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 2011. First awarded in 1974, the Talcott Parsons Prize honors the noted sociologist and former president of the American Academy and recognizes those for their outstanding contributions to the social sciences. In 2011, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of top global thinkers.
For those unable to secure a ticket, the talk will be simulcast in Bowls 001 and 016, on the lower level of Robertson Hall for non-ticket holders. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
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