Wednesday, February 29, 2012

And another APA review of Thinking Fast and Slow

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Reviews the book, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (see record 2011-26535-000). Thinking, Fast and Slow can be described as a review of current knowledge and thinking on the psychology of judgments and decision. The author goes beyond a general review and boldly applies the findings of his own research and that of other cognitive psychologists to major policy areas such as criminal justice, law, medicine, economics, financial investing, and modern media, among others. In later chapters, the perspective is broadened to the important life issues of personal judgments about happiness and psychological well-being. At times the connections between conclusions and applications and the experimental evidence are not clear. This book is a marvelous overview of the experimental psychology of judgment and decision that educates the public regarding application of the scientific method in psychology and should excite students and professional psychologists alike about the contribution that we can make to better the human condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist

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