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Posts Tagged: Daniel Kahneman

We Can Be Both Torn and Whole: Talking with Jeannine Ouellette

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Jeannine Ouelette discusses her debut memoir, THE PART THAT BURNS.

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Loss Aversion and Decisions

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How useful is self-knowledge in decision making? Not very, according to Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow. The Book Bench takes a look at Kahneman’s ideas—the most significant being that we suffer from loss aversion, which helps explain many of our most human qualities, like irrationality, stubbornness, and making mistakes. “Unlike homo economicus, […]

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