How do human beings think? What drives our decisions? These are the questions that Daniel Kahneman tackles in Thinking, Fast and Slow, which is the culmination of years of study by Kahneman. The author breaks down human thought and emerges with two very distinct ways of thinking that overlap and oftentimes contradict one another in the brain. Kahneman goes on to explain why his theories, based on years of research, may help us understand human behaviour and why some humans take risks. He goes into the realm of economics and in doing so makes short work of the much valued Rational Agent Model which dominates economic thinking. The book challenges us to look at our own behaviour and how we rationalise many of our own emotion based decisions. It will be impossible to look at human behaviour in quite the same light after reading this book.
A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.