From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:56:09 -0500 Archived: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:56:09 -0500 Subject: Bias Rules The Way We Judge The World Source: NewScientist.Com http://tinyurl.com/7gd7y22 24 November 2011 Bias Rules The Way We Judge The World Liz Else Do biases - some of them dangerous - creep into every strategic choice we make? After a lifetime of research, Daniel Kahneman, the man touted as the world’s most influential psychologist, is convinced that they do. But to judge by some of the questions and comments at the end of his lecture at the Royal Institution in London last week, the capacity crowd he addressed seemed to have a bit of trouble with Kahneman’s arguments - namely, his key notions of fast and slow thinking - and the potential for distortions in judgment that arise from not recognising the biases these two modes can let us fall into. According to Kahneman, fast thinking is intuitive and runs most of the show: associations, impressions, feelings, intentions, and preparations for action all flow seamlessly. It produces a representation of the world around us and lets us walk and avoid obstacles while thinking about something else. It’s the mode we’re in when we play football, chat down the pub, or take a shower. It’s all about doing, not reflecting. Then there is the slow-thinking mode. [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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