The Essential Tversky

The Essential Tversky


  • Author : Amos Tversky
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Cognition
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780262535106


The Essential Tversky Book Description :

Some of the best and most influential papers by Amos Tversky, one of the most brilliant social science thinkers of the twentieth century. Amos Tversky (1937-1996) was a towering figure in the cognitive and decision sciences. His work was ingenious, exciting, and influential, spanning topics from intuition to statistics to behavioral economics. His long and extraordinarily productive collaboration with his friend and colleague Daniel Kahneman was the subject of Michael Lewis's best-selling book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds. The Essential Tversky offers a selection of Tversky's best, most influential and accessible papers, "classics" chosen to capture the essence of Tversky's thought. The impact of Tversky's work is far rea...

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Score: 4
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The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254600


The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Book Description :

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality...

Preference  Belief  and Similarity
Score: 4
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Preference Belief and Similarity


  • Author : Amos Tversky
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 026270093X


Preference Belief and Similarity Book Description :

Selected works by the influential cognitive and mathematical psychologist and decision theorist Amos Tversky....

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking


  • Author : Varda Liberman
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780231547406


Critical Thinking Book Description :

Life is fundamentally uncertain. We do not know whether it will rain, whether the market will go up or down, whether our unhealthy eating choices will have serious consequences, or whether terrorists will strike our city. To make matters worse, we also lack a tried and true procedure for evaluating the likelihood of such events. Yet we are required to make decisions great and small that depend on these events. In the absence of certainty or an objective procedure for estimating probabilities, we must rely on our own reasoning, which a great deal of research has shown to be less rational than we would like to believe. In Critical Thinking, Varda Liberman and Amos Tversky examine how we make judgments under uncertainty and explain how various biases ca...

Choices  Values  and Frames
Score: 5
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Choices Values and Frames


  • Author : Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-09-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107651067


Choices Values and Frames Book Description :

This book presents the definitive exposition of 'prospect theory', a compelling alternative to the classical utility theory of choice. Building on the 1982 volume, Judgement Under Uncertainty, this book brings together seminal papers on prospect theory from economists, decision theorists, and psychologists, including the work of the late Amos Tversky, whose contributions are collected here for the first time. While remaining within a rational choice framework, prospect theory delivers more accurate, empirically verified predictions in key test cases, as well as helping to explain many complex, real-world puzzles. In this volume, it is brought to bear on phenomena as diverse as the principles of legal compensation, the equity premium puzzle in financi...

Thinking  Fast and Slow
Score: 4
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Thinking Fast and Slow


  • Author : Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385676526


Thinking Fast and Slow Book Description :

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities a...

Mind in Motion

Mind in Motion


  • Author : Barbara Tversky
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093076


Mind in Motion Book Description :

An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thought. But pictures are remembered far better than words, and describing faces, scenes, and events defies words. Anytime you take a shortcut or play chess or basketball or rearrange your furniture in your mind, you've done something remarkable: abstract thinking without words. In Mind in Motion, psychologist Barbara Tversky shows that spatial cognition isn't just a peripheral aspect of thought, but its very foundation, enabling us to draw meaning from our bodies and their actions in the world. Our actions in...

Judgment Under Uncertainty
Score: 4
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Judgment Under Uncertainty


  • Author : Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1982-04-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521284147


Judgment Under Uncertainty Book Description :

The thirty-five chapters in this book describe various judgmental heuristics and the biases they produce, not only in laboratory experiments but in important social, medical, and political situations as well. Individual chapters discuss the representativeness and availability heuristics, problems in judging covariation and control, overconfidence, multistage inference, social perception, medical diagnosis, risk perception, and methods for correcting and improving judgments under uncertainty. About half of the chapters are edited versions of classic articles; the remaining chapters are newly written for this book. Most review multiple studies or entire subareas of research and application rather than describing single experimental studies. This book w...

Heuristics and Biases
Score: 4
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Heuristics and Biases


  • Author : Thomas Gilovich
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-07-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521796792


Heuristics and Biases Book Description :

This book, first published in 2002, compiles psychologists' best attempts to answer important questions about intuitive judgment....

Thinking and Deciding
Score: 4
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Thinking and Deciding


  • Author : Jonathan Baron
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139466028


Thinking and Deciding Book Description :

Beginning with its first edition and through subsequent editions, Thinking and Deciding has established itself as the required text and important reference work for students and scholars of human cognition and rationality. In this fourth edition, first published in 2007, Jonathan Baron retains the comprehensive attention to the key questions addressed in the previous editions - how should we think? What, if anything, keeps us from thinking that way? How can we improve our thinking and decision making? - and his expanded treatment of topics such as risk, utilitarianism, Baye's theorem, and moral thinking. With the student in mind, the fourth edition emphasises the development of an understanding of the fundamental concepts in judgement and decision ma...