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“The Robust Beauty of Improper Linear Models in Decision Making” by Robyn M. Dawes

Robyn Dawes writes books about rationality, or the lack thereof, that we encounter in everyday life. The themes are much like “Predictably Irrational”, but Mrs. Dawes’ research has a more scientific, educational feeling. If anything, this work is a reasonable … Continue reading

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“Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: Part Three

The final installment of my numerous notes following Part One and Part Two. Fechner was obsessed with the relation of mind and matter. On one side there is a physical quantity that can vary, such as the energy of a … Continue reading

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“Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: Part Two

Second installment of my notes from this book. There are a lot of notes but it really goes to show how influential it has been on my other readings. Here is Part One in case you missed it. However, policy … Continue reading

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“Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: Part One

This book has had a huge impact on my pursuit of knowledge about cognitive psychology. I’ve found that Kahneman is probably the most cited author and researcher amongst similar books (See “Predictably Irrational”, “Incognito”, “The Power of Habit”, “What’s Going … Continue reading

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“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

There is no doubt that the brain processes many things subconsciously. Throughout our lives we all pick up cues and ticks that trigger processes that we might not be totally aware of. In some cases, these processes can become destructive; … Continue reading

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“The Social Animal” by David Brooks: Part Two

Continuation for Part One of “The Social Animal.” The stereotypes that we develop relates to the themes described in “The Organized Mind.” When we view outside groups, we view them as much more homogeneous than the groups we ourselves belong … Continue reading

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“The Social Animal” by David Brooks: Part One

The cognitive psychology kick continues. When we know ourselves better we can make better decisions. My pursuit of thought includes understanding how my brain works. This helps me accept that there are some things that I cannot change. It also … Continue reading

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