Thinking, Fast and Slow Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Daniel Kahneman
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Introduction, Chapters 1 - 4

• Citations in this lesson plan refer to the following edition of the book: Kahneman, Daniel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2011.

• In his Introduction, Daniel Kahneman sets out his premise: He intends to introduce, define, and analyze the concepts of System 1 and System 2, two cognitive forces of thinking and decision making.

• System 1 thinking is largely automatic and requires no effort. The author demonstrates System 1 thinking in Chapter 1 by including a photograph of a woman who appears angry.

• System 1 is the thinking that makes immediate judgments, sees a frown on a face, and makes the immediate connection to anger.

• To demonstrate System 2, the author presents a multiplication problem with two, two-digit numbers. This system requires focus and concentration.

• The author presents lists of activities representing the system they are governed by.

• System 1 activities include evaluating visual perspective, locating the source of a sudden sound...

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