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Daniel Kahneman’s big ideas

Perhaps more than anyone else, the work of Daniel Kahneman has been pivotal to our understanding of the psychological factors that affect decision-making.


These ideas are summed up very fully and accessibly in Kahneman’s seminal work Thinking Fast and Slow. While we do not yet expect you to read the whole of this book, we ask you to read an article from the website, Medium, that summarises the key ideas of Kahneman’s framework.

Your task

Read ‘Key insights from “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman’ (Kahn 2017). Make some notes in preparation for the next step in which you will be asked to review the decision you reflected on at the start of this short course.


Kahn, A. R. (2017) ‘Key Insights from “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman’. Medium [online] available from https://medium.com/@KhanAsifRahman/key-insights-from-thinking-fast-and-slow-by-daniel-kahneman-3c9a5c4cf229 [5 April 2019]

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Decision-making and Risk: An Introduction

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