Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize Winning Psychologist at Economic Sciences

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“100% confidence is not a guarantee of accuracy”

Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize Winning Psychologist at Economic Sciences

“Slow yourself down...and then think about the problem globally”

Nobel Prize Winning Psychologist in Economic Sciences, Daniel Kahneman, explains the crucial differences behind fast and slow thinking, the dangers of trusting confidence in people, and how organizations can design themselves to effectively guide the thinking of their workforce. 

Daniel Kahneman is the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and author of “Thinking, Fast and Slow”. Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv but spent his childhood years in Paris, France, before returning to the Middle East in 1946. He received his bachelors degree in psychology (with a minor in mathematics) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and in 1954 he was drafted into the Israeli Defense Forces, serving principally in its psychology branch. In 1958 he came to the United States and in 1961, earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kahneman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and the Econometric Society. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including  the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association (2007).

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