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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

Main cause of biased judgment

Your mind likes the feeling of coherence and sentiment of habit, of déjà-vu. 

From an evolutionnary point of view, Sapiens needs to have a construction of reality clear. 

  • Do you have to treat with this plant...

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Loss aversion : Why you're not already rich

Lucky you are, you can make a wonderful bet. At equal propabilities :

  • 50% : You receive 120 $
  • 50% : You lose 100 $

Stop reading, would you accept this ?

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If you're like the majority of us, you refused this gamble.

Our brain is not famili...

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Confirmation bias : How powerful are conspiracy-theories

Good stories are simple. 

And when they seem coherent, we accept them without activating our critical mind (see "Main cause of biased judgment" in this collection). 

In particular, the conspiracy theories have another viral weapon. As the ele...

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