Psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman shines light on the biases that cripple our decision-making, hamstring negotiations, and damper our thinking, and shares what limited actions we can take to combat their effects. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to https://fs.blog/podcast/ Is your brain hungry for more? Don't miss out! Sign up for our weekly "Brain Food" at https://fs.blog/newsletter/ Follow @farnamstreet on Twitter for mind-expanding content.
Another chance to hear Daniel Kaheneman, interviewed by Kirsty Young in August 2013.
Widely acknowledged as one of the world's most influential living psychologists, his many years of study have centred on how and why we make the decisions we do.
As a child, he lived in Nazi occupied France and he says that, from a young age, he already had a pretty good idea that he wanted to be an academic.
He says "My mother had a big influence ... in fact I credit her with the fact that I became a psychologist ... because she got me interested in people and listening to gossip. I've been fascinated by gossip ever since."
DISC ONE: Don MacLean - American Pie
DISC TWO: Tino Rossi - Bohémienne aux Grands Yeux Noirs
DISC THREE: Shirat Hanoded (the wanderer’s song) sung by Betty Klein
DISC FOUR: Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, 2nd movement, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frederick Stock with Arthur Schnabel on piano
DISC FIVE: Danny Kaye - Ugly Duckling
DISC SIX: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
DISC SEVEN – Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major
DISC EIGHT: Bach Piano Suite – played by Daniel’s grandson
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.
If you enjoy Conversation with Tyler, consider making a year-end donation at ConversationsWithTyler.com/donate. All gifts will support the show’s production, including future live podcast recordings like this one. You might be surprised by what occupies Daniel Kahneman’s thoughts. “You seem to think that I think of bias all the time,” he tells Tyler. “I really don’t think of bias that much.” These days, noise might be the concept most on Kahneman’s mind. A forthcoming book, coauthored with Cass Sunstein and “a brilliant Frenchman you haven’t heard of” is about how random variability affects our decision-making. And while we’ve spent a lot of time studying how bias causes error in judgment, Kahneman says, we aren’t thinking nearly enough about the problem of noise. In November, Kahneman joined Tyler for a live conversation about bias, noise and more, including happiness, memory, the replication crisis in psychology, advice to CEOs about improving decision-making, superforecasters, the influence of Freud, working in a second language, the value of intuition, and why he can’t help you win arguments with a spouse. Transcript and links Follow Tyler on Twitter More CWT goodness: Facebook Twitter Instagram Email
Our full interview with Nobel prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman is all about the crucial differences between fast and slow thinking, as well as the role intuition plays in leadership. Kahneman relates the theories behind his best-selling book - Thinking, Fast and Slow - to commercial organizations - telling us how meetings should be streamlined for efficiency, why group decisions should delay using intuitive thinking, and highlighting the ethics of retail marketing.
Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, the Nobel-prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, talks to Nigel Warburton about biases in our reasoning. Social Science Bites is made in association with SAGE. Transcripts of all episodes are available from www.socialsciencebites.com