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Daniel Kahneman    

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Author, "Thinking Fast and Slow"

Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, and Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering work integrating insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty. Much of this work was carried out collaboratively with Amos Tversky. Kahneman is the coauthor of several academic works, which include "Heuristics and Biases: The Psychology of Intuitive Judgment"; "Choices, Values, and Frames"; "Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases"; "International Differences in Well-Being"; and "Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology." He is the author of "Thinking Fast and Slow."

Professor Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv but spent his childhood years in Paris, France, before returning to Palestine 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 earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1961.

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, among them the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association, the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, and Hilgard Award for Career Contributions to General Psychology, and the Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association (2007).

Speech Topics


Reflections on Prospect Theory

Thinking, Fast and Slow' (based on his book)

Managing Money Responsibly: a helpful aid in understanding the financial decisions we make and how to make better ones

The Costs and Benefits of Optimism

The Trouble with Confidence - Problems with Being Too Brash

Choice under Uncertainty: The Psychology of the Individual Investor

Explorations of the Mind: Intuition

Cognitive Limitations and the Psychology of Science

The Machinery of the Mind

The riddle of experience vs. memory

Well-being: Living and Thinking About It

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