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Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?

Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Thinking, Fast and Slow was a global bestseller, and had a profound impact on psychology and economics, as these tributes from other leading figures show...He pretty much created the field of behavioural economics and has revolutionised large parts of cognitive psychology and social psychology. His central message could not be more important, namely, that human reason left to its own devices is apt to engage in a number of fallacies and systematic errors, so if we want to make better decisions in our personal lives and as a society, we ought to be aware of these biases and seek workarounds. That's a powerful and important discovery.

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This is an informative article about Daniel Kahneman and his contemporary "colleagues" revolutionizing thought and experimentation in the social sciences. Working around our irrationality, our tendency to make decisions based on fallacies and cognitive biases, should be one of the main goals of education. 

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"Why we don't reach our intellectual potentials" or "Reasons We Aren't Operating At Our Best"

"Why we don't reach our intellectual potentials" or "Reasons We Aren't Operating At Our Best" | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Owning and operating a brain is hard. You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person.
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There are a few tendencies and distractions listed. I was inpressed with the info on will power.

from the article: "The latest research suggests that willpower is a depletable resource. In other words, the more you exert self control, the less self control you have until you either rest for a while or give in."

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.
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share this with your students, with colleagues, with friends. 

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