Thinking 101 is a must-read – a smart and compellingly readable guide to cutting-edge research into how people think. Building from her popular Yale course, Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn shows how a better understanding of how our minds work can help us become smarter and wiser – and even kinderThinking 101 combines the best science with practical advice to help you make better decisions. Ahn’s stories are spot-on, they are humorous, and they show us how thinking can be turned on itself to overcome the biases from, well, thinking!Accessible, engaging, and fun to read. Woo-kyoung Ahn . . . uses entertaining stories and examples to compellingly illustrate why thinking errors happen, why it matters, and what to do about itAhn’s book is an absorbing, timely — and I think essential — guide to how our minds go wrong and what we can do to think better. With lots of humorous stories and cautionary thinking tales, this terrifically-written book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand and overcome the powerful yet invisible thinking traps that lead us astrayThis book is not just a lucid overview of the cognitive traps that wreak havoc on your reasoning – it’s also an expert’s guide to rethinking how you thinkYale Psychologist Woo-kyoung Ahn explains why our judgment is so often wrong - and offers actionable strategies to help us respond to real-life challenges as individuals and as societies at large.
'A world-class tune-up for your brain.' Daniel H. Pink
Why do we think we’re better prepared for job interviews than we are? Why does no one act on climate change? Why do we over think when something bad happens to us?
Renowned psychologist Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn devised a course at Yale called 'Thinking' to help students examine the biases that cause people so many problems in their daily lives. It quickly became one of the university’s most popular courses. Now, for the first time, she presents key insights from her years of teaching and research.
It’s well known that our minds are tripped up by error, cognitive bias and prejudice. But knowing that isn’t enough: the thinking problems still exist. In this clear guide, Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn gives clear and practical steps to actually change our thinking. The natural follow-up to Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, Thinking 101 shows how we can improve not just our own daily lives through better awareness of our biases, but the lives of everyone around us. It is required reading for everyone who wants to think - and live - better.