Best of Series: A Remarkable Life, Fast and Slow || Daniel Kahneman

November 16, 2023

This episode is part of The Psychology Podcast’s “Best of Series”, where we highlight some of the most exciting, enthralling, and enlightening episodes from our archives.

Today it’s great to chat with Daniel Kahneman, one of the most influential psychologists of all time. Kahneman is known for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He is author of the bestselling book Thinking, Fast and Slow and co-author of the recent book Noise: A Flaw in Judgment. In 2013, Kahneman received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

Website: https://kahneman.socialpsychology.org/

Twitter: @kahneman_daniel


  • Daniel’s childhood and upbringing
  • Living in Nazi-occupied France
  • Working in the Israeli army
  • Judgment & decision-making research
  • Adversarial collaboration
  • System 1 and System 2
  • The free will debate
  • Individual differences in System 1
  • Cognitive-experiential self-theory (CEST)
  • Daniel’s criticism of positive psychology
  • Application of the science of well-being
  • Wealth and happiness
  • Noise vs bias
  • What is decision hygiene?
  • How Daniel has grown over time as a person
  • Winning the Nobel Prize
  • What Daniel would study today
  • Daniel Kahneman’s legacy
  • Advice to young psychologists


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