How well do you know Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman?



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What is Daniel Kahneman known for?

What is prospect theory?

Who did Kahneman share the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with?

What did Kahneman and Amos Tversky establish?

What is the name of Kahneman's bestselling book?

What is hedonic psychology?

What is the peak-end rule?

Where did Kahneman receive his Bachelor of Science degree?

What is TGG Group?


Daniel Kahneman: Israeli-American Psychologist and Nobel Laureate

  • Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and economist known for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics.
  • He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith) for his work on prospect theory, which challenges the assumption of human rationality in modern economic theory.
  • Kahneman and Amos Tversky established a cognitive basis for common human errors that arise from heuristics and biases, and developed prospect theory.
  • He was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top global thinkers in 2011.
  • His book "Thinking, Fast and Slow" summarizes much of his research and became a bestseller.
  • In 2015, The Economist listed him as the seventh most influential economist in the world.
  • Kahneman is a professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University's Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
  • He is a founding partner of TGG Group, a business and philanthropy consulting company.
  • Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine, in 1934 to Lithuanian Jews who had emigrated to France in the early 1920s.
  • His family survived the Nazi occupation of France, and he and his family moved to British Mandatory Palestine in 1948, just before the creation of the state of Israel.
  • Kahneman received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1954 and went on to study for his PhD in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Kahneman's early work focused on visual perception and attention, and his collaboration with Tversky began in the late 1960s.
  • Kahneman's research gradually shifted in emphasis towards hedonic psychology in the 1990s, which focuses on the study of pleasure and happiness.
  • He has made notable contributions to the field of behavioral economics, including the discovery of the peak-end rule, which affects how we remember the pleasantness or unpleasantness of experiences.
  • Kahneman has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.


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