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What is the Difference Between Fast and Slow Thinking?

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

Fast thinking is based on intuition and subconsciously learned processes. Slow thinking is based on deliberate, conscious choices. But slow thinking is often built on fast thinking heuristics. This means even if we assume we are making rational choices, they may be influenced and shaped by biases that we are unaware of.

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