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Why Do I Think Fast and Slow?

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

People think fast and slow because of the two systems that operate our cognitive processes. System 1 thinks fast and automatically. It takes less energy and is our ‘default’ mode, but it is prone to errors and biases. System 2 thinks slowly and is triggered when a task is more difficult or there is new information. It is more capable but takes much more mental energy.

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