Tuesday, November 08, 2011

American Academy of Arts and Sciences to Honour Daniel Kahneman

"The American Academy of Arts and Sciences will present its Talcott Parsons Prize to Daniel Kahneman, whom some have called the world’s most influential living psychologist. The prize, which will be given to Kahneman on November 9, 2011 (tomorrow) is awarded for outstanding contributions to the social sciences... With his friend and colleague, the late Amos Tversky, Kahneman conducted pioneering work that laid the foundation for the field of behavioral economics... at the Talcott Parsons award ceremony, Kahneman will address Two Systems in the Mind."
The above is from the Cambridge Chronicle. Here is a Wikipedia entry on dual process theory (which Kahneman will discuss at the award ceremony tomorrow). And here is a recent post by Liam about a Kahneman masterclass on intuitive thinking. Kahneman is the first psychologist to win the Talcott Parsons Prize. The award (made every 5-6 years) has gone to an economist only once: the development and political economy scholar, Albert Hirschman, in 1983.

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