Thinking 101

Woo-kyoung Ahn

16 May 2024
288 pages


'A world-class tune-up for your brain' – Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive

Why do we think we’re better prepared for job interviews than we are? Why does no one act on climate change? Why do we over think when something bad happens to us? In this clear guide, Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn gives clear and practical steps to actually change our thinking.

Renowned psychologist Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn devised a course at Yale called 'Thinking' to help students examine the biases that cause people so many problems in their daily lives. It quickly became one of the university’s most popular courses. Now, for the first time, she presents key insights from her years of teaching and research.

It’s well known that our minds are tripped up by error, cognitive bias and prejudice. But knowing that isn’t enough: the thinking problems still exist.

The natural follow-up to Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow, Thinking 101 shows how we can improve not just our own daily lives through better awareness of our biases, but the lives of everyone around us. It is required reading for everyone who wants to think – and live – better.

'Terrific. Ahn offers compelling, research-based ways to limit the unwanted impact of thinking problems' – Robert Cialdini, bestselling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

Terrific. Ahn offers compelling, research-based ways to limit the unwanted impact of thinking problems
An invaluable resource to anyone who wants to think better. In remarkably clear language, and with engaging and often funny examples, Woo-kyoung Ahn uses cutting-edge research to explain the mistakes we often make – and how to avoid them
Ahn uses wonderfully engaging examples to show how we can understand and improve our reasoning