Cognitive Distortion Essay
This assignment is based on the work by David Kahneman Thinking fast and slow.
Do some research on his work in order to address the questions below.
Check out the book Summary and a short interview with Kahneman
1. What are System1 and System2 and how are they different?
2. Why do most of us think we are operating in System2, while we are really in System1? Why is this relevant?
3. How are cognitive illusions different from perceptual illusions?
4. How is our intuition different from the intuition of a skilled chess player?
5. What are heuristics? How are they useful and why might they lead to problems?
6. Explain the following and provide at least one example of each:
6.5. Cognitive ease
7. Provide an example from your own life when you made a mistake in
reasoning based on one of the distortions explained by Kahneman.