“System 1”

17 02, 2017

Alternative Facts

By |2017-05-13T07:40:41-08:00February 17th, 2017|Bias|2 Comments

A few weeks ago, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway used the phrase “alternative facts” during a Meet the Press interview to defend President Trump’s assertion that the attendance at his inauguration was “huge”, the “largest” ever etc. despite aerial pictures of the crowd size showing the contrary. Several months ago and well before the [...]

14 10, 2016

Why Is It So Difficult to Think “Outside The Box”?

By |2017-05-13T07:41:47-08:00October 14th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

I stumbled across an article in LiveScience.com which referred me to the actual article on theconversation.com entitled “Freaks, geeks, norms and mores: why people use the status quo as a moral compass” by Christina Tworek, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The article discusses a series of studies by the author [...]

4 12, 2015

Overcoming Irrationality!

By |2017-05-13T07:43:54-08:00December 4th, 2015|Actual Mediations, Negotiation Strategy, Research|Comments Off on Overcoming Irrationality!

Are you superstitious?  Do you wear a “lucky” piece of clothing when you need the “gods” to be with you or have a “lucky” charm that you use or hold dear when you hope and pray that a certain event turns out as you want it to? If so, you are not alone. But, like [...]

29 08, 2014

Procrastination !

By |2017-05-13T07:47:46-08:00August 29th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on Procrastination !

In the last few weeks, I have published blogs about the way we think. That is, while we use System 1 throughout most of the day, it is intuitive, lazy, and emotional and does not always lead us down the correct path. In contrast, our System 2 is analytical, deliberate, slow, effortful and rational. It [...]

25 07, 2014

Which System is in Control?

By |2017-05-13T07:27:39-08:00July 25th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on Which System is in Control?

In his bestselling book, Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2011) notes that our brains contain two systems of thought: System 1 which "... operates automatically and quickly, with little or no effort and no sense of voluntary control" (Id. at 20) and System 2 which "...allocates attention to [...]