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From: Behavioral Scientist

Remembering Daniel Kahneman: A Mosaic of Memories and Lessons

The loss of Daniel Kahneman looms large over the behavioral sciences. The pathbreaking and Nobel-winning psychologist has died at the age of 90. His work deepened our understanding of how the mind works and how people make decisions. In doing so, it transformed the fields of psychology and economics. 

We bring together more than 30 entries. The authors include some of Kahneman’s first students who went on to become psychologists themselves, former graduate students and postdocs, and the psychologists, economists, and others who collaborated with or were deeply influenced by him. 

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A brief memory. Once Danny was standing in line at our local Chinese take-out in Princeton when I joined it to buy my lunch. As always, he invited me join him, but this time also with Anne at their house overlooking Lake Carnegie. And, as always, I accepted. He was fed up—even depressed, which was unusual for him. He had just returned from a meeting at which one of his intellectual opponents had castigated him. “It’s all a game,” he said, “and whoever has the last move wins.” I demurred: “No, the truth will out eventually.” He couldn’t agree.
After he won the Nobel prize, I used to tease him about this interchange. He always looked slightly sheepish, yet pleased. Phil Johnson-Laird

I first met Danny early in my career at a conference in the mid 1970s. I wondered whether he would recognize my name when I introduced myself as ‘Steve Reed’. Danny replied “There are two important Steve Re(a,e)ds. Do you spell your name ‘Read’ or ‘Reed’. His reply was the highlight of the convention for me and later that afternoon I shared it with (the other) Steve Read.

Steve Reed

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