So many of us can look at a situation and get it horribly wrong. But Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman says there are ways to improve your thinking to get it right.
The Linda Problem
In his most famous experiment, Kahneman and his distinguished collaborator Amos Tversky asked subjects about Linda. Here’s how they described her:
Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations.
Then they ask this simple question:
Which alternative is more probable:
1. Linda is a bank teller; or
2. Linda is a bank teller and is active in the feminist movement?
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