• Thinking 101

  • How to Reason Better to Live Better
  • By: Woo-kyoung Ahn
  • Narrated by: Lessa Lamb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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By: Woo-kyoung Ahn
Narrated by: Lessa Lamb
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"Every day of our lives, we make judgments—and we don’t always do a very good job of it. Thinking 101 is 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.”—Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and The Four Tendencies

"Thinking 101 is a must-read—a smart and compellingly readable guide to cutting-edge research into how people think. Building from her popular Yale course, Professor Woo-kyoung Ahn shows how a better understanding of how our minds work can help us become smarter and wiser—and even kinder."—Paul Bloom, Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto, Brooks and Suzanne Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University, and the author of The Sweet Spot

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

She shows how “thinking problems” stand behind a wide range of challenges, from common, self-inflicted daily aggravations to our most pressing societal issues and inequities. Throughout, Ahn draws on decades of research from other cognitive psychologists, as well as from her own groundbreaking studies. And she presents it all in a compellingly accessible style that uses fun examples from pop culture, anecdotes from her own life, and illuminating stories from history and the headlines.

Thinking 101 is an audiobook that goes far beyond other resources on thinking, showing how we can improve not just our own daily lives through better awareness of our biases but also the lives of everyone around us. It is, quite simply, required listening for everyone who wants to think—and live—better.

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Woo-kyoung Ahn (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Where was this book trying to go?

I thought this book had no clear beginning or end, frustrating! I listened to the Epilogue and realized I missed her points.

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waste of a credit

propaganda. beware. wish i could get my credit back. on the upside this title will make it easier to quit audible

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A helpful read

After hearing the doctor’s interview on Armchair Expert, I was excited to hear her read the whole book! She’s delightful, which does come across in the writing, but felt a little stilted with the performer’s over pronunciation throughout. (The mispronunciation of the author’s name is a bummer, too).
The book itself: terrific!! Thanks!!
I’m sure I’ll need to review each chapter several times to keep myself conscious of biased and thinking shortcuts I recognized all too well.

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Could NOT listen to the narrator

I have listened to the actual author of this book on podcasts, and I dont know why we couldn’t listen to her read her own words. This narrator is overly peppy, uses improper, and frankly weird inflections in her reading. It almost sounded like she was narrating chick lit or an upbeat self help book. She is so not suited to read a serious scientific book, and I literally had to yank the earbuds out of my ears, it was so excruciating to listen to. Does anyone know if audible lets you return books because you can’t bear to listen to the narrator?

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Too biased.

Would have been such a better book if the authors own biases didn’t interrupt all of the examples in the book. More of a brag and political activism book than informative.