Daniel Kahneman

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Daniel Kahneman (; Hebrew: דניאל כהנמן; born March 5, 1934) is an Israeli-American psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Kahneman has received more than 2,754,455 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Daniel Kahneman is the 25th most popular psychologist (down from 24th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Israel (up from 57th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Psychologist.

Daniel Kahneman is most famous for his work in behavioral economics. He is a psychologist and economist who has spent his career studying human judgment and decision-making. His research shows that people are not the rational, self-interested actors they are often assumed to be.

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Among psychologists, Daniel Kahneman ranks 25 out of 182Before him are Edward Thorndike, Kurt Lewin, B. F. Skinner, Lawrence Kohlberg, Wilhelm Reich, and Melanie Klein. After him are Gustav Fechner, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Irvin D. Yalom, Alfred Binet, Hans Eysenck, and Paul Ekman.

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Among people born in 1934, Daniel Kahneman ranks 14Before him are Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Judi Dench, Gene Cernan, Nana Mouskouri, and Shirley MacLaine. After him are Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ulrike Meinhof, Alexei Leonov, Manuel Noriega, Jane Goodall, and Sydney Pollack.

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Among people born in Israel, Daniel Kahneman ranks 56 out of 389Before him are Judas Maccabeus (-200), Herodias (-100), Amos Oz (1939), Barabbas (1), Jeroboam (-1000), and Penitent thief (-18). After him are Josiah (-648), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Rehoboam (-972), Amin al-Husseini (1895), Zedekiah (-617), and Edward Said (1935).


Among psychologists born in Israel, Daniel Kahneman ranks 1After him are Amos Tversky (1937).