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Daniel Kahneman Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Thu Sep, 2016
Daniel Kahneman

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Date of Birth: 1934 , March-5
Birth Nation: Israel

Quick Timeline of Daniel Kahneman

1934 Born in Israel
1954 Graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1961 Began his academic career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1965 Was a visiting scientist at University of Michigan
1971 Published his first paper with Amos Tversky
1978 Married to Anne Treisman
2002 Won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
2007 Won American Psychological Association's Award
2013 Received Presidential Medal of Freedom
2011 Published a book titled, Thinking, Fast and Slow

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March 5 , 1934

Born in Israel

One of the most influential economists in the world, Daniel Kahneman was born in the mid 1930s in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was raised in Paris, France. His father died of diabetes in 1944. His nationality is American and Israeli and has Lithuanian ethnicity. 

1954

Graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In the early 1950s, Daniel was enrolled at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There he majored in psychology and also had a minor in mathematics. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1954. He also studied PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

1961

Began his academic career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In the early 1950s, he worked for the Israeli Defense Forces and that was in the psychology department. In 1961, he joined Hebrew University of Jerusalem and this time not as a student but as a lecturer in psychology.

1965

Was a visiting scientist at University of Michigan

In 1960s, he taught not only in Hebrew University of Jerusalem but also in several universities around the world. In 1965, he joined University of Michigan as a visiting scientist. In 1968, he was in Cambridge as the Applied Psychology Research Unit. 

1971

Published his first paper with Amos Tversky

In 1970s, he collaborated with Amos Tversky. They became close after he had invited Tversky to give a guest lecturer in Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Their first paper Belief in the Law of Small Numbers was published in 1971.

1978

Married to Anne Treisman

Daniel Kahneman has been married to love of his life Anne Treisman. Anne Treisman is a psychologist. She has also received National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. They are still bonded as a married husband and wife.

2002

Won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Nobel Memorial Prize is one of the prestigious prizes in the world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. He has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2002 in Economics.

2007

Won American Psychological Association's Award

In 2007, he was honored with American Psychological Association's Award for the first time in his life. He won this award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. He has also once been awarded with the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award.

2013

Received Presidential Medal of Freedom

He has also received an honor from President Barack Obama. He received an honor from him in August 2013 and the honor was Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has also been awarded with the Talcott Parsons Prize once. 

2011

Published a book titled, Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman is a physiologist and is famous for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making. He is also a great writer and an author. His first book Thinking, Fast and Slow was published in 2011. 

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Daniel Kahneman has been married to love of his life Anne Treisman. Anne Treisman is a psychologist. She has also received National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. They are still bonded as a married husband and wife. His nationality is American and Israeli and has Lithuanian ethnicity.

In the early 1950s, Daniel was enrolled at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. There he majored in psychology and also had a minor in mathematics. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1954. He also studied PhD in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. While he was in Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he worked for the Israeli Defense Forces and that was in the psychology department. In 1961, he joined Hebrew University of Jerusalem and this time not as a student but as a lecturer in psychology. Five years later, he was named the senior lecturer. In 1966, he published an article titled Pupil Diameter and Load on Memory in the prestigious journal Science. In 1970s, he collaborated with Amos Tversky. Their first paper Belief in the Law of Small Numbers was published in 1971. At the end of 1970s, he published several articles in the general field of judgment and decision-making. He is now aged 82 years old. His net worth is unknown.