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Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate and behavioral psychologist, dies at 90

Former President Barack Obama awards psychologist Daniel Kahneman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Former President Barack Obama awards psychologist Daniel Kahneman with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Influential Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman has died at the age of 90. Kahneman’s work in the fields of behavioral psychology and economics was pioneering. It helped expose issues of bias in decision-making that demonstrated a propensity among people to make choices against their own interests.

Host Scott Tong is joined for a reflection on Kahneman’s long and storied life and vital work by University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School Professor Katherine Milkman, who knew Kahneman.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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