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Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. Geoff W Sutton. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. Within the social domain. Beck argues that the principles of disgust that govern the physical body can also be applied to the social body. Just as the physical body has an inside and an outside the social body can have insiders and outsiders.

Perhaps the most unfortunate example of this distinction can be found in scapegoating. There was a psychological reason why many of the metaphors for Jewish individuals within Nazi Germany invoked emotions of disgust e.

Conveniently, scapegoating often feels justified and righteous. In this regard, the teachings of Christ on who is our neighbor captured in the parable of the Good Samaritan becomes especially enlightening.

Just as we think differently about saliva in our mouth and our spit in a cup, our thinking shifts as we move from "us" to "them. Beck argues that death reminders can serve as triggers for disgust. Anything associated with physical dysfunction, disfigurement, and death can invoke feelings of disgust.

In part, this connection may help to explain the challenge for some Christians to think of Jesus Christ as fully human. The scandal of the incarnation may be in part that the holy now is associated with bodily elimination, body waste, and even death of the body.

There may be substantive psychological reasons why it is hard for us to fully grasp Jesus Christ as fully God and fully human. So what should we do? Beck suggests that one solution is to identify disgust psychology as so potentially toxic to hospitality that the Christian church should abandon an emphasis upon purity in order to embrace hospitality. Certainly, the Matthew 9 passage seems to suggest that Christ encouraged the Pharisees to downplay purity and emphasize hospitality.

Beck points out that this is essentially the position of the liberal Christian church. Loving God is mainly about loving others. However, Beck argues for trying to maintain the more challenging position of embracing others and embracing holiness. In this regard. Beck would encourage the Christian church to keep in mind how the psychology of disgust can maneuver us into making holiness trump.

But, Beck further argues God has not left us adrift in this endeavor. For example, there is the Eucharist. Beck suggests that in Holy Communion all the implications of disgust psychology are addressed. We take in the body and blood of Jesus Christ symbolic or actual while acknowledging our sins amongst a group of sinners.

We are made pure under conditions that harness the worst of disgust psychology and allow us to practice hospitality with other forgiven sinners. So, what are some of my reflections after reading and thinking about this book?

First, Richard Beck knows how to write. Whether you agree or not, you will enjoy the ride. Second, I sometimes wonder if Beck commits the error of reductionism. After reading the book I was convinced that disgust psychology does psychologically undergird our notions of purity. However, is that all there is to this? Could disgust psychology simply be part of a larger psychological picture?

Third, I found myself wondering if the potential for disgust resided in pre-fallen humanity. Regardless of how literally you take the Genesis creation account it seems clear to me that the introduction of evil into this world revolved around human choice. But, I refuse to believe that we were simply "set up. Perhaps, if we had responded in anger to the lies about God or if the "fruit" had evoked disgust, then I might be a better man and I might live in a better world.

Finally, Beck sometimes surprised me. Beck acknowledged the challenge of simultaneously embracing that Christ is fully human and fully God and the challenge of loving the sinner and hating the sin. Both are perplexing because with both we struggle against the same psychological riptide: disgust psychology.

Yet, Beck seems to assume that we have hope appropriating the first regarding the Godhead but not the second regarding personhood. It is clear that the Christian church struggles with simultaneously seeking holiness and hospitality. Most churches tend to consistently fall into the ditch on one side of this road or the other. Beck addresses the psychological reasons behind why the Christian church regularly muddies itself in one ditch or the other.

And, insight is good. But, Beck moves beyond insight to some concrete suggestions regarding practice. Seriously, you really should read this book. Kahneman's analysis of thinking is close to a metatheory of human nature. In highly readable prose he explains how numerous psychological experiments document the interplay of two ways human brains process and act upon the myriad of stimuli encountered in daily life. Many reviews have extolled the brilliance of the book and its Nobel-prize winning author.

My skeptical bias against excessive public endorsements was on high alert until I began to read. My copy has so many notes that it was hard to condense them for this review. I must confess this was one of the best psychology books I have ever read. I hope to show why readers of JPC will benefit from Kahneman's insights. Return to the title for a moment. The four words aptly describe the way we think and the sequence matters. Fast thinking is the norm. We quickly orient to the sound of a loud bang.

Almost without thinking, we detect a hurt facial response in a partner and quickly search available memory for an answer to the internal prompt, "What did I say?

Slotv thinking is that arduous process most of humanity avoids most of each day. It is the thinking that requires cognitive effort to focus carefully on a set of stimuli whilst ignoring other internal and external distractions so we can search memory and employ other resources to solve a problem. Sometimes the problems are not incredibly difficult but the answers do not quickly arise in our consciousness like recalling our telephone number or slowing down and scanning more carefully when guiding our car into a narrow parking slot.

The components of the thinking process appear to be organized into these two major systems, simply labeled System I and System System I is automatic and works well enough for most daily activities. As Kahneman points out, it's not practical to be vigilant all day. System II seems to engage as needed to address more complex situations.

The effort required by System II does not come easy and seems to slow down not just thought, but the entire person as we might interrupt a walk to formulate an answer to an unusual question.

This story of thinking unfolds in 38 chapters organizing diverse dimensions of condition into five parts: Two Systems, Heuristics and Biases, Overconfldence, Choices, and Two Selves.

Most of us seem to get along pretty well most of the time. But there are those moments when mistakes are costly. Truth is, many decisions are adequate but hardly based on reflned decisionmaking models that employ logical analyses or even well-defined probability models. Heuristics and biases appear to account for the link between thinking and human behavior. Our propensity to respond based on available cues in our environment or memory, to assess situations based on plausible causes, and erroneously predict behavior can lead to signiflcant difflculties for individuals, groups, or even nations.

Part II offers a broad review of these cognitive errors. Overconfldence is the essence of Part III. People tend toward excessive optimism and overconfldence. We experience illusions of understanding and validity. We are prone to excessive and often misplaced trust in experts. In Part IV, Kahneman reviews choice theory, which he explains using everyday examples. We leave this part of the narrative better equipped to detect factors apt to lead us astray.

In Part V, Kahneman offers a helpful review and leaves us with thoughts about life. It is easy to see how Kahneman's work would be of interest to academicians and researchers. But the implications for psychotherapists are far reaching and illustrate how hard it is to interrupt error-prone cognitive-behavioral pattems to apply some new cognitive frame or employ a new behavioral response.

Rituals and responses often labeled as spiritual or religious appear to be System I responses except when interrupted by troubling experiences that place our scripts on pause and induce a search for resources.

Pp , Hb. If Amos had not died in , he would have shared the prize. I have included two primary references Kahneman. Related Papers. By Christina McRorie. Kruglanski, A.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – review

Papers written for social science journals are not intended for public consumption. As a result, I found that I was able to get a clearer, more direct, and more enjoyable understanding of the ideas in academic papers by speaking with their authors than by reading the papers themselves— though of course I read the papers, too. The academic papers of Tversky and Kahneman are an important exception. Even as they wrote for a narrow academic audience, Danny and Amos seemed to sense a general reader waiting for them, in the future. Actu- ally, I watched Danny agonize over his book for several years, and even read early drafts of some of it. Everything Danny wrote, like everything he said, was full of interest.

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