"Daniel Kahneman was born in Tel Aviv in 1934, was in France during the war and returned to Israel in 1946. He was educated at Hebrew University in Jerusalem (BA in Psychology and Mathematics, 1954) and his Ph.D. in Psychology is from Berkeley (1961). In between, he served in the Israeli Army and set up a system for interviewing recruits which remained in place for several decades.
Kahneman has taught at Hebrew University, the University of British Columbia, UC Berkeley
and is currently at Princeton
, with positions in both Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.
Kahneman has worked in diverse areas of psychology, including vision, attention, psychophysiology, the study of counterfactual thoughts and emotions, the valuation of public goods, applications of psychophysical reasoning to the setting of punitive damages, and the study of well-being. His most significant work was done in an unusually close collaboration with the late Amos Tversky, in which they developed some challenges to the descriptive validity of the rationality assumption, and provided psychological analyses of a number of significant facts of judgment and choice. Under the influence of another friend, Richard Thaler, Kahneman has more recently been drawn into the emerging field of behavioral economics.
Together with Tversky, Kahneman received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association in 1982. He also received the Hilgard award for career contribution to General Psychology in 1995. He is a member of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Psychological Society."www.princeton.edu/~psych/PsychSite/fac_kahneman.html