14 Facts About Amos Tversky


Amos Nathan Tversky was an Israeli cognitive and mathematical psychologist and a key figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive bias and handling of risk.


Amos Tversky was co-author of a three-volume treatise, Foundations of Measurement.


Amos Tversky's mother has said he was self-taught in many areas, including mathematics.


In high school, Amos Tversky took classes from literary critic Baruch Kurzweil, and befriended classmate Dahlia Ravikovich, who would become an award-winning poet.


Amos Tversky received his bachelor's degree from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel in 1961, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1965.


Amos Tversky had already developed a clear vision of researching judgement.


Amos Tversky served with distinction in the Israel Defense Forces as a paratrooper, rising to the rank of captain and being decorated for bravery.


Amos Tversky parachuted in combat zones during the Suez Crisis in 1956, commanded an infantry unit during the Six-Day War in 1967, and served in a psychology field-unit during the Yom Kippur War in 1973.


Amos Tversky then joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1978, where he spent the rest of his career.


Factors included Amos Tversky receiving most of the external credit for the output of the partnership, and a reduction in the generosity with which Amos Tversky and Kahneman interacted with each other.


Amos Tversky had an unfailing compass that always kept him going forward.


Whilst being very collaborative, Amos Tversky had a lifelong habit of working alone at night while others slept.


Amos Tversky believed that humans live under uncertainty, in a probabilistic universe.


In 1963 Amos Tversky married American psychologist Barbara Gans, who later became a professor in the human-development department at Teachers College, Columbia University.