Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University, presents examples of cognitive illusions that help illustrate why humans make predictably irrational decisions.

Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Monterey, CA, Dec 13th, 2008

Category: Psychology, Video

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One Response to “Dan Ariely: Tendencies of Irrational Behavior”

  1. mpavan says:

    fantastic. The entire edifice of 19th, 20, and (so far) 21st century economics is built on a rational population that always looks to the future and always knows what it wants, when in fact reality is THE EXACT OPPOSITE.
    Similar thinking would get me kicked out of my Grade 3 science class, but they give cabinet posts and Nobel Awards to economists that teach that rubbish.

    no wonder we’re f***ed