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the rational, emotional and social influences on economic decision-making
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The Power of an Inferior Option | The Ambivalent Leviathan

The Power of an Inferior Option | The Ambivalent Leviathan | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Ariely is a behavioural economist at Duke University and the author of one of my favourite books, Predictably Irrational. The field of behavioural economics presupposes that human behaviour and decisions are not ...
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How the Brain Becomes Conscious - HealthCanal.com

How the Brain Becomes ConsciousHealthCanal.comA new theory on the nature of conscious mind has just been published neuroscientist in the current issue of Advances in Cognitive Psychology (accessible on the Web,...
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What Would You Invest in if You Were Google? - WebProNews

What Would You Invest in if You Were Google? - WebProNews | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
What Would You Invest in if You Were Google?WebProNewsGoogle invests in Recorded Future. We looked at this before. It's essentially a tool that predicts the future when you enter the what, the who/where and the when.
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Regional Voices champions forests worldwide

Regional Voices champions forests worldwide | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
In order to better co-ordinate the work being done to conserve and manage forests around the world, the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat has begun sharing information through the Regional Voices newsletter. The first publication highlights the range...
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Libertarians, Conservatives and Human Nature - Subversify

Libertarians, Conservatives and Human Nature - Subversify | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
SubversifyLibertarians, Conservatives and Human NatureSubversifyUsing empirical studies from social psychology, behavioral economics, and evolutionary biology, Stout demonstrates how social cues — ideas about others' selfishness and unselfishness,...
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SIBOS 2011 – The Power Of Tribes

SIBOS 2011 – The Power Of Tribes | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it





I am deeply honored to be asked to deliver a keynote at SIBOS 2011 in Toronto next month.  Normally, I would consider myself quite lucky to have 5-7 minutes to speak to the World’s premier financial services conference.
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Do We Need Green Therapy?: CBT in Nature | New York Behavioral Health

Do We Need Green Therapy?: CBT in Nature | New York Behavioral Health | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Theories of environmental psychology...(1) the human disconnect with nature causes many of our psychological and...
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Five Book recommendations from Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics : Farnam Street

RT @mungerisms: Five Book recommendations from Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics http://t.co/RAtaGBB...
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Decisions, Decisions: Behavioural economics and lessons for financial literacy - Blog

Decisions, Decisions: Behavioural economics and lessons for financial literacy - Blog | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
RT @CUSRInfoHub: Read the latest on the 'Hub blog: Decisions, Decisions: Behavioural economics and lessons for financial literacy http://t.co/6ofrTqd #csr...
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How will behavioural economics change research? | Features | Research

Behavioural economics shines a light on the factors that influence our actions. Jules Berry considers what researchers can learn from it. (How will behavioural economics change research?
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Infographic: Does more alternative fuel vehicles mean less gas consumption?

Infographic: Does more alternative fuel vehicles mean less gas consumption? | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
A new report found that greater availability of potential AFVs didn't necessarily translate into a greener fleet.
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Taylor & Francis Online :: Walking before study enhances free recall but not judgement-of-learning magnitude - Journal of Cognitive Psychology - Volume 23, Issue 4

Taylor & Francis Online :: Walking before study enhances free recall but not judgement-of-learning magnitude - Journal of Cognitive Psychology - Volume 23, Issue 4 | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Here's the abstract page of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology article just blogged by @researchdigest: http://goo.gl/JyybC...
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The Universe is Biased!

The Universe is Biased! | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
"Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized." -Benjamin Haydon
You might look up at the night sky, at the vast canopy of stars we can see, and ask, exactly, what we're seeing?
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Why 13-year-old's solar power 'breakthrough' won't work

Why 13-year-old's solar power 'breakthrough' won't work | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Aidan Dwyer's tree-inspired array for solar panels had the web buzzing, but not everyone believes it's more efficient.
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Police computer predicts crimes, but is it accurate?

Police computer predicts crimes, but is it accurate? | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Predictive policing software can effectively forecast when and where a criminal might strike.
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Why Are People "Irrationally" Generous to Strangers?

Why Are People "Irrationally" Generous to Strangers? | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it

Here’s a puzzle. Take the dictator game.
It's a one-shot two-player anonymous experimental game. The
dictator is given a sum of money, say, $10. She may keep it all or
give some amount to the responder.
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Islam and Europe: An Equal and Opposite Reaction - Middle East Online

Islam and Europe: An Equal and Opposite ReactionMiddle East OnlineRather than the “clash of civilisations” advocated by Islamophobes, those who seek social and economic justice can find inspiration in the eternal truths of Islam, looking to Europe's...
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More on behavioural economics - Lowy Interpreter

More on behavioural economics - Lowy Interpreter | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Lowy InterpreterMore on behavioural economicsLowy InterpreterI had some private feedback on my brief behavioural economics post of last Friday, so I want to say a little more about what I think the term means.
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The riots remind us that polygamous societies are naturally violent – Telegraph Blogs

As they say in Hackney, when God closes a door he sometimes smashes open a window. The UK riots, bad as they are, may be a turning point for Britain - the shock we needed to change course.
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FCC Launches Inquiry Into BART Wireless Service Shutdown

FCC Launches Inquiry Into BART Wireless Service Shutdown | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it would investigate the circumstances of a shutdown of a wireless network run by San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system on Thursday during a protest.
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New School Economics (May 18, 2011) | Stanford Social Innovation Review

New School Economics (May 18, 2011) | Stanford Social Innovation Review | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
MORE THAN GOOD INTENTIONS: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel (More Than Good Intentions: a new book using behavioural economics to evaluate global poverty reduction efforts
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Behavioral Economics: Real vs. Perceived Wealth Distribution | Steadfast Finances

Behavioral Economics: Real vs. Perceived Wealth Distribution | Steadfast Finances | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Norton and Ariely's research on showing the real wealth distribution, versus the imagined, show the dangers of preconceived notions of taxation and politics. (@The_Analyst Rich shouldn't be based on salary, more like assets.
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Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics

Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
We can all be more aware of our surroundings and our decision-making process, says the professor of psychology and behavioural economics.
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List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of cognitive biases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Behavioral Economics | Scoop.it
Amazing list of cognitive biases (or, how do I know whether to believe what I think I think?
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