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Don't get married (to your trades) - and your opinions...

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This is a well researched phenomenon known as "confirmation bias," a topic studied widely in behavioral economics. It is also a major obstacle to sound trading.
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De-jargoned: Behavioral economics

De-jargoned: Behavioral economics | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
It is a combination of psychology and economics which looks into economic decision-making
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Lessons - ASU Sanford Harmony Program - Empathy & Critical Thinking

Empathy & Critical Thinking

Unit 2: Empathy & Critical Thinking activities focus on promoting emotion understanding and empathy and helping children become flexible thinkers by becoming aware and thinking critically about their own ideas and about the messages they receive from others.

Activities and Storybooks:

 

2.1 Recognizing Feelings
Storybook:  Feelings on the Outside, Feelings on the Inside


2.2 Predicting Feelings
Storybook:  Predicting Feelings


2.3 Explaining Feelings
Storybook:  Being a Feelings Detective


2.4 Having Empathy
Storybook:  Understanding Feelings


2.5 Understanding Stereotypes about People
Storybook:  Some Do, Some Don’t


2.6 Understanding Stereotypes about Objects, Activities, and Roles

Storybook:  Everything Is for Everyone


2.7 Understanding that People Can Change
Storybook:  Growing, Learning, and Changing


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Why We Procrastinate - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus

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British philosopher Derek Parfit espoused a severely reductionist view of personal identity in his seminal book, Reasons and Persons: It does not exist, at least not in the way we usually consider it. We humans, Parfit argued, are not a consistent identity moving through time, but a chain of successive selves, each tangentially linked to, and yet distinct from, the previous and subsequent ones. The boy who begins to smoke despite knowing that he may suffer from the habit decades later should not be judged harshly: “This boy does not identify with his future self,” Parfit wrote. “His attitude towards this future self is in some ways like his attitude to other people.”

Parfit’s view was controversial even among philosophers. But psychologists are beginning to understand that it may accurately describe our attitudes towards our own decision-making: It turns out that we see our future selves as strangers. Though we will inevitably share their fates, the people we will become in a decade, quarter century, or more, are unknown to us. This impedes our ability to make good choices on their—which of course is our own—behalf. That bright, shiny New Year’s resolution? If you feel perfectly justified in breaking it, it may be because it feels like it was a promise someone else made.

 

 


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More hype about political attitudes and neuroscience - Washington Post (blog)

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More hype about political attitudes and neuroscience Washington Post (blog) Berry Boessenkool asks: What you think about this article that basically implies that political views are not so much actively chosen or the product of upbringing, but...
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Study: Racial stereotyping linked to creative stagnation

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People prone to racial essentialism are more closed-minded, and less creative

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The rise of data and the death of politics - The Guardian

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The Guardian The rise of data and the death of politics The Guardian The nudging state is enamoured of feedback technology, for its key founding principle is that while we behave irrationally, our irrationality can be corrected – if only the...
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AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS - PALGRAVE PDF book. Read, download and share any PDF file about:An Introduction to Behavioral Economics Nick Wilkinson

AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS - PALGRAVE PDF book. Read, download and share any PDF file about:An Introduction to Behavioral Economics Nick Wilkinson | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Read books online about An Introduction to Behavioral Economics Nick Wilkinson with free PDF viewer: An Introduction to Behavioral Economics - Palgrave (Great new book: An Introduction to Behavioral Economics - Palgrave #getreads #book:
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In Tests, Scientists Try to Change Behaviors - Wall Street Journal

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"Using the findings of behavioral science, you can devise policy that will make people make better decisions," says Dr.
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I'm Dan Ariely, Author and Professor, and This Is How I Work - LifeHacker India

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I'm Dan Ariely, Author and Professor, and This Is How I Work
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Smart people sometimes do dumb things. Why is that?
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Amos Tversky: In Memoriam, Part 2 | Economics & Institutions

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Amos Tversky: In Memoriam, Part 2. Neo-classical (mainstream) economic theory operates under the assumption that human beings are rationally self-interested optimizers. Rational here, in its most modest form, denotes that ...
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RSA_Social_Brain_Report_final_english.pdf

We have thinking tendencies (biases) such as:
seeking out information to support what we already
believe (confirmation bias), over-valuing information we
receive early on in an evaluation (anchoring and the halo
effect), and feeling the pain of a loss more acutely than
the pleasure of a similar gain (loss aversion).
These tendencies can affect learning of subject
content, your (and your pupils’) evaluation of their
ability, and effort levels


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3 Behavior Change Experts Debate: What Does It Take To Kick Bad Money Habits?

3 Behavior Change Experts Debate: What Does It Take To Kick Bad Money Habits? | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever experienced a sense of euphoria after paying off your credit card in full or purchasing a piece of furniture thatfinally completes your living room, you know that our relationship to money isn’t just a purely economical one.

There’s a big psychological component, too.

And this is exactly why a growing number of scholars these days are studying behavioral psychology and economics—in tandem.

The reason: They want to figure out how to best capitalize on our emotions—the pride we feel when a savings account balance grows or the panic that ensues when a hefty bill arrives in the mail—in order to help us adopt more productive money habits.

Scholars like Jonathan Zinman, Hersh Shefrin and Julie Agnew—all luminaries in the field of finance-related behavior change techniques. And the very kind of people whose brains we love to pick for advice on how to work toward kicking unproductive habits—say, like a never-ending cycle of overspending—in order to get on the right financial track.

Each one of them has a unique perspective to share, so read on and you may just glean a good money habit or two.

 

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Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea - Salon

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Salon Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea Salon In 2008 Steve founded Sands Research, a company that does neuromarketing, a new field using behavioral and neurophysiological data to track the brain's...
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Solving the shepherding problem: heuristics for herding autonomous, interacting agents

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Empathy Intro Movie - Role Playing for Kids - YouTube

Introduction video for WIGU's empathy activity pack.

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The Business Of Behavioral Economics

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You’ve done everything—endured diets, purged your freezer of Ben & Jerry’s, and educated yourself on fat, sugar, and calories. Yet, you can’t manage to lose weight.

What’s wrong with you? According to standard economic theory, which gives humans (perhaps too much) credit for making rational choices, those efforts should be enough to change your behavior. If you know the consequences but still get fat, you must want to be overweight.

Of course not, say Leslie John and Michael Norton, professors at Harvard Business School specializing in the burgeoning field of behavioral economics. “Standard economic theory suggests that as long as people understand the full consequences of their actions, they tend to act in their self interest,” says John. “If they want to be healthy, and you tell them how many calories are in a burger, then they’ll eat better.” But behavioral economics suggests that people make mistakes in their thinking. For example, we have self-control problems that can lead us to knowingly “misbehave.”


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3 Amazing Breakthroughs In The Science Of Empat...

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When we talk about ‘empathising’ with another person, usually we think about being a nice person, being a good friend – essentially a fluffy concept sitting within the elusive realm of feelings and emotions.
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How optical illusions trick your brain - Nathan S. Jacobs - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-optical-illusions-trick-your-brain-nathan-s-jacobs Optical illusions are images that seem to trick our minds ...

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 13, 5:07 AM

Neat TED-Ed film which visually explains three types of illusions. Explained well and animated well.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, August 13, 11:54 AM

Fascinating Ted Talk on how the brain deals with optical illusions!

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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged – Like any Blind Ideology – Based on Irrationality

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Critique of Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand's Philospophy (#AynRand #AtlasShrugged http://t.co/okxPD8ZZgo)
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Smitherssssssssssssss - YouTube

lol (behavioral #economics: http://t.co/NzLRnlh6jp --
http://t.co/eOVOAPjBaW)
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Why Is Innovation So Hard? - Forbes

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Why Is Innovation So Hard?
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The past 25 years of research in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education have demonstrated that we are highly efficient, fast, reflexive thinkers who seek to confirm what we already know.
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Behavioral Economics, History of. (penultimate ...

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AbstractThis article reviews the historical development of behavioral economics,with an emphasis on how it has become part of mainstream economics.
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Dan Ariely: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success

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Authors David Feldman, PhD, and Lee Daniel Kravetz, discuss their new book, "Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success"
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The Neuroscience Of Emoticons

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Yes, there is one. :-
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Moral Effects of Socialism

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Dan Ariely and co-authors have an interesting new paper looking at moral behavior, specifially cheating, in people who grew up in either East or West Germany. From 1961 to 1989, the Berlin Wall divided one nation into two distinct political regimes.
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