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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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Dan Ariely: Choosing the right wine for cheapskates

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Dan Ariely answers reader questions on picking a bottle, taking a run and more.
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The Nature of Humans - Huffington Post

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The Nature of Humans
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Many scientific disciplines -- including social psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience -- are devoted to developing this understanding.
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Behavioral Economics and Macroeconomic Models | The Big Picture

Behavioral Economics and Macroeconomic Models http://t.co/227xtLeTEp
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Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less. You won't regret it.
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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

Study: Racial stereotyping linked to creative stagnation | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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

I'm Dan Ariely, Author and Professor, and This Is How I Work - LifeHacker India | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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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Read this before making your next cold call (or email) - Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Read this before making your next cold call (or email) - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
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"There is a degree of randomness in human behavior, but not so much that you can't be clever and achieve your goals," said Mr.
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Asleep at the wheel: what makes us human is our irrationality - New Statesman

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New Statesman Asleep at the wheel: what makes us human is our irrationality New Statesman What makes us human is our irrationality – the way we are drawn to some types of information over others, the way our past experiences shape our present-day...
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Pigeons Gamble the Same Way People Do, According to Study - The Mary Sue

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Discover Magazine Pigeons Gamble the Same Way People Do, According to Study The Mary Sue This most recent exploration into pigeon brains comes to us from the University of Warwick's Ed Ludvig, who sought to explore the behavioral economics of...
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Stirling Behavioural Science Blog : Lecture on Rationality, Utility, Value and Decision Making

Stirling Behavioural Science Blog : Lecture on Rationality, Utility, Value and Decision Making | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

 am currently giving a set of lectures as part of a module "Behavioural Economic: Concepts and Theories" in Stirling. I am posting brief informal summaries of some of these lectures on the blog to generate discussion.

Today's lecture was on Rationality, Utility, Value and Decision-making. The lecture consisted of six sections (Fig. 1): (i) concepts of rationality; (ii) rational choice in conditions of certainty; (iii) rational choice in conditions in conditions of uncertainty; (iv) challenges to rational choice (v) loss aversion and the endowment effect; and (vi) implications of rationality assumptions and threats to their validity for policy. 

(i) Concepts of rationalityThe main point of this lecture is to give a working definition of what we mean by rationality in Economics. This is a complex construct with many potential meanings across a wide range of literatures. In Economics we generally tend to mean that decision makers are consistent in their behaviour rather than to question their motivations. The basic microeconomic models of the consumer generally assume rational utility maximising behaviour.


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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, 2014 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, 2014 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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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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