Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Why do our headaches persist after taking a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a 50-cent aspirin? Why does recalling the Ten Commandments reduce our tendency to lie, even when we couldn't possibly be caught? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? Why do we go back for second helpings at the unlimited buffet, eve Why do our headaches persist after taking a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a 50-cent aspirin? ...

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Title:Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Author:Dan Ariely
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:280 pages pages

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Reviews

  • David
    Mar 19, 2008

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...

    All classic economic theories are based on the assumption that consumers behave rationally, despite a considerable body of evidence to the contrary. It is only in the last 25 years that economists have begun to investigate the irrational side of consumer behavior. This field of investi...

  • Trevor
    Oct 09, 2008

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

  • Darin
    Apr 04, 2008

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...

    All classic economic theories are based on the assumption that consumers behave rationally, despite a considerable body of evidence to the contrary. It is only in the last 25 years that economists have begun to investigate the irrational side of consumer behavior. This field of investi...

    Yet another book I'm recommending to Goodreads staff. I will write up a long review when it's done, but I think this is worth chewing on: According to the author of Predictably Irrational, we live simultaneous in the world of social norms and the world of market norms. Social norms ...

    As a social psychologist, I have been trained to scoff at all "behavioral economists" because they often claim to have recently discovered that individuals do not always behave "rationally". Furthermore, they seem to brilliantly deduce that the only way to accurately predict how humans...

    This is a wonderfully interesting and amusing book. Every time I had a few spare minutes, I would leap back into it with gusto. Some of the things I read I had already seen elsewhere - but much was new to me. The author is described as a behavioural economist.....and I think this book ...

    Ariely is a good writer whose book catches onto the _Freakonomics_ craze by taking a look at times when people make different decisions that typical "laissez faire" economic theories would expect. His book is a fairly easy read and does include some surprising results through social-sc...

  • Ryan
    Mar 18, 2008

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...

    All classic economic theories are based on the assumption that consumers behave rationally, despite a considerable body of evidence to the contrary. It is only in the last 25 years that economists have begun to investigate the irrational side of consumer behavior. This field of investi...

    Yet another book I'm recommending to Goodreads staff. I will write up a long review when it's done, but I think this is worth chewing on: According to the author of Predictably Irrational, we live simultaneous in the world of social norms and the world of market norms. Social norms ...

    As a social psychologist, I have been trained to scoff at all "behavioral economists" because they often claim to have recently discovered that individuals do not always behave "rationally". Furthermore, they seem to brilliantly deduce that the only way to accurately predict how humans...

  • P***a X?
    May 31, 2015

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

  • Mary
    Sep 20, 2008

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Jul 14, 2011

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

  • Carol.
    Nov 05, 2013

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...

    All classic economic theories are based on the assumption that consumers behave rationally, despite a considerable body of evidence to the contrary. It is only in the last 25 years that economists have begun to investigate the irrational side of consumer behavior. This field of investi...

    Yet another book I'm recommending to Goodreads staff. I will write up a long review when it's done, but I think this is worth chewing on: According to the author of Predictably Irrational, we live simultaneous in the world of social norms and the world of market norms. Social norms ...

  • Caroline
    Jun 05, 2012

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...

    All classic economic theories are based on the assumption that consumers behave rationally, despite a considerable body of evidence to the contrary. It is only in the last 25 years that economists have begun to investigate the irrational side of consumer behavior. This field of investi...

    Yet another book I'm recommending to Goodreads staff. I will write up a long review when it's done, but I think this is worth chewing on: According to the author of Predictably Irrational, we live simultaneous in the world of social norms and the world of market norms. Social norms ...

    As a social psychologist, I have been trained to scoff at all "behavioral economists" because they often claim to have recently discovered that individuals do not always behave "rationally". Furthermore, they seem to brilliantly deduce that the only way to accurately predict how humans...

    This is a wonderfully interesting and amusing book. Every time I had a few spare minutes, I would leap back into it with gusto. Some of the things I read I had already seen elsewhere - but much was new to me. The author is described as a behavioural economist.....and I think this book ...

  • Pouting Always
    Feb 12, 2017

    ?I asked them why when they persecute men, for religion or colour it was seen by the world as oppression and when they persecute women, it was dismissed as tradition.? Emer Martin This book is generally brilliant if you ignore the misogyny. It is a book written by a man about a...

    It is important that you move this one up your list of books that you have to read. This is a particularly great book. My dear friend Graham recommended I read this book. He has recommended four books to me ? and the only one I couldn?t finish was ?My Cousin, My Gastroenterologis...

    Written in the tried-and-tested and bestselling tradition of the Malcolm Gladwell books and the Frekonomics clones, Dan Ariely's book too is an entertaining and counter-intuitive look at the world around us. While I am getting more and more inured to this way of analysis of behavio...

    This book was somewhat entertaining, but I can't really recommend it. The author does experiments with college students and beer, and extrapolates this into a world view. Most of his applications are anecdotal. Here's an example on p. 215: "Iran is another example of a nation stricken...

    Honestly all the business books that talk about psychological research or behavioral economics talk about the same things. I haven't even read Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman but all these books literally rehash it again and again so I probably wouldn't even get anything out ...