The Upside of Irrationality has ratings and reviews. David said: I had a sufficiently positive impression of Dan Ariely from his first book, P. Irrationality is not all bad. In the Upside of irrationality, Dan Ariely examines some of the positive effects irrationality have on our lives and offers a new look on. The Upside of Irrationality has been released today in paperback! To celebrate this occasion, I will be releasing videos over the next few months — each.

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Re-branding is, after all, the solution to all of the worlds ills why they haven’t cha It is possible that I give far too many books five stars. Or when you think you’ve dqn of it yourself, as salespeople have known for ages. Though this book is more personal to the author.

Throughout the 11 chapters of the book, various premises are tested by designing some easy to measure field tests which challenge our assumptions about behavior. The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford 8.

Or, adaption when your prized possessions no longer bring you happiness. So we tried to create an experiment because in real life, you can’t examine this to the same degree. I found the chapter on revenge to be especially interesting; why do people find revenge so necessary when they feel slighted? He sets out in the beginning of the chapter to show, among other things, whether or not that value is based on sentimental attachment or on self-delusion.

This is less true for males than females though – One death is a tragedy, one million deaths are a statistic. In aridly life, I’d love to BE a social psychologist.


If you do half of them well, I’ll give you half a day compensation; a third, a third; and so thr. Just to cite one example, Ariely argues that high bonuses are not effective because when high stakes are involved people get nervous, and therefore, their performance drops.

I am concerned that we will learn nothing from upaide Global Financial Crisis. The experiments, while interesting, involve college students MIT and Harvard mostly working for relatively arjely sums of money.

The experimental foundation of the work discussed in the second book is noticeably weaker across the board, at times barely rising about the level of anecdotal data, with the author displaying a regrettable propensity to issue pronouncements of a general nature solely on the basis of his own personal experience.

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And what happened is that despite the fact that people want to succeed more when they get the five months’ salary, they actually succeeded to a aroely lower degree. Also in the second half, Ariely discusses the dating irraionality. Ariely and company send researchers to villages in India to measure the surprising effect of extravagant rewards on task performance. Which is obviously a pity, really. Unfortunately, an engaging style doesn’t quite make up for some of the book’s obvious weaknesses.

On the contrary,what behavioral economics does,is to ignore all the assumptions and study how people actually behave and make decisions,in practice. Now, we have to say here that to actually conduct this experiment, to say – to come even to NPR, needless to say not to Wall Street, you could run into some money offering people, you know, several months’ compensation.

Dec 27, Hamidreza Amiri rated it really liked it. Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Upsidee Should Buy Life Insurancemight make you question the worth of continuing the brand, but not Mr Ariely’s books — his blogs are a constant joy and this book, although quite different from his last book, Predictably Irrational: His new book, The Upside of Irrationality, flips that coin onto its other side and looks at hour our penchant for irrational decision-making can actually benefit us and mak Dan Ariely’s previous book arielu behavioral economics, Predictably Irrational was fantastic.


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upsjde We didn’t think them. In another condition, I say, if you do those well, I’ll give you two weeks of compensation. This book is a refreshing change from today’s world of rhetoric and inane internet commenting backed up solely by people’s biased opinio A fantastic psychology book backed up by legitimate experiments!

Each part has five chapters covering five different areas where so called rational human being behaves irrationally. In the end I recommend this book to all people who are interested in social arieely and would like to learn more about human behavior. After all we are all humans.

The Upside of Irrationality

After Predictably Irrational left me in awe, The Upside of Irrationality comes to confirm that Ariely is a top-notch social scientist and is worthy of being revered ipside such. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc.

Peronally I enjoy reading all these not only because they are easily accessible and dxn to a layman like me, but by reading them we can all learn and reflect on our own behaviour.