A Taste of Irrationality
Score: 2.5
From 6 Ratings

A Taste of Irrationality


  • Author : Dr. Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780062060402


A Taste of Irrationality Book Description :

Sample chapters from Predictably Irrational and Upside of Irrationality. Predictably Irrational Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. From drinking coffee to losing weight, from buying a car to choosing a romantic partner, we consistently overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. Yet these misguided beh...

Predictably Irrational
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Predictably Irrational


  • Author : Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007256532


Predictably Irrational Book Description :

Cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds....

The Irrational Bundle

The Irrational Bundle


  • Author : Dr. Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062288745


The Irrational Bundle Book Description :

Dan Ariely's three New York Times bestselling books on his groundbreaking behavioral economics research, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, are now available for the first time in a single volume....

Irrational Man
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Irrational Man


  • Author : William Barrett
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-01-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307761088


Irrational Man Book Description :

Widely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence. Irrational Man begins by discussing the roots of existentialism in the art and thinking of Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book explains the views of the foremost existentialists—Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. The result is a marve...

Irrationally Yours

Irrationally Yours


  • Author : Dr. Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062380012


Irrationally Yours Book Description :

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely teams up with legendary The New Yorker cartoonist William Haefeli to present an expanded, illustrated collection of his immensely popularWall Street Journal advice column, “Ask Ariely”. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely revolutionized the way we think about ourselves, our minds, and our actions in his books Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth about Dishonesty. Ariely applies this scientific analysis of the human condition in his “Ask Ariely” Q & A column in the Wall Street Journal, in which he responds to readers who write in with personal conundrums ranging from the serious to the curious: What can you do to stay calm when you’re playing the volatil...

Psychological Triggers

Psychological Triggers


  • Author : Peter Hollins
  • Publisher : PublishDrive
  • Release Date : 2019-08-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:6610000218035


Psychological Triggers Book Description :

Understand, avoid, and defeat the subconscious causes of your irrational and self-defeating behaviors. It’s only human nature. A psychological trigger is something that causes us to act out of urgency - not correctness or even happiness. It’s a switch that is flipped outside of our consciousness. This is fertile ground for some of the worst decisions of our lives. Seize control and of your impulses and make better decisions. Psychological Triggers is an introduction to yourself - your impulses, your desires, and everything in your subconscious that drives you to action. It answers the question, “Why did I just make a terrible choice when I know I shouldn’t have?” We are all slaves to our triggers, and this book seeks to identify them to bet...

Irrationality

Irrationality


  • Author : Justin E. H. Smith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691178677


Irrationality Book Description :

A fascinating history that reveals the ways in which the pursuit of rationality often leads to an explosion of irrationality It’s a story we can’t stop telling ourselves. Once, humans were benighted by superstition and irrationality, but then the Greeks invented reason. Later, the Enlightenment enshrined rationality as the supreme value. Discovering that reason is the defining feature of our species, we named ourselves the “rational animal.” But is this flattering story itself rational? In this sweeping account of irrationality from antiquity to today—from the fifth-century BC murder of Hippasus for revealing the existence of irrational numbers to the rise of Twitter mobs and the election of Donald Trump—Justin Smith says the evidence sug...

Payoff
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Payoff


  • Author : Dan Ariely
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501120053


Payoff Book Description :

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation—showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined. Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way, much of what we do can be defined as being “motivators.” From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we’ve assumed. Payoff investigates the true nature of motivation, our partial blindness to the way it works, and how we can bridge this gap. With studies that range fro...

The Righteous Mind
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Righteous Mind


  • Author : Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307455772


The Righteous Mind Book Description :

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America....

Escaping Paternalism

Escaping Paternalism


  • Author : Mario J. Rizzo
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107016941


Escaping Paternalism Book Description :

A powerful critique of nudge theory and the paternalist policies of behavioral economics, and an argument for a more inclusive form of rationality....