The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic is a book published in by behavioral economist Dan Ariely. This is Ariely’s second. Dan Ariely is a genius at understanding human behavior: no economist does a better job of uncovering and explaining the hidden reasons for the weird ways. This enhanced e-book of The Upside of Irrationality contains more than 50 minutes of video. Each chapter includes a video summary from the author as he explo.
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I highlighted many passages in my Kindle and suspect that I will be picking up this book again from time to time to reread the highlights.
Compare how much money you’d give to a neighbor with cancer who lost his job compared to millions of kids with malaria in Africa. May 22, Jill rated it it was amazing. Best as I rationallity tell, he’s a social psychologist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Sep 28, Samridhi Khurana rated it really liked it. Part 1 – Work-related Irrationalities 1.
It is written in a conversational style. The field of behavioural science and behavoural fan has flourished in these days. Study showed that happiness in UK was correlated to increases in salary, not absolute salary level – People of differing attractiveness levels adapt by altering their criteria.
Hot or Not site, interesting dating patterns. I love social psychology. We didn’t think them.
Hardcoverpages. How can i contact you? See 2 questions about The Upside of Irrationality…. Refresh and try again. Why we punish when we rationlity things have been unjust.
Urge to act to others is based on three criteria – closeness physical proximityvividness, and drop-in-the-bucket effect will acting actually make agiely difference, or is it insignificant. Ikea furniture works because we overvalue what we ourselves make. A series of hypotheses with regards to human behavior under the control of psychological quirks such as revenge, self-herding, etc.
In short, everything we do is not as logical as it may seem to us. This is the rational agent model that runs ,for most part,our economy. There is plenty of actual and anecdotal evidence to support this idea. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Aug 23, Carol Moore rated it really liked it. How much bonus should be paid to employees performing physical work and mental work? Find it on Scholar. Sometimes the experiments gave unanticipated results–and this was interesting, too! This book is a refreshing change from today’s world of rhetoric and inane internet commenting backed up solely by people’s biased opinions. The optimal compensation is somewhere in the middle. Time to rebrand, perhaps?
For example, people are prouder of IKEA furniture when they have to assemble it. The problem is that sometimes how we make meaning of the world is either self-serving or flawed due to predictable biases we have.
I absolutely loved how he used every day toys to test his theories on the value of work. Also, after completing the chapter, I was still left perplexed as to where in the chapter or in the experiments sentimental attachment was specifically ruled out. Nevertheless, they do get the reader to think and getting to think is a good part of the reason why one reads in the first place.
On the contrary,what behavioral economics does,is to ignore all the assumptions and study how people actually behave and make decisions,in practice. Dan Ariely,a great teacher,writer and,above all,a leading figure in the fields of social science and behavioral economics,proves once again to be da man! So many times, wise aegis is that make your bosses feel that the idea came from them. A fantastic psychology book backed up by legitimate experiments!
This is less true for males than females though – One death is a tragedy, one million deaths are a statistic. For the people, who saw their ‘creation’ being demolished right in front of them, they found it difficult to go on with work even though they were being paid. It is possible that I give far too many books five stars.
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This is,by now, a well studied and established fact that business totally ignores. Ariely is the author of the rayionality, Predictably Irrational: One group guess which one gave up much sooner than the other.
Instead, I would steer readers to: He explores how small pay bonuses can motivate someone to do a job a little better–but large bonuses can fail to produce proportionately better results. If this wasn’t one of the only unread works downloaded onto my iBooks and I wasn’t stuck on a 9 hour flig A quick read, The Upside of Irrationality isn’t too substantial if you’ve already read Predictably Irrational.