Sep 17, 2015
Dan Ariely is Professor
of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke
University in North Carolina. Dan’s interests span a wide
range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are
consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating
profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.
Dan is the author of the New York Times
bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of
Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
and his latest book Irrationally Yours is now
Dan received a B.A in Psychology from Tel Aviv
University, an M.A and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from University
of North Carolina and another PhD in Business Administration from
In this episode you will
- about Dan Ariely’s traumatic
experience resulting in severe burns.
- how Dan found his love for
psychology and behavioral economics.
- why Dan will not be teaching his
Irrational Behavior course on Coursera.
- the problems with MOOCs like
Coursera and why it is making the wrong choice regarding its open
- why Dan was turned down for his
first book - a cookbook and what advice he was given by a
- why we as humans make very costly
mistakes and what we can do about it.
- how people eat more than they
realise and how experiments in economics have shown
- why we are bad at doing things that
makes us happy.
- the most common mistake companies
make when making decisions or processing information.
- if anger is a good or bad
- the most surprising finding from
Dan Ariely’s research.
- the most surprising question put to
Dan in his Ask Ariely column.
- how your environment matters when
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