The upside of irrationality : the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home
by Ariely, Dan.
How can confusing directions actually help us? Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? Why is there such a big difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy? In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the mult... Full description
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- Meaning of labor : what Legos can teach us about the joy of work
- IKEA effect : why we overvalue what we make
- Not-invented here bias : why "my" ideas are better than "yours"
- Case for revenge : what makes us seek justice?
- On adaptation : why we get used to things (but not all things, and not always)
- Hot or not? : adaptation, assortative mating, and the beauty market
- When a market fails : an example from online dating
- On empathy and emotion : why we respond to one person who needs help but not to many
- Long-term effects of short-term emotions : why we shouldn't act on our negative feelings
- Lessons from our irrationalities : why we need to test everything.