A Taste of Irrationality

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ISBN: 9780062060402
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Number of pages: 100
Author: Dr. Dan Ariely
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online A Taste of Irrationality in PDF and EPUB 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 behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational. Upside of Irrationality The provocative follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Predictably Irrational Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? How can confusing directions actually help us? Why is revenge so important to us? 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 multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job, how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more. Drawing on the same experimental methods that made Predictably Irrational one of the most talked-about bestsellers of the past few years, Ariely uses data from his own original and entertaining experiments to draw arresting conclusions about how—and why—we behave the way we do. From our office attitudes, to our romantic relationships, to our search for purpose in life, Ariely explains how to break through our negative patterns of thought and behavior to make better decisions. The Upside of Irrationality will change the way we see ourselves at work and at home—and cast our irrational behaviors in a more nuanced light.


Denken hilft zwar n tzt aber nichts

Filename: denken-hilft-zwar-n-tzt-aber-nichts.pdf
ISBN: 9783426402092
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Number of pages: 320
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Denken hilft zwar n tzt aber nichts in PDF and EPUB Die Logik der Unvernunft Wie gehen wir mit Geld um? Was bedeutet es uns? Warum sind so viele Menschen bereit, sich hoffnungslos zu verschulden? Und was treibt Banker, den Kollaps unseres Finanzsystems zu riskieren? In der erweiterten Neuausgabe seines internationalen Bestsellers zeigt Dan Ariely, wie unsere Entscheidungen gelenkt werden und weshalb wir in vielen Lebenssituationen zu unserem eigenen Nachteil handeln. »Ein ebenso amüsantes wie lehrreiches Buch.« Der Spiegel Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts von Dan Ariely: im eBook erhältlich!


Unerkl rlich ehrlich

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ISBN: 9783426416679
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Number of pages: 360
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Unerkl rlich ehrlich in PDF and EPUB Täglich täuschen wir Kollegen und Bekannte. Aber es ist doch erstaunlich, dass wir weit weniger schwindeln, als wir eigentlich könnten. Dan Ariely eröffnet eine völlig neue Sichtweise auf unser Verhalten und erklärt, warum wir trotz aller lockenden Vorteile keine notorischen Falschspieler sind.


Warum wir arbeiten

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ISBN: 9783104036236
Release Date: 2016-01-21
Number of pages: 112
Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Warum wir arbeiten in PDF and EPUB Der Psychologieprofessor Barry Schwartz findet in seinem TED-Book ›Warum wir arbeiten‹ eine ganz überraschende, komplexe und eindringliche Antwort auf diese auf den ersten Blick so simple Frage. Er zerstört den Mythos, dass es bei der Arbeit nur ums Geldverdienen gehe und fordert – unterstützt durch zahlreiche Studien und Anekdoten –, dass wir neue Wege finden müssen, um unser Verhältnis zur Arbeit neu zu definieren. Schwartz nimmt uns mit in Krankenhäuser und Friseursalons, Fabriken und Vorstandsetagen und zeigt, welche unterschiedlichen Formen die Arbeit annehmen kann, welche Funktion sie für unsere Kultur innehat und wie jeder von uns seinen eigenen Weg zum Glück am Arbeitsplatz findet.


Predictably Irrational Revised and Expanded Edition

Filename: predictably-irrational-revised-and-expanded-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9780061353246
Release Date: 2010-04-27
Number of pages: 384
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Predictably Irrational Revised and Expanded Edition in PDF and EPUB 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 behaviors are neither random nor senseless. They're systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.


Die Bienenh terin

Filename: die-bienenh-terin.pdf
ISBN: 9783641024734
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Number of pages: 352
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag

Download and read online Die Bienenh terin in PDF and EPUB Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...


Gutes besser tun

Filename: gutes-besser-tun.pdf
ISBN: 9783843713399
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Number of pages: 288
Author: William MacAskill
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Download and read online Gutes besser tun in PDF and EPUB Soll ich einen Flüchtling bei mir beherbergen? Ist es sinnvoll, nach Naturkatastrophen zu spenden? Übernehme ich besser die Patenschaft für ein Kind aus Äthiopien oder für ein Kind aus Deutschland? Helfe ich den Betroffenen, oder beruhige ich nur mein Gewissen? William MacAskill hat mit dem Konzept des effektiven Altruismus eine Antwort gefunden. Er nennt die Kriterien für sinnvolles und nachhaltiges Helfen. Oft sind es scheinbar kleine Handlungen, die Großes bewirken: Eine einfache Wurmkur verbessert die Lebensqualität afrikanischer Kinder mehr als eine teure Wasserpumpe fürs ganze Dorf. MacAskill zeigt, warum gut gemeint und gut gemacht zwei verschiedene Dinge sind und wie wir Veränderungen am besten erreichen können. Sein Buch ist eine konkrete Handreichung für alle, die Gutes noch besser tun wollen.


Die McDonaldisierung der Gesellschaft

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ISBN: 3596138116
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 332
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher:

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Predictably Irrational

Filename: predictably-irrational.pdf
ISBN: 9780061353239
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Number of pages: 280
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Predictably Irrational in PDF and EPUB Intelligent, lively, humorous, and thoroughly engaging, "The Predictably Irrational" explains why people often make bad decisions and what can be done about it.


Ist doch logisch

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ISBN: 9783426436141
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Number of pages: 160
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Ist doch logisch in PDF and EPUB Was muss man tun, damit der Urlaub länger erscheint? Wie kann man bei Aktiengeschäften die Ruhe bewahren? Das Leben ist voller Probleme und Fragen. Wie gut, dass der Verhaltensforscher Rat weiß. In diesem von William Haefeli charmant illustrierten Buch ist das Beste aus Dan Arielys gefeierter Kolumne versammelt: Hilfreiche Denkanstöße – mit garantiertem Erkenntnisgewinn.


Wer denken will muss f hlen

Filename: wer-denken-will-muss-f-hlen.pdf
ISBN: 9783426415429
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Number of pages: 368
Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook

Download and read online Wer denken will muss f hlen in PDF and EPUB In seinem neuen internationalen Bestseller untersucht Dan Ariely unser Verhalten in der Arbeitswelt und im Privatleben. Sein überraschender Befund: Unsere Gefühle verleiten uns zwar häufig zu falschen Entscheidungen, doch insgesamt geht es uns oft besser, wenn wir den Verstand auch mal links liegen lassen.


Orientations

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ISBN: 0674643763
Release Date: 1990-03-01
Number of pages: 541
Author: Pierre Boulez
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Orientations in PDF and EPUB 'Collected here in some 500 pages, is perhaps the most comprehensive and provocative statement of an aesthetic position mustered by a musician since Schoenberg.' ---New Statesmen


Choice Behavioral Economics and Addiction

Filename: choice-behavioral-economics-and-addiction.pdf
ISBN: 0080440568
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 438
Author: Nick Heather
Publisher: Elsevier

Download and read online Choice Behavioral Economics and Addiction in PDF and EPUB Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction is about the theory, data, and applied implications of choice-based models of substance use and addiction. The distinction between substance use and addiction is important, because many individuals use substances but are not also addicted to them. The behavioural economic perspective has made contributions to the analysis of both of these phenomena and, while the major focus of the book is on theories of addiction, it is necessary also to consider the behavioural economic account of substance use in order to place the theories in their proper context and provide full coverage of the contribution of behavioural economics to this field of study. The book discusses the four major theories of addiction that have been developed in the area of economic science/behavioural economics. They are: . hyperbolic discounting . melioration . relative addiction . rational addiction The main objective of the book is to popularise these ideas among addiction researchers, academics and practitioners. The specific aims are to articulate the shared and distinctive elements of these four theories, to present and discuss the latest empirical work on substance abuse and addiction that is being conducted in this area, and to articulate a range of applied implications of this body of work for clinical, public health and public policy initiatives. The book is based on an invitation-only conference entitled, Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction: Theory, Evidence and Applications held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 30 - April 1, 2001. The conference was attended by prominent scientists and scholars, representing a range of disciplines concerned with theories of addiction and their consequences for policy and practice. The papers in the book are based on the papers given at the above conference, together with commentaries by distinguished experts and, in many cases, replies to these comments by the presenters.


A Taste for the Beautiful

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ISBN: 9781400889150
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Number of pages: 208
Author: Michael J. Ryan
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online A Taste for the Beautiful in PDF and EPUB From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and frogs. He argued that animals have “a taste for the beautiful” that drives their potential mates to evolve features that make them more sexually attractive and reproductively successful. But if Darwin explained why sexual beauty evolved in animals, he struggled to understand how. In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists have taken up where Darwin left off and transformed our understanding of sexual selection, shedding new light on human behavior in the process. Drawing on cutting-edge work in neuroscience and evolutionary biology, as well as his own important studies of the tiny Túngara frog deep in the jungles of Panama, Ryan explores the key questions: Why do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? Do animals have an inherent sexual aesthetic and, if so, where is it rooted? Ryan argues that the answers to these questions lie in the brain—particularly of females, who act as biological puppeteers, spurring the development of beautiful traits in males. This theory of how sexual beauty evolves explains its astonishing diversity and provides new insights about the degree to which our own perception of beauty resembles that of other animals. Vividly written and filled with fascinating stories, A Taste for the Beautiful will change how you think about beauty and attraction.


Die Tugend des Egoismus

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ISBN: 3940431559
Release Date: 2015-11-18
Number of pages: 190
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher:

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