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Dan Ariely: It’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes)

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Dan Ariely is a behavioural economist. He studies irrationality and tries to understand why humans act as they do act. In this video he focuses on the role of morality. In some clever studies he looks at why we think that it’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes).

Written by Martin Metzmacher

April 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

The Secret: Force of the universe or unconscious goal priming?

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The Secret is an outstanding motivational movie, that uses visualization to bring you closer to your goals. However there is a much more simpler explanation for this effect: unconscious goal priming. In this video I explain why I think that you do not need a universal force to explain how people can align themselves with their goals and act upon it.

Written by Martin Metzmacher

March 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Gigerenzer: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

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Video about the intelligence of the unconscious mind by Gigerenzer

The Intelligence of the Unconscious

Gerd Gigerenzer is one of the stars in the realm of decision-making. He has written many articles about decision-making that has been cited many times. In this video he gives a lecture at the University of California about the intelligence of the unconscious.

Be aware: This is an enormously inspiring video, that might change the way you look at decision-making – not only in a scientific way, but also in daily life. this might shake your foundation of what you believe is true, so don’t watch this if you’d like to hang on to “usual logic thinking”.

Written by Martin Metzmacher

March 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm