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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

Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

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Another TED talk about irrational behaviour, sensory illusions and decisions. He sees illusions as a metaphor, saying that something like visual illusions, we all know, also occur in other senses and even higher level thinking.

This is a very interesting, informative and funny talk. Dan Ariely is truely a gifted speaker !

Written by Martin Metzmacher

August 22, 2009 at 9:12 pm