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A visual look at 7 things that make us feel good about workA visual look at 7 things that make us feel good about work

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last week, Dan Ariely asked an interesting question in a TED Talk: “What makes us feel good about our work?” The TED Blog responded with the post “7 fascinating studies about what motivates us at work,” rounding up research — from both Ariely and other psychologists — that speaks to some of the surprising factors […]

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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insightsWhat motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights

Posted By Jessica Gross

“When we think about how people work, the naïve intuition we have is that people are like rats in a maze,” says behavioral economist Dan Ariely in today’s talk, given at TEDxRiodelaPlata. “We really have this incredibly simplistic view of why people work and what the labor market looks like.” When you look carefully at […]

 

Dan Ariely asks, What is the right amount to pay bankers?

Posted By Emily McManus

Dan Ariely’s new book, The Upside of Irrationality, debuts tomorrow — he sends us this teaser, based on research that’s described in much more detail in Chapter 1 of the new book: Recently there has been a public outcry against astronomical executive salaries. The basic public sentiment is that it seems unfair that people make […]

 

The week in comments

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Whether influenced by Mary Roach and the infamous “pig video” or Yves Behar and Forrest North’s easy banter, there was a definite cheeky lilt to the comments this week. Here’s a quick look at the fun: On Dan Ariely’s talk: Are we in control of our own decisions?: So where’s that slightly uglier version of […]

 

Dan Ariely: 2008 was a good year for behavioral economics

Posted By Emily McManus

Dan Ariely’s second TEDTalk premieres today — and so does the second, revised and expanded edition of his book Predictably Irrational. It’s full of new material, incuding Ariely’s thoughts on the irrationality of the economic collapse that happened since the book debuted in February 2008. Below, Ariely muses on the way the world has changed […]

 

Are we in control of our own decisions? Dan Ariely on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Speaking at the 2008 EG conference, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. (Recorded at EG’08, December 2008, in Monterey, California. Duration: 17:26.) Watch Dan Ariely’s […]

 

Why we think it's OK to cheat and steal (sometimes): Dan Ariely on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it’s OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can’t grasp. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 16:23.) Watch […]

 

Dan Ariely offers 3 irrational lessons from the Bernie Madoff scandal

Posted By Emily McManus

Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, presented a jaw-dropping talk on cheating and dishonesty at TED2009. We’re posting Ariely’s TEDTalk next Tuesday, and we asked him for his thoughts on the Bernie Madoff scandal unfolding now in New York: The first chapter of the Bernie Madoff fiasco has come to a close, with Madoff […]

 

Twitter Snapshot: Dan Ariely on testing our intuition

Posted By Tedstaff

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely gave a thought-provoking presentation on human irrationality and intuition in this morning’s first session at TED2009. Here are some attendees’ reactions via Twitter: Dan Ariely became intersted in behavioral science while in hospital & thinking abt what hurts more: rip off bandage fast or slow — brainpicker Dan Ariely: “A lot […]