MISBELIEF in Russia
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
3M ago
I’m very happy that my book MISBELIEF will soon be published in Russia.  Here is the Russian translation of the title: TIME OF MISBELIEFS: Why Smart People Are Liable to Falsifications, Spread Rumors and Believe in Conspiracy Theories. I wonder what the reaction will be in Russia, and how much the Russian readers will think about this book in terms of what’s happening in Russia, and how much they will think of it in terms of what’s happening outside of Russia. You can learn more about the book MISBELIEF here. The post MISBELIEF in Russia appeared first on Dan Ariely ..read more
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Predictably Irrational is 16 years old
Dan Ariely
by danariely
4M ago
Predictably Irrational was published on this day (Feb 19th), 16 years ago — 2008. This was just the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008, when we were all trying to understand what went wrong and what are the limits of human irrationality. Predictably Irrational came out at a good timing to help us rethink human irrationality. I suspect that the crisis of misinformation and polarization that we are facing these days is even more severe and with consequences that are even more dire. Although the damage that we have caused ourselves in this misinformation and polarization crisis (not with b ..read more
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The Irrational, Episode #1: The Pilot
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
5M ago
The Irrational is a TV show on NBC that is loosely based on my life and my research (very loosely). See a link to the show HERE. Each episode is based on some basic psychological forces, and here I will elaborate on the psychology that is part of the action in Episode 1: The Pilot. The main theme of this episode is: False Memories The main psychological principle in this episode is memory; specifically, false memory.  As Elizabeth Loftus has shown, we tend to think that our memory represents our experience in a perfect way. That it works like a camera and that it records events exactly as ..read more
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Inherent Goodness or Badness: A Reflection
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
5M ago
An ancient question has been whether human nature is inherently good or inherently bad. From as early as I can remember, I thought that the right view is that human nature is inherently good. Over the years, my professional experience in social science gave me further support for that view. Why? Because if you consider that the main lesson from social science — that the environment matters! — you have to also believe in a deep disconnect between the potential of people and their ultimate behavior. You put people in one environment and they behave as angels, but put them in another environment ..read more
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The human catalyst
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
6M ago
A strong Human Capital Factor ignites growth. “I only want to invest in fundamentals.” Such is a common statement from financiers. Yet these self-proclaimed ‘fundamental investors’ are people who regularly ignore a key aspect of a successful business. The term ‘fundamental’ is used to describe financiers who back companies only when the hard financial data available to them looks positive. While the approach might sound sensible, it is limited – because the available data is insufficient and inadequate. One of the fundamental predictors of growth that goes largely unquantified is human capita ..read more
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Happy Birthday to MISBELIEF
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
9M ago
Hello to All! Today I am celebrating the release of my new book MISBELIEF: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things.  I hope you will find this topic as interesting as I have, and get a book, and learn about what I describe as a psychological machine that influences people’s beliefs and changes them, sometimes in a way that is very difficult to understand. If you are curious about this book, you can learn more about it here and here. If you decide you want to read the book, this page includes an option to order a copy for yourself + a copy to be donated to an educator.  T ..read more
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About my new book, MISBELIEF
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
10M ago
Hello hello, I am happy to announce that on September 19, 2023, HarperCollins will be publishing my new book MISBELIEF. In the early Covid days, I had the misfortune to experience first-hand how it feels to be brutally attacked by people who believed that Covid was a plot designed to destroy humanity. One of the results of this experience was my fascination with the process by which people adopt beliefs that are patently untrue about other individuals, the news, and institutions. This book is partly a description of the people and experiences I encountered along my journey. But mostly it’s an ..read more
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Advanced Review of My New Book: MISBELIEF
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
11M ago
David Pitt reviews my new book in this month’s edition of Booklist. Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things. By Dan Ariely. Sept. 2023. 320p. Harper, $32 (9780063280427). 300. Social scientist Ariely (Irrationally Yours, 2015; Dollars and Sense, 2017) has spent years focusing on the way we often embrace ideas that are irrational, and here he turns his at- tention to misinformation specifically. Based in part on the author’s own experiences as the target of deliberate disinformation—with seemingly rational people believing lies about him—the book is an insightful exami ..read more
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Introducing My New Book: MISBELIEF
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
11M ago
I have a new video introducing my new book! MISBELIEF. Or you can view it on YouTube. The book will be out on September 19th, but you can pre-order it here https://misbeliefbook.com The post Introducing My New Book: MISBELIEF appeared first on Dan Ariely ..read more
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Check out my latest book!  Out on Sept 19th, but you can pre-order it starting today!
Dan Ariely
by Dan Ariely
1y ago
Check out my latest book!  Out on September 19th, but you can pre-order it starting today! https://misbeliefbook.com MISBELIEF: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things. During the darkest early days of the pandemic, I was demonized by online misbelievers who falsely accused me of being a mastermind behind universal mask mandates and the chief engineer of the “Covid-19 fraud.”  Attempts to explain my position to my attackers only escalated their vehement declarations. The experience, as disturbing and devastating as it was, inspired me to dig into the innate origins of th ..read more
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