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Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions, Dan Ariely

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Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions
Title
Predictably irrational
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the hidden forces that shape our decisions
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Dan Ariely
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever wonder why something free is so hard to pass up, even if you don't need it and you have to stand in line to get it? It's this sort of odd behavior that author and professor Dan Ariely assesses in Predictably Irrational, using scientific studies and behavioral economics to explain some of the reasons why we act and spend our money the way we do. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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Ariely, Dan
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
LC call number
BF448
LC item number
.A75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Decision making
  • Economics
  • Consumer behavior
Target audience
adult
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the hidden forces that shape our decisions
Label
Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions, Dan Ariely
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2008, in a different format, by HarperCollins Publishers."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-353) and index
Contents
  • cost of social norms : why we are happy to do things, but not when we are paid to do them
  • ch. 5. The
  • influence of arousal : why hot is much hotter than we realize
  • ch. 6. The
  • problem of procrastination and self-control : why we can't make ourselves do what we want to do
  • ch. 7. The
  • high price of ownership : why we overvalue what we have
  • ch. 8.
  • Keeping doors open : why options distract us from our main objective
  • ch. 9. The
  • Introduction : How an injury led me to irrationality and to the research described here
  • effect of expectations : why the mind gets what it expects
  • ch. 10. The
  • power of price : why a 50-cent aspirin can do what a penny aspirin can't
  • ch. 11. The
  • context of our character, part 1 : why we are dishonest, and what we can do about it
  • ch 12. The
  • context of our character, part 2 : why dealing with cash makes us more honest
  • 13.
  • Beer and free lunches : what is behavioral economics, and where are the free lunches?
  • Bonus material added for the revised and expanded edition : reflections and anecdotes about some of the chapters
  • ch. 1. The
  • Thoughts about the subprime mortgage crisis and its consequences
  • Thanks -- $t List of collaborators -- $t Notes -- $t Bibliography and additional readings -- $t Index
  • truth about relativity : why everything is relative, even when it shouldn't be
  • ch. 2. The
  • fallacy of supply and demand : why the price of pearls, and everything else, is up in the air
  • ch. 3. The
  • cost of zero cost : why we often pay too much when we pay nothing
  • ch. 4. The
Control code
ocn325131975
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. & exp. ed.
Extent
xxxii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780061854545
System control number
(OCoLC)325131975
Label
Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions, Dan Ariely
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2008, in a different format, by HarperCollins Publishers."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-353) and index
Contents
  • cost of social norms : why we are happy to do things, but not when we are paid to do them
  • ch. 5. The
  • influence of arousal : why hot is much hotter than we realize
  • ch. 6. The
  • problem of procrastination and self-control : why we can't make ourselves do what we want to do
  • ch. 7. The
  • high price of ownership : why we overvalue what we have
  • ch. 8.
  • Keeping doors open : why options distract us from our main objective
  • ch. 9. The
  • Introduction : How an injury led me to irrationality and to the research described here
  • effect of expectations : why the mind gets what it expects
  • ch. 10. The
  • power of price : why a 50-cent aspirin can do what a penny aspirin can't
  • ch. 11. The
  • context of our character, part 1 : why we are dishonest, and what we can do about it
  • ch 12. The
  • context of our character, part 2 : why dealing with cash makes us more honest
  • 13.
  • Beer and free lunches : what is behavioral economics, and where are the free lunches?
  • Bonus material added for the revised and expanded edition : reflections and anecdotes about some of the chapters
  • ch. 1. The
  • Thoughts about the subprime mortgage crisis and its consequences
  • Thanks -- $t List of collaborators -- $t Notes -- $t Bibliography and additional readings -- $t Index
  • truth about relativity : why everything is relative, even when it shouldn't be
  • ch. 2. The
  • fallacy of supply and demand : why the price of pearls, and everything else, is up in the air
  • ch. 3. The
  • cost of zero cost : why we often pay too much when we pay nothing
  • ch. 4. The
Control code
ocn325131975
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. & exp. ed.
Extent
xxxii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780061854545
System control number
(OCoLC)325131975

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