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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
An evaluation of the sources of illogical decisions explores the reasons why irrational thought often overcomes level-headed practices, offering insight into the structural patterns that cause people to make the same mistakes repeatedly
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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234915
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
  • 153.8/3
  • 330
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF448
  • HB74.P8
LC item number
  • .A75 2009eb
  • Pr 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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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
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5E888425-F2DD-479E-A883-2AD3D6BD778A
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  • Description based on print version record
  • B002C949KE (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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?
  • Thanks
  • ch. 1. The
  • List of collaborators
  • Reflections and anecdotes about some of the chapters
  • Thoughts about the subprime mortgage crisis and its consequences
  • Thanks
  • List of collaborators
  • Notes
  • Bibliography and additional readings
  • Searchable terms
  • 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
ocn434006410
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 368 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780061958724
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5E888425-F2DD-479E-A883-2AD3D6BD778A
Label
Predictably irrational : the hidden forces that shape our decisions, Dan Ariely
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5E888425-F2DD-479E-A883-2AD3D6BD778A
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • B002C949KE (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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?
  • Thanks
  • ch. 1. The
  • List of collaborators
  • Reflections and anecdotes about some of the chapters
  • Thoughts about the subprime mortgage crisis and its consequences
  • Thanks
  • List of collaborators
  • Notes
  • Bibliography and additional readings
  • Searchable terms
  • 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
ocn434006410
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxii, 368 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780061958724
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5E888425-F2DD-479E-A883-2AD3D6BD778A

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