A great animated video explaining our evolutionary ability to process numbers, and why it’s a hazard to our wallets.
Popular behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains how people can be dishonest and honest at the same time.
Perspective is Everything
- Perspective is essential to happiness, says Rory Sutherland. He gives examples of applied perspective and argues that the element of choice is what makes a situation more tolerable. Psychological factors should be added to mechanistic ideas in cost-benefit analyses. Things like train arrival clocks and traffic light timers have improved lives because they address human anxieties.
People believe that a company that only sells one type of product is better than a company that sells a wide array of products, which means “Google is as much a psychological success as it is a financial one.” Economics and advertising often fail to understand that what something is, has value, he asserts. An interesting intellectual TEDxAthens Talk.
A leading neuropsychiatrist describes how our body and brains function in modern society.
The discouraging economics and psychology of online dating sites, explained.
In a funny and revealing short lecture, behavioural economist Dan Ariely talks about what motivates and what doesn’t motivate people in the workplace.
Debate on the pursuit of happiness: internal or external? Pleasure or satisfaction? Experts in diverse fields discuss issues.
Drive and motivation – what makes people work, and work better? Portion of an RSA lecture, remixed with hand-drawn animation.
Nobel laureate Dr. John Nash on economic theory.
Left Brain, Right Brain: Human nature and political values
Trends in economics and politics including consumerism and changes in democracy, and how research into psychology, social networks and behavioural economics is relevant.