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Predictably irrational

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are--how we repeat them again and again--I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them." Ariely discusses many modes of thinking and situations that may skew the traditional Rational choice theory. Ariely describes the ways in which people frequently regard their environment in terms of their relation to others; it is the way that the human brain is wired.

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  • Business
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumers
  • Decision making
  • Economics
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  • Psychological aspects
  • Psychological aspects of Economics
  • Reasoning
  • Sociology
  • Thought and thinking

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