The Upside of Irrationality

Upside of Irrationality

Format: Audiobook

Source:Public library


Ariely talks of studies and all the silliness that is inside our head. This book poses more questions than it gives answers which is what I think Ariely wants.  I feel he wants you to think about  your decisions and  why you make them.

A few experiments that I thought were interesting were the Lego experiment where they were seeing if Pay was a motivator for work.  Also there was a good discussion on revenge.  Being a Behavioral economist Ariely doesn’t beat around the bush when trying to find out how and why you act the way you do.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoy social science.  The book is fully of interesting studies and really has you thinking about the decision you make.


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