Buchauszug mit interessanten Ergebnissen von Experimenten über das berechenbar irrationale Verhalten von Menschen.
Ariely conducted an experiment on MIT's communal refrigerators.
- When he slipped in a 6-pack of Coke, all the Cokes had vanished within 72 hours
- When he left a plate containing 6 $1 bills, no one ever took any of the money
"We are all far less rational in our decisionmaking than standard economic theory assumes. Our irrational behaviors are neither random nor senseless--they are systematic and predictable. So wouldn't economics make a lot more sense if it were based on how people actually behave? That simple idea is the basis of behavioral economics."
"Tell me about yourself."
Actually, this question is time-filler. It does serve some purpose – it’s a general test to see if you can string two or more sentences together. If you respond without fainting, drooling, or vomiting all over yourself, congratulations, you have passed the bare minimum requirements for social interaction.