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The Upside of Irrationality

The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

By Dan Ariely
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The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely

In The Upside of Irrationality (2011), Dan Ariely uses behavioral economics to show us why we behave irrationally, how it affects our decision-making processes, and what we can do to make better choices.

  • Psychology and behavioral economics students
  • People who want to know why they act irrationally sometimes
  • People curious about human behavior

Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University. He is also the author of two international bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.

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