Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (Unabridged) Audiobook

Narrated By Simon Jones

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Why do our pains continue after using a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a 50-cent aspirin? Why does recalling the 10 Commandments decrease our propensity to lie, even when we could maybe not potentially be found? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut vouchers to save lots of 25 cents on a can of soup? Why do we go straight back for 2nd helpings at the endless buffet, even when our guts already are full?

When it comes to making decisions in our own lives, we believe we have been in control. We believe we are making clever, reasonable selections. In a sequence of illuminating, frequently surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Arielyrefutes the common assumption that people behave in basically logical ways. Blending everyday encounter with ground breaking research, Ariely clarifies how anticipations, emotions, social standards, and also other imperceptible, apparently illogical forces skew our reasoning capabilities.

Not just do we make astonishingly simple errors every day, but we make exactly the same types of blunders, Ariely finds. We regularly overpay, underestimate, and procrastinate. We don't realize the profound results of our emotions on what we need, and we over-value what we already own. Yet these misguided behaviours are neither arbitrary nor senseless. They are systematic and predictable - making us naturally irrational.

From drinking coffee to reducing weight, from purchasing a car to selecting a romantic partner, Ariely clarifies how to break through these systematic patterns of thought to make better choices. Predictably Irrational will change the way we interact together with the world - one small decision at a time.

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Harper Audio presents Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Dan Ariely and narrated by Simon Jones.

This version of Predictably Irrational audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.

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On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, @niveditajha tweeted:

niveditajha How does procrastination play games with us? Dan Ariely. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition (Kindle Location 47). Harper.

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, @insanayu tweeted:

insanayu 5 of 5 stars to Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

On Monday, March 17, 2014, @CHemantC tweeted:

CHemantC Book for today's flight: The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely, sequel to Predictably Irrational. #NoRational behavioral economics.

On Monday, March 17, 2014, @drewfstr314 tweeted:

drewfstr314 Credit for that citation goes to Dan Ariely in "Predictably Irrational", page 211.

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, @nzagalo tweeted:

nzagalo 4 of 5 stars to Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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mori_kun Q4: Inspired by Marty Cagan (product management), Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely (helps with A/B testing)

On Saturday, March 08, 2014, @marekalaine tweeted:

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