The Knowledge Project – Irrationality, Bad Decisions, and the Truth About Lies with Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves. Shane and Dan discuss why we’re all so dishonest with ourselves, why our environment plays such a large role in shaping our decisions, why having rules for situations is generally a good idea, and more.

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Dan Ariely | Payoff (Episode 561)

We may think of ourselves as logical and reasonable, going through motions governed by what we believe to be right. But if we were to examine them under a microscope, would our motivations prove to be composed of a rational framework, or are there invisible, inscrutable reasons for our behavior even we can’t explain?

How does the What the Hell effect keep us making bad decisions even when we know they’re bad?
Are we ever truly rational, unbiased, or impartial?
What’s the best time to appear before a judge?
Transparency in our lives can often backfire.
How motivation works (and doesn’t work) and how we can use our own psychology against ourselves.
And so much more…

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