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The upside of irrationality : the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home, Dan Ariely

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The upside of irrationality : the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home
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The upside of irrationality
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the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home
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Dan Ariely
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Language
eng
Summary
How can confusing directions actually help us? Why can large bonuses make CEOs less productive? Why is there such a big difference between what we think will make us happy and what really makes us happy? In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights about how one unwise action can become a long-term habit, how we learn to love the ones we're with, and more. From our office attitudes, to our romantic relationships, to our search for purpose in life, Ariely explains how to break through our negative patterns of thought and behavior to make better decisions.--From publisher description
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Summary
Looks at the irrational decisions that influence people's relationships, workplace experiences, and temptation to cheat in any area of their lives and explains how to move beyond this to greater success
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
353793
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BC177
LC item number
.A77 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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True
Target audience
adult
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the unexpected ways we defy logic at work and at home
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The upside of irrationality : the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home, Dan Ariely
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Not-invented here bias : why "my" ideas are better than "yours"
  • The
  • Case for revenge : what makes us seek justice?
  • On adaptation : why we get used to things (but not all things, and not always)
  • Hot or not? : adaptation, assortative mating, and the beauty market
  • When a market fails : an example from online dating
  • On empathy and emotion : why we respond to one person who needs help but not to many
  • The
  • Long-term effects of short-term emotions : why we shouldn't act on our negative feelings
  • Lessons from our irrationalities : why we need to test everything
  • Introduction:
  • Lessons from procrastination and medical side effects
  • Paying more for less : why big bonuses don't always work
  • The
  • Meaning of labor : what Legos can teach us about the joy of work
  • The
  • IKEA effect : why we overvalue what we make
  • The
Control code
5132730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 334 p.
Isbn
9780061995033
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010003364
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593990
  • (OCoLC)464593990
Label
The upside of irrationality : the unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and at home, Dan Ariely
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Not-invented here bias : why "my" ideas are better than "yours"
  • The
  • Case for revenge : what makes us seek justice?
  • On adaptation : why we get used to things (but not all things, and not always)
  • Hot or not? : adaptation, assortative mating, and the beauty market
  • When a market fails : an example from online dating
  • On empathy and emotion : why we respond to one person who needs help but not to many
  • The
  • Long-term effects of short-term emotions : why we shouldn't act on our negative feelings
  • Lessons from our irrationalities : why we need to test everything
  • Introduction:
  • Lessons from procrastination and medical side effects
  • Paying more for less : why big bonuses don't always work
  • The
  • Meaning of labor : what Legos can teach us about the joy of work
  • The
  • IKEA effect : why we overvalue what we make
  • The
Control code
5132730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 334 p.
Isbn
9780061995033
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010003364
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593990
  • (OCoLC)464593990

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