View Full Version : Cognitive illusions - Are we in control of our decisions

09-15-2015, 01:23 AM

http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

09-15-2015, 01:53 AM
Another one along the same line...

"http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp."

Basically confirms our thoughts about people basically not willing in general to be bad...very much... we cheat and/or lie just as much as we can rationalize so that we still feel OK about ourselves. (i'm not perfect BUT) AND if others in our group are doing the same.
interesting how people react when people are reminded about morals. even atheist.