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Dan Ariely

Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University

In Dan Ariely speeches, he examines how irrational behaviors affect decision-making. As a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and former Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management, he is well equipped to do so.

Ariely recieved his B.A. in psychology from Tel Aviv University before taking his M.A. and Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a second doctorate in business administration from Duke University.

He is the author of 'Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions' and 'The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home.' In his books and presentations, Dan Ariely references mounds of compelling empirical evidence to demonstrate how people predictably make bad decisions due to irrational thinking.

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Money Changes Everything
Money Changes Everything
Dan Ariely Discusses the Weighty Implications of Currency
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How to Bypass Temptation
How to Bypass Temptation
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Empathy and Emotion in Decision-Making
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The Placebo Effect
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Dan Ariely Outlines How Expectations Affect a Given Situation
MIT Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely discusses his work in studying the medical effectiveness of placebos and outlines his findings, which bear implications on human behavior as a whole. Drawing on specific…
Conquering Procrastination
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Dan Ariely’s procrastinating speech explains the global comprehension of why we procrastinate, and how to accomplish the seemingly uninteresting, yet important tasks. Ariely believes that...
Self-Induced Poor Choices
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Dan Ariely's Ignoring Intuition Keynote Explains the Role of Environment
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The Consequences of Incentives
The Consequences of Incentives
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The Power of Acknowledgement
The Power of Acknowledgement
Dan Ariely's Work Attitude Keynote on the Impacts of Acknowledgement
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The Faults of Moral Code
The Faults of Moral Code
Dan Ariely Discusses Social Influence on Honorable Values
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