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Accusers and Their Opinions

A few weeks ago as I was walking out of an office I heard one woman tell another that I was “paranoid”.  The woman who described me as such is a serial liar who shifts blame onto others.  627 more words

It’s time to bring more realistic models of human behaviour into economic policy and regulation

David Halpern.

The Centre for Central Banking Studies recently hosted their annual Chief Economists Workshop, whose theme was “What can policymakers learn from other disciplines”.  In this guest post, one of the keynote speakers at the event, David Halpern, CEO of the Behavioural Insights Team, argues that insights from behaviour science can improve the design and effectiveness of economic policy interventions. 1,482 more words

New Methodologies

Small biases, large consequences: an interactive online game on diversity or segregation

(by Eileen Dombrowski, from OUP blog) Often it takes dramatic illustration to convey just why certain abstract concepts are so important to thinking critically about knowledge. 257 more words

IB Theory Of Knowledge

Environmentalism Of The Mind

“Studying technology is like ‘environmentalism of the mind,’ the writer Clive Thompson says. Indeed, Sherry Turkle likens the perils of digital media to climate change: The upside is immediate, the worst problems are far off, and the industry lacks the incentive to change. 61 more words

Canada

Freethinkers: Stop Trying to Be Someone You Aren’t

Free Thought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds the belief that truth should be formed by logic, reasoning, empiricism, rather than tradition, authority, or dogma. People who believe this way are considered to be freethinkers. 510 more words

General Posts

Human Nature #7: Anchoring

In 2012, JC Penny launched an initiative to do away with “fake pricing”. Instead of making customers wait for a sale, the idea was to always offer a discounted price. 1,039 more words

Human Nature

Overcoming The Common Interviewer Biases

(Source: www.moneydigest.sg)

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An interview for a possible job opportunity or salary increase is ultimately founded by an interaction between two or more individuals. 451 more words

Money Matters