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不理性的力量 The Upside of Irrationality – Dan Ariely

16th Nov 2012 50 0 書評
theupsideofirrationality2 暢銷書通常都會出續集,Predictably Irrational把行為經濟學普及化榮登暢銷書排行榜,時隔一年作者添食寫續集The Upside of Irrationality。第一本書用嶄新的角度去分析人性心理,這本續集雖然內容依然充實,但感覺上與舊作大同小異。可能只是我先入為主,我總覺得作者已經把最精彩的內容放在第一本書中,這本書的心理實驗的質素好像次一級。書中有很多篇幅只談作者自已的個人經驗,想當然爾地將其應用在所有人身上,吹水成份多而學術成份少,作者江郎材盡無以為繼。…

Therapist-free therapy

26th Mar 2011 23 0 News Clips
Looks like psychologist will be out of work soon and they will be replaced by computer programs. I never trust those talk therapy anyways, the couch only works in the movies.Mar 3rd 2011, The Economist Cognitive-bias modification may put the…

The power of posture

24th Jan 2011 20 0 News Clips
According to this research, how your posture affect your projection of power and how other people perceive it. It is interesting to note the powerful sitting posture is regard as bad sitting manner in traditional Chinese culture. Another…

The Psychology of the Taboo Trade-Off

26th May 2010 46 0 News Clips
People who holds scared values that can’t be trade-off are not rational. According to the article, deception seems to be the best tactics dealing with irrational people. If a taboo can only trade with another taboo, we can always just…

Fair dues

19th Feb 2010 35 0 News Clips
Promotion often directly link to immediate and future monetary reward. If employee perceive unfair when a under performer gets more money than he deserved, it would be even worse if the under performer is promoted.…

Fake proof personality test

23rd Jan 2009 367 11 Daily Scribble
Have you take any personality test? Have you fake any personality test? We have done many personality tests in school or at work. Those tests are a useful diagnosis tool to know our personality. Armed with the personality data, the school or…

6 levels of mitigation

28th Dec 2008 52 2 Daily Scribble
When I am reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outlier, his main concept is not that great, but I picked up something else that is very useful. When you want to persuade someone, there are many ways to say it. Depending on the power distance between…

Late genius

24th Nov 2008 103 2 Daily Scribble
Malcom Gladwell’s writing is often very inspiring. I liked his booked Blink and Tipping Point. I visit his website once a while to catch up his articles on The New Yorkers. His article titled Late Bloomer seems strike a chore in my mind.…

Why do people collection stuffs?

28th Sep 2008 91 9 Daily Scribble
I am moving soon, so I have to start packing my stuff.  Today, I spend whole day putting my toys back into their boxes.  I have already spent a day last week and I guess I may need another day.  I know I have lots of toys, but I still surprise by how…

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

1st Aug 2007 84 0 News Clips
Politically correct may makes people feel good about themselves, but it is the enemy of the Truth.…