Dan Ariely: The Man of Decisions and Behavioral Economics [Video]


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Dan Ariely is an Israeli-American professor and author whose work focuses on the fields of behavioral economics, psychology, and consumer behavior. In addition to his academic research, he has written several books such as “Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions“, “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves” and “The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic“.

Through his work, he has been able to uncover deep insights into decision-making processes in individuals and groups which have helped shape how businesses approach product marketing and design. Whenever people talk about decision-making, behavior, and neuromarketing, he is oftentimes mentioned as a centerpiece of these concepts.  He regularly speaks and advises companies and individuals on consumer decision-making. 

A quick introduction to neuromarketing

Neuromarketing is an emerging field of marketing that looks at how our brains respond to marketing stimuli. It combines neuroscience and marketing research to understand how our brains process and perceive communications from brands. Neuromarketing studies are based on the principles of neuropsychology, which looks at how brain activity affects our decision-making and behaviors. These insights can be used to identify the most effective way a brand can communicate with its audience, allowing it to create more effective campaigns.

Looking forward, neuromarketing is poised to become an important tool for companies in the tech industry as well since they look for ways to make their products stand out from the competition with increasing priority. By gaining a deeper understanding of consumer behavior, tech companies will be able to create more effective campaigns that reach their intended audience more effectively than ever before.

The many TED Talks of Dan Ariely

Getting the opportunity to be a TED Talks speaker is quite an experience and it’s rare for most of the people who present their ideas but Dan Ariely seems to be almost a regular with his topics. Here’s a short roundup of what he has done at TED events thus far.

YouTube: Are we in control of our decisions?

YouTube: Predictably Irrational – basic human motivations: Dan Ariely at TEDxMidwest

YouTube: What makes us feel good about our work?

YouTube: How equal do we want the world to be? You’d be surprised

YouTube: How to change your behavior for the better

YouTube: Our buggy moral code

YouTube: Why we think it’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes)

YouTube: Beware conflicts of interest

YouTube: TEDxUNC – The Unexpected Joys and Problems with Creation

YouTube: Self control: Dan Ariely at TEDxDuke

YouTube: TEDxBlackRockCity – Money Changes Everything

YouTube: Designing For Trust | TEDxPorto

YouTube: TEDxWoodsHole – Temptations and Self-Control

YouTube: The Value of Trust | TEDxEast

In conclusion, Dan Ariely has provided us with a plethora of knowledge and insights in the field of marketing, but also psychology in general. From how to change our behavior for the better, to how we think it’s OK to cheat and steal sometimes; his work has been an invaluable contribution to society. We should all be thankful for him sharing his thoughts and experiences with us, and may he continue to teach us more about ourselves as we strive towards a more equal and never boring world.

Photo credit: The feature image has been taken at a different event, the DLD 2009 – Digital Life Design, by Eirik Solheim.

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Christopher Isak
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