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Ask Ariely: On Regret over Rental, Guns under Control, and Dishes with Friends

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, On a recent trip, the car-rental agency offered me insurance that cost almost as much as the rental itself….

We just added a new type of card to the game.

One of the goals of our game was to seed a discussion about the lessons from different social science experiments.  We hoped that after players predicted different result, there will be a discussion around the table – what does this all say about us, and how can we make better decisions? In order to facilitate this discussion, but…

We just added a new type of card to the game.

One of the goals of our game was to seed a discussion about the lessons from different social science experiments.  We hoped that after players predicted different result, there will be a discussion around the table – what does this all say about us, and how can we make better decisions? In order to facilitate this discussion, but…

A Volkswagon Scandal

You may have heard about the recent Volkswagen scandal involving a cheat to pass emissions tests in VW diesel vehicles. I’d like to get your opinions about this event, so I’ve added a questionnaire to my survey app called “(sample) size matters.” If you would like to participate in the study (as well as other…

Just launched the Irrational Game

The day has finally come! We’ve just launched the Irrational Game Kickstarter campaign, which means you can now get the game and some other rewards here. The Irrational Game – We hope it will be a thought provoking, engaging and fun way to incorporate social sciences and human behavior into a challenging and strategic game. It should also give…

Ask Ariely: On Damaged Trust, Strategic Styling, and Poor Placement

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, Recently, our babysitter asked to borrow my car—then had a minor accident that cost about $1,000 to fix. Should…

Ask Ariely: On Damaged Trust, Strategic Styling, and Poor Placement

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, Recently, our babysitter asked to borrow my car—then had a minor accident that cost about $1,000 to fix. Should…

Ask Ariely: On Beating a Breakup, The Food Fight, and Diesel Deception

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, My boyfriend and I recently broke up, and the anguish and depression have been hard to bear. How can…

Some new and some classic examples of products that use a BE approach

By Kristen Berman and Kim Fernando Many times we get asked what products we like from a behavioral standpoint. In 2014 we made a list. Here is a smattering of new and some classic examples of how we’ve seen BE tactics applied to technology. Medisafe lets you scan bar codes on medications and then sends…

Ask Ariely: On Midnight Misbehaviors, Strike Outs, and Beverage Budgets

Here’s my Q&A column from the WSJ this week — and if you have any questions for me, you can tweet them to @danariely with the hashtag #askariely, post a comment on my Ask Ariely Facebook page, or email them to AskAriely@wsj.com. ______________________________________________________ Dear Dan, I recently saw an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” in which one of the characters says, “Nothing…

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