Cognitive Factors in False Beliefs

Dr. Jeff Saunders Dept of Psychology Hong Kong University

  • How we acquire false beliefs?
  • What cognitive tendencies lead us acquire mistaken beliefs about the world?
  • Why do false beliefs persist?
  • What tendencies inhibit us from learning from experience and correcting false beliefs?

islandtalk_2012_saunders

“Are we in control of our own decisions?” – Dan Ariely

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions.

It’s become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In “Predictably Irrational,” Dan Ariely tells us why

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s