Using Casual Observation to Generate Research Ideas

October 24th, 2016

Let’s consider three paradoxes about price.

A Psychologist, Behavioral Economist, and Marketing Scientist Walk into a Bar…

October 11th, 2015

Differences between behavioral, experimental, and neoclassical economics

What a 225 Year Old Mozart Opera Can Teach Us About the Brain

September 6th, 2014

Warning – this is a bit dense!   Le Nozze di Figaro, commonly known as The Marriage of Figaro, is a comedic opera written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1786. The opera portrays the dramatic trials and tribulations of the soon-to-wed Figaro and Susanne as they progress through a series of feudal customs. While the
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Bridging the Academia-Industry Divide

October 2nd, 2013

I enjoy speaking with industry folks about the behavioral sciences, but it’s often frustrating — and it’s not their fault.   While I sit and listen to well-educated and thoughtful individuals extol the benefits of using framing effects to boost organ donation rates or anchoring to secure a better price in a negotiation, I often
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What Monkeys Teach us about Facebook

August 18th, 2012

Old World Monkeys and Social Structures While the modern human Homo sapiens sapiens subspecies evolved from the ancestors of Old World monkeys (e.g., baboons, rhesus macaques) approximately twenty-five million years ago, many of our modern social behaviors are remnants of our evolutionary past. All primates, both human and non-human, live in social groups that sustain life
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