Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TED Talk Tuesday: Are We Really in Control of Our Decisions?

When it comes to making decisions that affect our lives, we generally make intelligent, rational decisions and we're completely in control of our decisions, right?

Dan Ariely, New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions asks the question in this TED talk, "Are we in control of our decisions?"  Through interesting examples, illusions and research, he shows that we are not always in control of our decisions and we are often not nearly as rational as we believe when making decisions.

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