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Interactive video lesson plan for: The psychology behind irrational decisions - Sara Garofalo

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Often people make decisions that are not “rational” from a purely economical point of view — meaning that they don’t necessarily lead to the best result. Why is that? Are we just bad at dealing with numbers and odds? Or is there a psychological mechanism behind it? Sara Garofalo explains heuristics, problem-solving approaches based on previous experience and intuition rather than analysis.

Lesson by Sara Garofalo, animation by TOGETHER.

Tagged under: Sara Garofalo,TOGETHER,rationality,irrational decisions,decision making,heuristics,anchoring effect,risk,loss aversion,cognitive bias,snap decisions,mental shortcut,TED,TED-Ed,Ted Education,TedEd

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