All posts by danariely

A Survey about Spending

As spending money becomes easier (think of credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet, among others), we have more opportunities to spend our money well, and to spend it not so well. In collaboration with Qapital, we have made a survey to…

A survey about your apps

Dear friends, There’s no question that we are becoming more and more dependent on our phones as a society. It’s less clear to me, however, what exactly we are doing on our smartphones, and how much time we are spending on each…

Research report on email use

First, I want to thank everyone who participated in this research.  Thanks And now, for the results…. Email has become a mix of blessing and evil in our lives. Blessing because it has become a broad communication channel for everything—for our friends, family,…

Trump Supporters & Small Penises?

Was my previous post about Trump supporters having small penises an April Fool’s joke? Partially. While we did, in fact, conduct the research, and the results are true, the data isn’t about the relationship between real size and skills. It’s about what…

Trump Supporters Linked with Having Small Penises

A 69 year old man’s penis captured America’s attention in last month’s Republican debate. Donald Trump broadcast the size of his penis on national television in a response to Marco Rubio’s comment on his small “hands”: If they’re small, something else must…

Help with an email study

Dear friends, For many of us, email is a source of joy and stress –  we learn a lot from it, but we also never seem to be able to keep up with our inboxes.  And in today’s world, it’s likely that…

The Costs of Staying in Hospital Too Long

Dear Dan, I’m a physician, and it seems to me that people often stay in the hospital for too long. (One piece of evidence: Many more patients get discharged from the hospital on weekends.) Prolonged hospitalizations cost a lot of money and…

Help us test a new email app

There is no question that email is one of the most important communication tools. It is also clear that it is a monster that is taking over our life and attention.   A few years ago in an attempt to reduce my…