All posts by danariely

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…

Join us for better health

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get fit in 2016?   I want to help you keep it – I’ve partnered with the podcast Only Human on an exciting new project called Stick to It! My colleagues at the Duke…

Lying about dishonesty….

This guy has been posting “social science experiments” like this one: Sadly, these are not real experiments.  They have been hiring actors and filming their reactions as if they were real.  How sad.  See this interview. Lying about dishonesty….      

Last chance?

Irrational Game https://goo.gl/fkKyNj Our Kickstarter campaign ends very soon. This might be your last chance to get the game:)  And if you participated already, thanks, and we are looking forward to the next steps.   Dan

We just added a new type of card to the game.

One of the goals of our game was to seed a discussion about the lessons from different social science experiments.  We hoped that after players predicted different result, there will be a discussion around the table – what does this all say about us,…

A Volkswagen Scandal

You may have heard about the recent Volkswagen scandal involving a cheat to pass emissions tests in VW diesel vehicles. I’d like to get your opinions about this event, so I’ve added a questionnaire to my survey app called “(sample) size matters.”…