Image: Hachette “A billion hours ago, modern Homo sapiens emerged A billion minutes ago, Christianity began A billion seconds ago, the IBM personal computer was released A billion Google searches ago…was this morning” o said Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, about a year ago. This quote opens Work Rules!, Laszlo Bock’s inside account of how […]
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Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College.
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he field mistakenly called “behavioral economics” (mistakenly because what it is is psychology applied to domains that are the normal province of economists) has taken the intellectual and political world by storm. The field was given shape by the seminal work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky—work that started about forty years ago. Kahneman was justly awarded […]
This Op-ed originally appeared on LinkedIn. Republished with permission. Many years ago, the very distinguished experimental psychologist, George Miller, in a presidential address to the American Psychological Association, admonished the academics in his audience to “give psychology away.” What he meant, I think, was that we academics should not be doing our work, in bastions […]
When I wrote an article for The Atlantic about a year ago (published below the jump) arguing for the importance of a Council of Psychological Advisors, I was motivated by frustration that policy makers fail to take advantage of the best that psychology has to offer when it comes to formulating and implementing public policy. There […]