Archivio per 24 marzo 2015

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Il neurosessismo e il cervello delle donne: la nuova frontiera delle discriminazioni di genere.

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Katherine Ellison, una giornalista affermata che, prima di sposarsi e avere due figli, faceva la corrispondente dal Sudamerica per il “Miami Herald”quando è rimasta incinta ha pensato con terrore alle cose che si sentono sul cervello delle mamme, che è più lento, che “perde colpi”. E al fatto che le madri, durante e dopo la gravidanza, sarebbero meno presenti a se stesse, nelle attività domestiche così come in quelle lavorative.

Personalmente, io questa non l’avevo mai sentita, eppure sulle donne ne ho sentite tante, ma se l’ha sentita, qualcuno l’avrà detta. Però lei questo “calo di intelletto” non lo avvertiva. Ha cominciato a fare ricerche e ha raccolto le prove scientifiche che il cervello delle mamme è più efficiente. Perché i bambini rappresentano uno straordinario “catalizzatore dell’intelligenza”.

See on carmenpernicola.wordpress.com

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24
Mar
15

The piano stairs of Fun Theory – short run fun and not a nudge! – iNudgeyou

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Have you ever heard about the piano stairs made famous by Fun Theory? Sure, you have.

At least, when I give talks on the Nudge doctrine everybody seems to know the piano stairs. The YouTube video has apparently spread like a wildfire throughout the world. Watched by millions of tired office workers in search of 15 seconds of fun while tied to their desks; spread by collegial nudges penetrating the walls of the cubicles – “Hey take a look at this!”

But does it really work? And what about the claim that seems to be almost as widespread as the video: the belief amongst many public decision-makers and practitioners that Nudge and FunTheory are basically the same – is that claim true?

 
See on inudgeyou.com

24
Mar
15

The Mary Poppins principle: The behavioural economics of should and sugar

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

The character Mary Poppins famously sang “A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down” (and I apologise that you’ll now have that song in your head all day).

And now there’s some behavioural research which suggests that Mary might not only have convinced the kids to swallow their medicine, but been on the money when it comes to getting people to do tough stuff.

See on smartcompany.com.au

24
Mar
15

Preferences and Exposure to Shocks: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Palestine

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond
Abstract: We use a series of field experiments in the Palestinian Territories to explore the impact of exposure to shocks on risk, time and ambiguity preferences. We exploit the historical episode of the construction of the separation wall between the State of Israel and the West Bank as an exogenous shock to test changes in fundamental preferences. We find that the wall affects preferences: people in isolated communities are significantly more risk-tolerant and ambiguity-averse than people who never experienced the wall. While we find insignificant differences in discount rates and loss-aversion, our results show patterns of time-varying discount rates and heterogeneity across socio-economic groups. We test alternative mechanisms linking shocks to changes in behaviour. Our evidence suggests that observed differences in risk and ambiguity are not the result of changes in subjective beliefs, learning or emotional reactions, but they are consistent with the hypothesis of a preference shift. This study suggests that large adverse shocks may have long-lasting consequences on individual decision-making with potential effects on savings, investments and consumption patterns.
See on econstor.eu




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