Tag Archives: Framing

Is that a lot, or is that a little?

(credit: duncan c/Flickr CC BY) The answer to the question is often far from clear-cut, and we may be easily misled – by others and by ourselves Imagine you have ended up in a foreign country that you have never … Continue reading

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A little more perspective, a little more understanding

(featured image via Pixabay) Numbers appear to give precision, but they are often meaningless without a suitable context “It never rains in Southern California”, the song by Albert Hammond goes. This is untrue – the average annual rainfall over the … Continue reading

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It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it

(featured image credit: Ron Cogswell CC BY) Can we communicate and not manipulate? I first encountered behavioural science many decades ago – long before I discovered Kahneman, Thaler, Ariely and co. Moreover, it was not even in an academic paper, … Continue reading

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Comparing minds

(featured image: qimono) A relativity principle possibly even more fundamental than Albert Einstein’s A little while ago I sat working with the radio tuned to a show in which the hostess quizzes a celebrity for a couple of hours on … Continue reading

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(Weak) point of law

Calls for new or stricter legislation are often based on a misunderstanding of how people’s behaviour is really influenced One of the interesting side effects of being a citizen of one country and living in another one is that it … Continue reading

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