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An evening with Dan Ariely

by Contagious Team

Internationally respected professor of psychology and behavioural economics Dan Ariely is giving a talk hosted by How to Academy in London next month.

The acclaimed author of The New York Times bestseller and Contagious-recommended read Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, will speak at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on May 18th. The talk will be followed by an interview between Ariely and Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA. 

As director of MIT's Center for Advanced Hindsight, Ariely has dedicated his career to explaining how people are often consistently irrational, using research to challenge these patterns of behaviour. Ariely's TED talks have been viewed over 4.8 million times, and he was just on Reddit answering questions about his work a few weeks ago to help promote his forthcoming crowdfunded documentary about dishonesty.

If you'd like to attend, tickets can be purchased here.