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Don't forget the Week 6 survey on the home page of  A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior https://www.coursera.org/
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Still trying to design an experiment for your essay?  Here are a couple of experiments that Dan worked on:  The Counterfeit Self and The Drunken Ultimatum:
http://danariely.com/tag/experiments-2/page/2/
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Thanks Nick!
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"Mood Repair Motivation" and temporal focus
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212164312.htm
A new article finds that there’s more to stress eating than simply emotion; in fact, thinking about the future may help people make better food choices.
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I love this article. I used to be an emotional eater & have spent the last few years focusing on developing habits & techniques that enable me to make healthy decisions with food independent from my mood. It's hard but worth it. Thanks!
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BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain (relates to genetics, brain development, pregnancy, autism)
 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140402133941.htm
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A reminder about the cross-Coursera Dishonesty Debate  featuring Dan Ariely,  Peter Singer, and Paul Bloom upcoming on Thursday, 3 April at 23:30 UTC.  (See Dan's link below, dated 27 March.)  Online here on G+.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/caf8l1aqqvhsaah18iv5fr7qg74
Watch the legendary moral philosopher Peter Singer, the distinguished psychologist Paul Bloom, and the expert behavioral economist Dan Ariely as they join hands to discuss their views and research on dishonesty, morality, and ethics. The three authorities will try not to cross moral boundaries as they cross the digital divisions of their online classes: Singer's "Practical Ethics," Bloom's "Moralities of Everyday Life," and Ariely's "A Beginner'...
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Thanks Rick, they did start a bit late, that was all. It was very enjoyable, now to sleep :)
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Would you like some balsamic vinegar with that?  The Effect of Expectations
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Procrastination and impulsivity:  two sides of a coin?http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407101718.htm
Procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, suggesting that the two traits stem from similar evolutionary origins, according to new research. The research indicates that the traits are related to our ability to successfully pursue and juggle goals.
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I'm not sure this is basically overconfidence, but 40,000 sports-related head and neck injuries annually makes it a big, growing problem that directly affects mostly younger people.   http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/with-the-thrills-come-extreme-risks/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
Overconfidence and a lack of training and a habit of not wearing safety gear, especially helmets, help cause more than 40,000 head and neck injuries nationally a year in sports like skateboarding.
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Dave, I see three areas to deal with: prevention, protection, and treatment and recovery.  I'm optimistic about air bag technology and sensors.  The behavioral problem may be the hardest one to solve.
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If you're registered for Dan's course, don't forget to check out the recommended reading list-- there are some interesting (or at least important) items.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/opinion/nocera-my-faith-based-retirement.html
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