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TED Talk – Why Cheat?

In Christian Education, Life and living on 29 April 09 at 1:33 pm

Having recently discovered how easy it is to put TED talks into this blog, I am likely to include more of them. This talk is about reasons for cheating. Dan Ariely uncovers and unpacks cheating psychology related to Enron and Stockmarket cheats. From my perspective this provides more evidence for Christian Education — consider Dan’s comments about the tests he does using the Ten Commandments.

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TED Talk – Decision Making and Expected Value

In Ed Does Math, Life and living on 29 April 09 at 1:11 pm

A talk by Harvard Psychologist, Dan Gilbert about how we make flawed decisions. Dan demonstrated, with a number of great examples, how we fail to follow Bernoulli’s equation for expected value.