Quirks of the human brain.

November 16th, 2007

Haven’t even read any of this yet, but I’m putting it in my “daily” Firefox bookmarks folder so it will open alongside Gmail etc. — that way I can read one or two of these each day.

Why We do Dumb or Irrational Things: 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies

This stuff fascinates me, and it’s come to fascinate me more as I’ve learned more about (1) the history of U.S. (and other countries’) foreign policy, and (2) the mechanisms of big business.  Just because an institutional edifice is big-‘n’-scary doesn’t mean the institution operates rationally.

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