The Art and Science of Self-control: How to Act in Your Long-Term Best Interests
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Noon, Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum; book signing to follow
Why do we promise ourselves to skip the chocolate cake, only to change course once the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together?
Ariely, a New York Times multiple best-seller and popular TED presenter, attempts to expose our blind spots and demonstrate how often “common wisdom” fails us, so that we can live more sensible lives.
Join for a free lecture on the surprising science of behavior change and how to outsmart yourself to a healthier, wealthier, and happier outlook.
Partners for this program include the Washington University Assembly Series and the School of Law’s Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series.
Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight, among other roles.