“When we have an emotion, it takes over”

By Anna Portella “How many of you in the last month have not washed your hands when you left the bathroom?” with that question, behavioural economist Dan Ariely struck his audience’s weak point. He was in Groningen last month to give the lecture “The problem of self-control,” and during his hours long stay in the…

Dan Ariely discusses self-control in Groningen

By Anna Portella How many of you have exercised less than desired during the last month? The world is very good at tempting us and we are very good at failing. Or do you think that Dunkin Donut’s goal is to make you a healthy person in 30 years? Self-control, then, “is a huge problem,”…