Humans are good. Certain situations, however, tempt us to act without integrity. Behavioral scientist Nina Mazar explains in her ted talk how circumstances can be changed. In January 2018 Mazar will be speaking at the GDI.
- Many people are in favour of organ donations – but few actually register.
- Many people wouldn’t steal – a 20 dollar bill though, found on the street, is stuffed right into their pockets.
- Many people wouldn’t cheat – but try to keep their taxes low by not listing all assets.
To Nina Mazar behaving upon one’s own values is similar to behaving authentic. But how can people be encouraged to behave more authentically?
A possible solution would be to address people personally, as this would make a topic concrete and self-relevant. A personal approach would make people stop and think. Mazar claims that a brief pause would help to become aware of one’s own values and therefore would increase the probability of acting accordingly.
On 25 January 2018, Nina Mazar will be speaking at the Academy of Behavioral Economics in the GDI together with world-renowned behavioral economists Dan Ariely and Shlomo Benartzi. Register now!