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I want to know more about why people think and act the way they do.

Which field of study that best address this matter, And for the casual observer, what books would you recommend one to pick up?

just asking out the psychoanalysis and/or economics majors out there.

>> No.1111703

behavioral economics

>> No.1111712

>>1111703
any recommended books?

>> No.1111713

>psychoanalysis majors

wtf

>> No.1111719

characteristics?

>> No.1111723

>>1111712
Blink

>> No.1111726

>>1111713
phrasing error.

now shoo.

>> No.1111728

neuroscience is the answer, young jedi

>> No.1111745

From what I can tell, it's a massive field full of controversy.
Neuroscience, behavioral economics, biology, psychology, evolution.

Personally, I think a good introductory author is Stephen Pinker. His linguistics is solid. His theories blend evolutionary psychology with the computational theory of the mind, but he's not an "Evolutionary Psychologist" (big E big P), so he doesn't overdo the role of evolution. He states that evolution gave us highly adaptable brains, which I like because a lot of Evolutionary Psychologists (big E big P) get tripped up on genetic determinism. Try his book "How the Mind Works", or "The Stuff of Thought" if you're into psycholinguistics.

>> No.1111753

>>1111712
You could start with something like "Predictably Irrational" to get a taste.

>> No.1111760

Neuroscience or get the fuck out

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>>1111760
> implying neuroscience is anywhere near explaining behavior

>> No.1111798

more pop-cultury, but still offers good articles from time to time

http://youarenotsosmart.wordpress.com/

>> No.1111817

>>1111773
Ah, so you want to study a BS subject like psychology because neuro is too hard for you? faggot

>> No.1111854

>>1111817
>hard = rewarding

enjoy sucking on a million hard dicks, homo.

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>>1111854
liberal arts major DETECTED

hint: that BS does NOT stand for bachelor of science! :hint

>> No.1111877

>>1111817
Since everything is made of particles might as well just study physics, then. AKA: you're derping pretty hard.

>> No.1111882

check out daniel kahneman and amos tversky

>> No.1111898

>>1111877
Nope. You wouldn't be able to do shit if they put a brain in front of you and you were a physics major. Don't get me wrong, neuroscience requires quite a bit of physics, just nowhere near a straight up physics major. Same would happen if you try to put a mathematician in a medical enviorment, he will look like a fucking idiot.

Psychology is a bullshit field and psychologists are not real doctors. HTH.

>> No.1111902

almost every tendency or disposition humans have is a product of evolution's influence on us.

Wiki is a nice start I think
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_memory_biases

follow the links, sources, ideas, etc.

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>>1111854

>> No.1111909

arent there already enough tier-threads on this board why cant you leave innocent threads alone with your dick-measuring.

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>>1111872
>>1111817
>>1111760
please don't make me post this again.

>> No.1111918

>>1111911

wtf, I dont wear a goatee

>> No.1111924

>>1111898
>>1111872
>>1111760
I want to say Endowment Effect is in play here, but I hardly think any of you are neuroscientists.

>> No.1111925

>>1111693
>Obama toast
God damn, people are stupid. It's a face with a shaved head of hair. Big fucking deal, it's not a picture of Obama.

>> No.1111933

>>1111925
apophenia

>> No.1111935

Psychoanalysis is bullshit, invented by Freud who's theories are all 100% bullshit.

>> No.1111940

>>1111935
>implying you know modern psychoanalysis

>> No.1111949

>>1111693
Is that Mary Poppins burned on toast?

>> No.1111951

>>1111933
more like pareidolia

>> No.1111960

>>1111911
Really? an XKCD comic strip? a comic specifically made for math majors to feel better about themselves? Hahaha.

Math majors = code monkeys and actuaries.

Sorry timmy, differential algebra isn't going to relieve that patient on the SICU of the Hamartoma in his lungs :(

>> No.1111962

>>1111951
right, but subset of apophenia

>> No.1111965

>>1111949
i'm seeing princess leia. i dunno where they got obama from

>> No.1111974

>>1111965
>>1111949
>>1111925
you're all wrong

it's jesus.

>> No.1112559

I see a bald DJ

>> No.1112593

>>1111911
the inverse is arranged by relevance

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