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A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior

 with  Dan Ariely
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#1 in Subjects > Social Sciences
#1 in Subjects > Social Sciences > Psychology

This course will draw heavily on my own research, and pulls largely from my three books: Predictably Irrational (2008), The Upside of Irrationality (2010), and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty (2012). We will examine topics such as our “irrational” patterns of thinking about money and investments, how expectations shape perception, economic and psychological analyses of dishonesty by honest people, how social and financial incentives work together (or against each other) in labor, how self-control comes into play with decision making, and how emotion (rather than cognition) can have a large impact on economic decisions. This highly interdisciplinary course will be relevant to all human beings.

The goals of this class:
  1. Introduce you to the range of cases where people (consumers, investors, managers, friends, significant others, and even you) might make decisions that are inconsistent with standard economic theory and the assumptions of rational decision making. This is the lens of behavioral economics.
  2. Help you think creatively about the applications of behavioral economics to the development of new products, technologies and public policy, and to understand how business and social policy strategies could be modified with a deeper understanding of the effects these principles have on all of us.

Syllabus

There are two tracks that you can take to receive a Statement of Accomplishment for this course. For each track, you will need to earn a grade of 85% or above, but your path toward that grade will be different under each track.

Normal
50% Lecture Quizzes
50% Final Exam

Distinction
 20% Reading Quizzes
 20% Lecture Quizzes
 30% Final Exam
 15% "Solve a Problem" Writing Assignment
 15% "Design an Experiment" Writing Assignment
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Subject Psychology
Institution Duke University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Certificate Available
Hours 7-11 hours a week
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2 years ago
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Anonymous audited this course.
Unfortunately, this course was removed permanently from Coursera. I don't know the reason, but it is not on the list anymore.

I hope it will be repeated, but I doubt... :(
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2 years ago
Ramnath R completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I am a student interested in the field of humanities and took this course during my free time and I have to say it was one of the most rewarding experiences. The course is well-structured and planned- no hiccups on that front. All the course materials are relevant, thorough and interesting with real life illustrations Read More
I am a student interested in the field of humanities and took this course during my free time and I have to say it was one of the most rewarding experiences. The course is well-structured and planned- no hiccups on that front. All the course materials are relevant, thorough and interesting with real life illustrations and applications. The course instructor Dan Ariely needs no introduction and is one of the most promiment authorities in the field of behavioural economics. Though this course is founded on economic principles, it is very much related to fields such as psychology and human behaviour.

The course is structured in such a way that you have to watch a bunch of videos and complete a few readings every week before taking the weekly quizzes. The weekly quizzes, a mid-course written assignment (a very interesting one!) and the end-of-course quizzes are all mandatory if you want to take a shot at the certificate of accomplishment. The course also provides loads of recommended readings that you can delve into if you are interested deeply in the subject. I took all the mandatory assignments seriously and the learning experience was highly enriching. After taking this course, I have become a regular follower of articles online on behavioural sciences and above anything else, I find myself relating to and applying the concepts that I learnt in this course in my day-to-day life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was an Excellent course both from the perspective of content and presentation. The course will reveal flaws in basic human intuitions and will likely change the way You view the world. Thus it should be interesting for a broad audience. Additionally it provdies You with some basic mechanisms how to compensate for t Read More
It was an Excellent course both from the perspective of content and presentation.

The course will reveal flaws in basic human intuitions and will likely change the way You view the world. Thus it should be interesting for a broad audience. Additionally it provdies You with some basic mechanisms how to compensate for those flaws and links You with a lot of related research. In fact I have joined twitter specifically to follow the latest research in Professors Ariely group in general and Behavioural Economy in particular.

The Lecturer made an effort to present the material in a light weight and entertaining way, yet provided lot additional material in forms of readings, recommended readings, guest lectures for people interested in more in depth study. The office hours very used well to react on student opinions and provided a connection of the discussed principles to daily life problems (office hours from the last Year were also provided).

The student community was very nice and active, both in the discussions groups and Facebook page of the group.

The course also comes with a distinction track, in which students can propose a solution to a problem and design an experiment, both of which are peer reviewed. I haven't participated in the distinction track but I believe it would be very rewarding, albeit also quite time consuming.
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Anonymous completed this course.
didn't expect an online course to change the way I think, but this course was that good. The video lectures are engaging, because Ariely is a dynamic speaker who's clearly passionate about behavioral economics and then on top of that silly cartoons, graphics and photos make the videos stand out among the MOOC crowd of Read More
didn't expect an online course to change the way I think, but this course was that good. The video lectures are engaging, because Ariely is a dynamic speaker who's clearly passionate about behavioral economics and then on top of that silly cartoons, graphics and photos make the videos stand out among the MOOC crowd of talking heads with powerpoint. The lectures also fleshed out complex concepts and invited you to read more.

I didn't expect to do any of the reading, which was for a certificate of distinction, but I ended up reading most of it and taking the reading quizzes. Ariely also provided a lot of extra videos and quizzes. I'm now a participant in Ariely's research app. Ariely successfully harnessed my irrational side and I feel a sense of debt and gratitude to a person I've never met or even engaged with online.
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4 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I love this course. I learned a lot of new and amazing things in the course. The video lectures were of great quality. I found it very easy to follow the video lectures. The professor made them amazingly simple and easy to understand even for a person who is not good at English like me. But it was very hard for me when Read More
I love this course. I learned a lot of new and amazing things in the course. The video lectures were of great quality. I found it very easy to follow the video lectures. The professor made them amazingly simple and easy to understand even for a person who is not good at English like me. But it was very hard for me when it came to reading. There were a lot of required reading materials and they were too academic for me. :) The writing assignment was evaluated by 3 peers and was worth 1/3 of the final grade. That seemed to be a problem for some students as they suffered from unfair grading. But that could be changed in the future as students have made many suggestions to improve it.
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Olena Bosenok completed this course.
This course is the most entertaining of all coursera courses I've taken. The lectures are brilliant -- full of jokes, animation, and funny examples. My favorite one is Eve's (Adam&Eve) problem with self-control. " Q.: Would you sacrifice eternity for an apple in the Garden of Eden? A: Depends on how hungry Read More
This course is the most entertaining of all coursera courses I've taken. The lectures are brilliant -- full of jokes, animation, and funny examples. My favorite one is Eve's (Adam&Eve) problem with self-control. "

Q.: Would you sacrifice eternity for an apple in the Garden of Eden?

A: Depends on how hungry you are" :))

This course explores consumer's psychology in non-traditional way. Thanks to in-video real time surveys I discovered that l'm as irrational as it gets and so are most of my classmates :) and started inventing motivational tricks to deal with my irrationally.

There were few things I didn't like about this course though : some of the solutions that were offered in the guest lecturers' studies seemed unethical (lottery as a motivation) to me, in the hotel study the numbers were just made up, and even if there was an observed correlation, but was it a causation? How scalable are these solutions?

I agree with previous reviewer that it's not easy to get a certificate : weekly lecture quizzes (15 to 20 questions) + quizzes on reading material (5 research papers up to 125 p. long) + writing assignment + exam. In addition, there were tons of optional hangouts, announcements, groups, discussions, videos, assignments, and surveys to catch up with...

Anyway, here is a great collection of Dan's talks http://www.pearltrees.com/#/N-play=2&N-p=72962712&N-s=1_7614268&N-u=1_850581&N-fa=6354390&N-f=1_7614268 "ask-arielly"blog is great toohttp://danariely.com/tag/ask-ariely/,

and the books http://www.amazon.com/Dan-Ariely/e/B001J93B34/
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3 years ago
Adelyne Chan completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I loved this course, the various topics selected for discussion were interesting and Prof Ariely has a very humorous way of keeping the audience engaged and interested. There is also a distinction track for those interested to take part in more activities such as the writing exercise and reading assignments, and also a normal track for those who just wish to follow the course. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was my first MOOC. I found Dan Ariely to be a very persuasive and engaging speaker and a great introduction to behavioral economics. I found the course guidelines on workload understated the workload. I was aiming for the Statement of Completion with distinction, which is the "highest" workload path. The Read More
This was my first MOOC. I found Dan Ariely to be a very persuasive and engaging speaker and a great introduction to behavioral economics. I found the course guidelines on workload understated the workload. I was aiming for the Statement of Completion with distinction, which is the "highest" workload path. There is a pre-course week and I spent an average of 11 hours/week to cover the required material (lectures, quizes, reading, videos). It took me another 9 hours/week average to cover off work involved in the additional 2 written assignments revision and exam for the distinction path. I never did get to read the optional material. On reflection, I probably spent more time than necessary coming up to speed with research writing techniques and experiment design to support the two written assignments.

I have learned an extraordinary amount and I value that learning. The Coursera MOOC works very well. Dan and Aline provide great seed material to kick off classes and support students. The Community TA's work very well. There were no technical glitches accessing material from Australia.

I recommend this course to all- just allocate enough time to cover it at the level that suits your objectives.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very well-organized course. I enjoyed it very much.
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behavioural psychology has always been a subject of my interest but this was for the first time I have pursued it to this level of depth. This course if one of the bestest courses I have ever ever taken. I am not only in love with this subject but I love the whole team that has worked to make it fun to learn and compre Read More
behavioural psychology has always been a subject of my interest but this was for the first time I have pursued it to this level of depth. This course if one of the bestest courses I have ever ever taken. I am not only in love with this subject but I love the whole team that has worked to make it fun to learn and comprehend the more challenging aspects. I loved the animations, the involvement of the team to break the monotony, the creative cartoonings, the content, delivery, Dan, his jokes, his kids, the change of settings, the readings, procrastination alerts ...pretty much everything. One thing I did not like was the deadlines (even though I do believe that the team had good reasons to keep them so close) but it would really help to space them out a bit to be fair to people who are travelling, sometimes we fall sick...a lot happens during the week and it is not always possible to devote time to a course despite high interest. Personally, I would have loved to get more time to read all the reading material! Sometimes, I just ended up reading only to complete the assignments, which I feel affected the quality of my learning.
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B Mohan Kumar completed this course.
A brilliant course. More needed from the same. Prof
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Anonymous completed this course.
hat is more important for human being than understanding causes of his own actions as well as others? This class hopefully make you aware of probable reasons of someone irrational behavior and you'll be less stressed about it. The quality is extraordinary. Dan is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Videos consists Read More
hat is more important for human being than understanding causes of his own actions as well as others? This class hopefully make you aware of probable reasons of someone irrational behavior and you'll be less stressed about it.

The quality is extraordinary. Dan is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Videos consists of Dan explanations and lots of figures and even cartoons. The team put a lot of work into preparing materials and making things easy to understand.

As the Dan's explanations are straightforward and colorful there is a quite high bar for passing the course (85%).

I've chosen a path with distinction, so I had to read additionally about 4-5 scientific papers (which was really fun!) and finish two additional writing assignments (solving real life problem and designing an experiment). Dan exactly knew what he is doing making it so hard (you'll get it when learn about IKEA effect and cognitive dissonance). I feel really good about myself after finishing the course! I would definitely do it again, and waiting for an advanced course :-)
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, great 1st experience with an online course. Recommended for anyone interested in the material. Accessible to high school level students and beyond. Prof did a good job of presenting the material, providing extras, and giving opportunities to feel involved (tough trick for a MOCC) Summary My background Read More
Great course, great 1st experience with an online course.

Recommended for anyone interested in the material. Accessible to high school level students and beyond.

Prof did a good job of presenting the material, providing extras, and giving opportunities to feel involved (tough trick for a MOCC)

Summary

My background - read 2 of prof's books already; engineering background (so reading research papers wasn't new or challenging)

Readings - interesting and mostly very accessible (I have a science background, so research papers are easy reads for me).

Lectures - engaging and fun

Extras - guest lectures, additional reading, chance to participate in research, debate among the academic leaders ... pretty over-the-top for a free online course

Quizzes - perfect tool for learning and retaining material covered

Final - not challenging ... exactly what you'd think given the online format

Assignments - reasonably good for getting students to actively apply course materials ... definitely limitations because of online format
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Bart completed this course.
I read one of his books a while ago and was a little bit put off by the tone in which he preached his knowledge. This course is even worse for me. I am questioning his research from a statistical perspective, but my main gripe is more of a subjective nature. It is the way Dan Ariely presents himself and his ideas. Good Read More
I read one of his books a while ago and was a little bit put off by the tone in which he preached his knowledge. This course is even worse for me. I am questioning his research from a statistical perspective, but my main gripe is more of a subjective nature. It is the way Dan Ariely presents himself and his ideas. Good science is not a popularity contest. I guess if you like his style as a platform for presenting ideas, than you'd have less difficulty finishing the course than I do.

As far as the content goes, the way Dan Ariely blatantly presents most of his inferences and conclusions as a matter of fact as opposed to possible models given the circumstances of measurement is just wrong. Before you know it you believe it ;)

Read Daniel Kahneman's Thinking fast and slow for a tad less pedantic and more professional overview of many of the same ideas.

PS: I didn't go for the "with Distinction" track, so statements above is just about Ariely's lectures and not the reading assignments.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The standard certificate is super-easy to get in terms of time and difficulty: you need to watch less than 1h of videos and answer 15 easy questions per week (you can repeat the quizzes up to 15 times!) and an easy final exam of 2 parts of 30 questions. The distinction certificate is also easy to get but much more time Read More
The standard certificate is super-easy to get in terms of time and difficulty: you need to watch less than 1h of videos and answer 15 easy questions per week (you can repeat the quizzes up to 15 times!) and an easy final exam of 2 parts of 30 questions. The distinction certificate is also easy to get but much more time consuming: same workload than regular certificate plus ~5 papers to read per week (10 questions about the papers) plus 2 written assignments (+ grade 5 other people's text per assignment).

In general is pretty easy but you need to be up to date. The due dates for the quizzes and assignments are strict and you need, at least, an 85% of points to get the certificate. That means that if you missed the due date for one quizz you really have a narrow error margin left. Provably the only thing I would change from the course it would be to ask more conceptually difficult questions and leave more margin to answer the quizzes.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course was magnificent , the teacher very very good , and also the staff . Compared to other courses is superior because it provides a lot of material on the subject and makes greater use of films, drawings , diagrams and excellent slides . Many excellent opportunities to explore the topic ( I personally buy the la Read More
The course was magnificent , the teacher very very good , and also the staff . Compared to other courses is superior because it provides a lot of material on the subject and makes greater use of films, drawings , diagrams and excellent slides . Many excellent opportunities to explore the topic ( I personally buy the latest book by Dan ) . Very useful and beautiful external interviews , the " Special Guest " and also " Office Hours" that have only a few courses and not so well. Dan Ariely has done a great job and I think his commitment , as well as that of the staff, it was huge and it seems to me just thank him only in this way [the only other form that came to mind was to join the his initiative on Kickstarter Campaign for ( Dis ) Honesty : The Truth About Lies https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1501481976/dishonesty-a-documentary-feature-film and invite all those who appreciated his commitment to do so ]
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Anonymous completed this course.
I took this course in Spring 2013 and was disappointed that I didn't score highly enough to earn a certificate then. (I was just a point or two away from it!) I was determined to get the certificate the next time it was offered, which was this spring, and I went for the simpler certificate as opposed to the certificate Read More
I took this course in Spring 2013 and was disappointed that I didn't score highly enough to earn a certificate then. (I was just a point or two away from it!) I was determined to get the certificate the next time it was offered, which was this spring, and I went for the simpler certificate as opposed to the certificate of distinction. This is possibly the best course I've ever taken of any kind. The course material is amazing, Dan Ariely is a tremendous presenter, and the videos were superbly designed and developed. (I'm an instructional designer and using ideas from the videos for some videos I'm doing for a course.) I learned a ton, and watching the video lectures the second time helped things sink in, so I can't complain about taking the course twice. Thanks, Dan Ariely and the rest of the development team!
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Anonymous completed this course.
:-) my vote: **** of ***** positive: teacher: very congenial presentation: very professional, entertaining, rich in content; nice design content: interesting , fascinating, descriptive examples a little negative: office-ours: sometime too long-winded, sometime too private/casual questions/quizzes: sometimes bori Read More
:-) my vote: **** of *****

positive:

teacher: very congenial

presentation: very professional, entertaining, rich in content; nice design

content: interesting , fascinating, descriptive examples

a little negative:

office-ours: sometime too long-winded, sometime too private/casual

questions/quizzes: sometimes boring/ too ironic

- optimal for target group “beginners”

- probably disappointing for target group “advanced” (just to found their knowledge or to enjoy Dan`s presentation)

- suggestion for the next course: a short subsumption with short bullets at the end of a lecture (verbal + written)

- my personal recommended additional support: Dan Ariely`s book “Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts (sorry, don`t know the original caption). I will read more, in any case!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had already read the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.. so i knew this would be an interesting course. This also meant that i knew about many of the topics beforehand. The course is different in how friendly everything was, of course Dan knows how to persuade and make us get pleasant feelings from the cours Read More
I had already read the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.. so i knew this would be an interesting course. This also meant that i knew about many of the topics beforehand.

The course is different in how friendly everything was, of course Dan knows how to persuade and make us get pleasant feelings from the course. I was actually excited to listen to the lectures, and to relate to things in everyday life. I even watched all the office hours (i never did this for any online course before)

The assignments have been wonderful, i liked the idea. They might seem a bit hard at first, but once you finish them you feel good about yourself, and you learn something.

One of the best online courses i encountered, i think i can rank it at the top 2 of the 12 online courses i took so far.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I got BA in Economics and MBA. Therefore, I was familiar with economics before taking this class. However, behavioral economics is new to me. And the name of the course attracted me, so I read about it and decided to take it. I was very excited to start this course because of the new subject and also because it was my Read More
I got BA in Economics and MBA. Therefore, I was familiar with economics before taking this class. However, behavioral economics is new to me. And the name of the course attracted me, so I read about it and decided to take it. I was very excited to start this course because of the new subject and also because it was my first online course. I was very pleased with this class. Every week after reading and watching the video lectures, I would share with my friends and family all the interesting things I've learned or found out. The videos were fun, readings were new with all the research done. It was challenging too with 2 papers to write. I enjoyed it a lot. I hope Dan and his team continue this course as I beleive there's a lot for people to learn from them! Thank you!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an absolutely fascinating course led by a a fantastic Professor (Dan Ariely). The videos are exceptionally well produced and engaging throughout. While the scholarly nature of some of the required reading might put some people off it's well worth persevering with. The staff and TAs in the forums do everything t Read More
This is an absolutely fascinating course led by a a fantastic Professor (Dan Ariely). The videos are exceptionally well produced and engaging throughout. While the scholarly nature of some of the required reading might put some people off it's well worth persevering with. The staff and TAs in the forums do everything they can to support you and while the course continually challenges you, it never overwhelms you.

The subject material is utterly fascinating and in an area that is becoming ever more important. As the world becomes ever more complicated, it's important we understand the factors that drive our decision making processes and how we can make better use of them to benefit ourselves and others.

I cannot recommend this course highly enough!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed taking this class and recommend it for anyone who is interested in social economics. I had read all of Dr. Ariely's books previously, as well as, other books on the subject and found the pace of the class and the material to be very manageable. The readings were pretty hard-core academic, but the quizzes were Read More
I enjoyed taking this class and recommend it for anyone who is interested in social economics. I had read all of Dr. Ariely's books previously, as well as, other books on the subject and found the pace of the class and the material to be very manageable. The readings were pretty hard-core academic, but the quizzes were not difficult. I was able to ace many of them without doing the readings. I don't say that to brag, but to point out that the quizzes just weren't that challenging. I did not do any of the writing assignments for the class and regret not doing it. I think it would have made the class even better for me. To cut off the rambling and sum up, Dr. Ariely has done some fascinating research and this is a great way to learn about it form him.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I was not very knowledgeable about Irrational Behavior especially related to economics. This course is so funny, and interesting, it is the course with the quote "learn with pleasure". There has been a long time I wasn't bored in a course. Usually professors are talking and explaining things, and that is ni Read More
I was not very knowledgeable about Irrational Behavior especially related to economics.

This course is so funny, and interesting, it is the course with the quote "learn with pleasure". There has been a long time I wasn't bored in a course. Usually professors are talking and explaining things, and that is nice of them, but you are about to sleep while they are talking, especially if it is a virtual course. With this course, it was far to be the case.

I liked the mood of the course, the respect that the professor show to his virtual students, by explaining things, by not annoying us. It is an intelligent way to present courses. I liked the quizzes during the lecture. I would be pleasured to repeat this course the next year.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan is a fantastic lecturer and a grand personality. BGIB was the first Coursera course I ever took. I did not successful complete it b/c I didn't understand how to use the site and find the assignments. I retook it this year and completed it with distinction. It was shorter and included less material. I can only assum Read More
Dan is a fantastic lecturer and a grand personality. BGIB was the first Coursera course I ever took. I did not successful complete it b/c I didn't understand how to use the site and find the assignments. I retook it this year and completed it with distinction. It was shorter and included less material. I can only assume that was b/c the class was sooooo much work for them all last year. This year was easier but no less fun. I was disappointed with the wording of the SOA, it seemed to mock the whole endeavour, but the information from the course and the interaction with classmates were wonderful. I highly recommend BGIB! Just don't believe Dan when he promises a cert you'll be proud to show your friends.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Overall the course is awesome and just fun to take. It helps you to understand more of your own behavior, what kind of tricks you can use to motivate yourself (and others, might be team members, family, friends, etc.) and keep you going or to spend your money more "rationally" or to reflect on how you see sex Read More
Overall the course is awesome and just fun to take. It helps you to understand more of your own behavior, what kind of tricks you can use to motivate yourself (and others, might be team members, family, friends, etc.) and keep you going or to spend your money more "rationally" or to reflect on how you see sex and much more... and of course, it also gives you a lot of information to understand others and get the best out of them.

* 3 to 4 hours (maybe less) is just the time you need to keep on track but it's a lot more profitable if you can get an extra couple of hours to engage in additional (optional) content and spaces (like forums).

** The course is AWESOME!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I greatly enjoyed this class but at times it became overwhelming and it is hard to endure if this is your first step into world econ classes or any behavior studies course. I became flustered with the amount of reading very early on as some weeks there are 6 papers and some are 40+ pages. As someone with dyslexia I can Read More
I greatly enjoyed this class but at times it became overwhelming and it is hard to endure if this is your first step into world econ classes or any behavior studies course. I became flustered with the amount of reading very early on as some weeks there are 6 papers and some are 40+ pages. As someone with dyslexia I can assure you there were many times I threw my hands up and said I was done! I wanted to drop this class several times but did not and passed with a relatively high grade. I did take a lot away from this class! But if you take anything from this review, make sure you have way more time then they recommend if you dare to take this class and go for distinction!
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Anonymous completed this course.
A very informative class. It is fun to listen to Professor Dan, and the course is extremely useful to understand our own irrational behavior and a lot of other useful things. This course has certainly helped me a lot. I've used some lessons I learned from this course in my real life, and it has helped me work towards Read More
A very informative class. It is fun to listen to Professor Dan, and the course is extremely useful to understand our own irrational behavior and a lot of other useful things.

This course has certainly helped me a lot. I've used some lessons I learned from this course in my real life, and it has helped me work towards my long term goals (especially reward substitution and ulysses contracts).

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about themselves and human nature in general, all the biases we have, how we can identify them, and systematically reduce their effects on our lives.

Thank you Professor Dan for this wonderful course!
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One of the best online course I've had so far. High quality production and video lectures, guest lecturers, office hours, very interesting readings, engaging assignments and surveys, and most importantly all study material perfectly well-organized and balanced. Prof. Dan Ariely is very engaging and fun and can tell and Read More
One of the best online course I've had so far. High quality production and video lectures, guest lecturers, office hours, very interesting readings, engaging assignments and surveys, and most importantly all study material perfectly well-organized and balanced. Prof. Dan Ariely is very engaging and fun and can tell and explain complicated concepts in easy and interesting way. Also TAs and staff are very professional and helpful. I really hope one day an "Advanced guide" will be released, and that a Signature Track for this course will be available. If you have time, invest on it because you can learn many things you can also apply in your everyday life. GL
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Anonymous completed this course.
Behavior economics are rare enough in and off itself, so to find one being offered online (and on coursera no less) really surprised me. Dan Ariely is a famous author in this field, and his presentation of the course material does not disappoint. A lot of visual aids and videos are used throughout to enhance understand Read More
Behavior economics are rare enough in and off itself, so to find one being offered online (and on coursera no less) really surprised me. Dan Ariely is a famous author in this field, and his presentation of the course material does not disappoint. A lot of visual aids and videos are used throughout to enhance understanding of the concept presented, and the course features guest speakers like Daniel Khannemann. One warning... taking this course entails challenging and being convinced that what you think is your economic (and other) behaviors may not be right. Workload is not heavy, which make the class less stressful. I hope they open another one.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is an amazing course due to Prof. Ariely speaker capabilities and the inclusiveness that the course has towards its online students. The "bad" part is that, although it's stated as "a geinner's course" -and in fact it is-, at no moment it states in which it differentiates from economic mainstrea Read More
It is an amazing course due to Prof. Ariely speaker capabilities and the inclusiveness that the course has towards its online students.

The "bad" part is that, although it's stated as "a geinner's course" -and in fact it is-, at no moment it states in which it differentiates from economic mainstream theory (neoclassical) or tell us the limits of the basic approach of in-lab experiments in the social sciences.

Thus it is an amazing course, some of the students might drop because of this little things. It can be improved there -by just adding one more lecturing-week.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have just finished this course and I am absolutely impressed by it. Every subject and every single detail in them was of extreme interest for me. Dan Ariely is a great communicator, supported by a very proffesional team and classes are amazingly well developed (the use of images, videos and quizzes make them enterta Read More
I have just finished this course and I am absolutely impressed by it. Every subject and every single detail in them was of extreme interest for me.

Dan Ariely is a great communicator, supported by a very proffesional team and classes are amazingly well developed (the use of images, videos and quizzes make them entertaining and easy).

It may sound exaggerated, but I would say this course changed my life. I am not only meaning that I now observe human behavior with different eyes (I do), but I am also considering to reinvent my career (which is currently far from behavioral economics).
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have taken other MOOCs in the past, and every school has a different idea of their role in the future of education. While some courses are little more than glorified Powerpoint presentations, this particular class was about as close to a legitimate, for credit class as it could get in an online format! Dan Ariely is Read More
I have taken other MOOCs in the past, and every school has a different idea of their role in the future of education. While some courses are little more than glorified Powerpoint presentations, this particular class was about as close to a legitimate, for credit class as it could get in an online format!

Dan Ariely is a wealth of knowledge on the topic of human behavior and a charming, charismatic teacher. All of the hours spent on this course were absolutely worth it! I'm only sad it's over, but I will keep my fingers crossed for an advanced class, in the future!
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Anonymous completed this course.
excellent classes: - good communication between teachers and students, Prof. holds online seminar answer students' questions and the Forum is very active with helpful TA - great free reading materials - challenging course-works and exams to get a certificates - English subtitles for non-English speaking students ( Read More
excellent classes:

- good communication between teachers and students, Prof. holds online seminar answer students' questions and the Forum is very active with helpful TA

- great free reading materials

- challenging course-works and exams to get a certificates

- English subtitles for non-English speaking students (very important for non-psychology background & speak English as 2nd language student)

I took this course in the 4th week and (regretfully) can not get a certificate. I will definitely take it again for the certificate :)
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr Ariely is engaging and challenges the student to think about environment, behavior and the mindless choices we make everyday. He teaches us to question ourselves and shows us how to improve choices that affect outcomes in our lives. Even though the material is excellent, the estimated time it takes to listen to vide Read More
Dr Ariely is engaging and challenges the student to think about environment, behavior and the mindless choices we make everyday. He teaches us to question ourselves and shows us how to improve choices that affect outcomes in our lives. Even though the material is excellent, the estimated time it takes to listen to videos, extra videos such as "office hours" and the reading can be quite extensive. Be prepared to spend time... a lot of time if you would like to get all you can out of the class. This class is definitely worth taking.
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David Andrusko completed this course.
I liked the class a lot. Not only is doing this course a much better option than vegging out in front of the TV watching HBO, but all the readings, examples and research demonstrated in the class will definitely help you make wiser decisions in the future as well as further your career. Understanding your colleagues' Read More
I liked the class a lot. Not only is doing this course a much better option than vegging out in front of the TV watching HBO, but all the readings, examples and research demonstrated in the class will definitely help you make wiser decisions in the future as well as further your career.

Understanding your colleagues' and clients' thinking a little bit more is crucial. The class will help you learn about motivation, the psychology of money, emotions and making decisions in life. I will definitely take it again, if there is such an opportunity.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I was thoroughly engaged in the class from beginning to end. Although behavioral economics is certainly not my area (I am an education and training director at a community rehabilitation facility), I have gained much very knowledge that will help me with problems I face at work. Dr. Ariely is an especially good person Read More
I was thoroughly engaged in the class from beginning to end. Although behavioral economics is certainly not my area (I am an education and training director at a community rehabilitation facility), I have gained much very knowledge that will help me with problems I face at work. Dr. Ariely is an especially good person for an online course; he understands how to explain sometimes difficult concepts in a way to reach a wide range of students with very different experiences. I hope he offers another online class. I would sign up immediately.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I watched all the lectures and read most of the required reading materials. I found the content very approachable, though the reading was a little harder because it consisted of papers presenting research results related to the video lectures. I took all the quizzes and the final exam but did not attempt any of the mor Read More
I watched all the lectures and read most of the required reading materials. I found the content very approachable, though the reading was a little harder because it consisted of papers presenting research results related to the video lectures. I took all the quizzes and the final exam but did not attempt any of the more involved projects; I liked that I could be more or less involved in the class and still consider it a success. I learned a lot from the class and enjoyed the whole experience. I highly recommend this class.
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Stephanie Suzanne Duplin completed this course.
Bought his books, although as wonderful as they are, resulted in lectures that are right out of his books. So you don't really need the books, and they are available online. He does draw his students in with his style of lecture and presentation. I was unable to finish, and read so many research articles to get as far Read More
Bought his books, although as wonderful as they are, resulted in lectures that are right out of his books. So you don't really need the books, and they are available online. He does draw his students in with his style of lecture and presentation. I was unable to finish, and read so many research articles to get as far as I did go, I'm not sure I want to redo this class for a certificate (free then) or whatever is offered. It is a lot of work, but I am a very slow reader compared to many in these higher education MOOCs.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I loved this class from the very beginning. I may be biased due to my fascination for Behavioural Economics in general, however I believe Dan and his team did a fantastic job. They have been great in 1) providing content which is easy to follow and yet based on scientific research 2) making the experience very pleasura Read More
I loved this class from the very beginning. I may be biased due to my fascination for Behavioural Economics in general, however I believe Dan and his team did a fantastic job. They have been great in 1) providing content which is easy to follow and yet based on scientific research 2) making the experience very pleasurable with a friendly approach, captivating jokes and interesting debates 3) stir the Fora conversations in interesting directions. I will probably attend this course again in the future. It si that good.
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Anonymous completed this course.
What can one say about this course? It was a fantastic experience, eye-opening, mind-widening, and rather enjoyable. Okay, the level was high enough, especially if someone was interested in getting the Distinction Certificate, but this was also part of the whole package. I don't like "half things" and this co Read More
What can one say about this course? It was a fantastic experience, eye-opening, mind-widening, and rather enjoyable. Okay, the level was high enough, especially if someone was interested in getting the Distinction Certificate, but this was also part of the whole package. I don't like "half things" and this course was really excellent both as a whole and in all its parts.

Thank you, Professor Ariely, for taking the time, energy, and ressources to create it and give a part of yourself in it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Absolutely outstanding! For the first time I actually re-watched a few classes and saved all videos in hope of watching it again in a few years as a refreshment. Had I attended this course before, it would have saved me years of research and studies trying to gain understanding and depth in the field of economy, market Read More
Absolutely outstanding! For the first time I actually re-watched a few classes and saved all videos in hope of watching it again in a few years as a refreshment. Had I attended this course before, it would have saved me years of research and studies trying to gain understanding and depth in the field of economy, marketing and psychology. Incredibly value adding to any marketing professional, psychologist, managers and enriching to any individual personally.

Thank you, Ariely for this "gift"!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is the first MOOC that I have participated in. I had no prior experience in this subject, but the videos were really accessible and fun and so lack of previous knowledge did not hinder my progress. I found the course fascinating and it genuinely has had a huge impact on my life as I now have more awareness and und Read More
This is the first MOOC that I have participated in. I had no prior experience in this subject, but the videos were really accessible and fun and so lack of previous knowledge did not hinder my progress. I found the course fascinating and it genuinely has had a huge impact on my life as I now have more awareness and understanding of why I do what I do (and also why others do what they do!) and I can apply the knowledge I have gained to improve my circumstances. I highly recommend this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had no previous experience on the subject just a huge curiosity! I loved it! It's really well presented, Dan'a a brilliant "entertainer" - makes video watching easy and pleasant. The course has several tests that makes us test and solidify our understanding. I do recommend it to anyone who has an economic Read More
I had no previous experience on the subject just a huge curiosity!

I loved it! It's really well presented, Dan'a a brilliant "entertainer" - makes video watching easy and pleasant. The course has several tests that makes us test and solidify our understanding.

I do recommend it to anyone who has an economic background and/or curiosity for Human Behaviour.

Only one little detail: if the learner's English level is low-ish, the course will be quite difficult to follow…
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fascinating course and it's very well orchestrated with lecture videos, quizzes, readings, office hours, discussions, and "further readings." The instructor is brilliant and always fun and engaging. Passion for the topic is everwhere because the classmates dig in and enjoy themselves. I don't think Read More
This is a fascinating course and it's very well orchestrated with lecture videos, quizzes, readings, office hours, discussions, and "further readings." The instructor is brilliant and always fun and engaging. Passion for the topic is everwhere because the classmates dig in and enjoy themselves. I don't think I would ever change a thing about this course! I hope it remains fresh and vibrant every time it is taught, and doesn't dwindle into "reruns" every year.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was a great course. Dan Ariely is really a leading expert in his field of behavioral economics and the course covered a wide variety of material in considerable detail in a short 6 week period. The course was also a lot of fun - Dan told a lot of jokes and he had a good number of guest speakers - which made it rea Read More
This was a great course. Dan Ariely is really a leading expert in his field of behavioral economics and the course covered a wide variety of material in considerable detail in a short 6 week period. The course was also a lot of fun - Dan told a lot of jokes and he had a good number of guest speakers - which made it really varied and engaging. I would strongly recommend this course to people interested in the topic of how and why people are not always rational.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was my first online course, and I loved it. As an engineer, I found these studies on the human condition fascinating and find myself walking into stores saying "the marketers want me to buy that item." The course has made me think about everything from public policy, to cheating, to emotion to "anch Read More
This was my first online course, and I loved it. As an engineer, I found these studies on the human condition fascinating and find myself walking into stores saying "the marketers want me to buy that item." The course has made me think about everything from public policy, to cheating, to emotion to "anchoring" and "priming" very differently. I even utilize Dan's advice about course evaluations now, and seemingly, it works!
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ekfrasi completed this course.
I took the course judging just from the title. I had (and still) no idea about economics. That's not what it is about. It's about LIFE. It's about how we all think, how we make decisions, how we live. It's mind blowing and has concepts that will make you think! Dan is a joy to hear and makes it even better. Humor, fun Read More
I took the course judging just from the title. I had (and still) no idea about economics. That's not what it is about. It's about LIFE. It's about how we all think, how we make decisions, how we live. It's mind blowing and has concepts that will make you think!

Dan is a joy to hear and makes it even better. Humor, fun and practical above all.

I do not have enough word (in English) to describe and rate it, so I'll say something in Greek = teleio = perfect
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Anonymous completed this course.
STELLAR. Professor Dan Ariely is an excellent lecturer, obviously passionate about conveying important concepts in behavioural economics to be accessible to a large audience. Readings were appropriate for university-level study, but overall, the quizzes and lectures were intended to be entertaining, informative, and ag Read More
STELLAR. Professor Dan Ariely is an excellent lecturer, obviously passionate about conveying important concepts in behavioural economics to be accessible to a large audience. Readings were appropriate for university-level study, but overall, the quizzes and lectures were intended to be entertaining, informative, and again, very accessible. This course is a model of how a MOOC should be run. High commendations to Dan Ariely and Duke University.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best course I've ever taken -- in any subject. I joined on a whim, and buy was I in for a ride. If you have even the slightest interest in human behavior (and irrationality) I strongly suggest joining this course, even just watching the videos will give you so much! I'm not the "reviewer" type at all, bu Read More
The best course I've ever taken -- in any subject. I joined on a whim, and buy was I in for a ride. If you have even the slightest interest in human behavior (and irrationality) I strongly suggest joining this course, even just watching the videos will give you so much!

I'm not the "reviewer" type at all, but I feel a responsibility towards Ariely, for all he's given -- while I've paid exactly nothing for the experience.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. The reading materials add depth and explain the experiments and reasoning behind the fascinating insights. A fantastic introduction to an exciting field. Many thanks to the wonderful Prof Ariely and the production team who have worked to hard to provide us with this wonderful opportun Read More
I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. The reading materials add depth and explain the experiments and reasoning behind the fascinating insights. A fantastic introduction to an exciting field. Many thanks to the wonderful Prof Ariely and the production team who have worked to hard to provide us with this wonderful opportunity.

I would have paid to take this course and would certainly enrol (and pay for if necessary) any follow-up course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was a very interesting class. It offered a variety of topics to learn. To observe, to analyse and to THINK as to how every single decision of ours or action made by us or things perceived by us whether large or small have extraordinary and unbelievable impact on our surroundings and our own selves. For me, this was Read More
It was a very interesting class. It offered a variety of topics to learn. To observe, to analyse and to THINK as to how every single decision of ours or action made by us or things perceived by us whether large or small have extraordinary and unbelievable impact on our surroundings and our own selves.

For me, this was an experience come learning. Enjoyed it. My first course in Coursera. Would be excited to attend more classes by Dan.

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Anonymous completed this course.
I had read all of Dan Ariely's, so was excited to take the course. I was not disappointed. The subject matter was interesting and Professor Ariely and his staff were engaging. I didn't always agree with the end results of some of the experiments, (and that is not limited to Professor Ariely's experiments but to behavio Read More
I had read all of Dan Ariely's, so was excited to take the course. I was not disappointed. The subject matter was interesting and Professor Ariely and his staff were engaging. I didn't always agree with the end results of some of the experiments, (and that is not limited to Professor Ariely's experiments but to behavioral economics in general) but it gives me a chance to think about what I would do differently. I loved it!
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Anonymous completed this course.
I am glad I joined this course. It was challenging but Dan Ariely made it fun, so I enjoyed it! And also, thanks to this course, I have realized many things related to the irrtionality that I have not paid attention to before. I am not giving 5 stars because it was bit time consuming as there was too much articles to Read More
I am glad I joined this course. It was challenging but Dan Ariely made it fun, so I enjoyed it! And also, thanks to this course, I have realized many things related to the irrtionality that I have not paid attention to before.

I am not giving 5 stars because it was bit time consuming as there was too much articles to be read (I was trying to get the 'with Distinction').

Overall, I highly recommend this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
the video lectures are great, good material, great articles to read, Dan Ariely is a incredible teacher, he and TAs are always willing to help. The lectures guests help with the course. Great course, it made me think a lot and rethink the way I used to saw the world(and somehow how to be a better person). I surely r Read More
the video lectures are great, good material, great articles to read, Dan Ariely is a incredible teacher, he and TAs are always willing to help. The lectures guests help with the course.

Great course, it made me think a lot and rethink the way I used to saw the world(and somehow how to be a better person).

I surely recommend anyone who wants to blow his mind to take this course.

Thank you, Dan! And the course staff.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The professor is engaging and likeable, but the content is mixed and on the whole unpersuasive. While it has a 'science' veneer, it is at best science-lite and suffers from too much reliance on using captive college undergrads for research. The guest lecturers ranged in quality from educational and professional to dis Read More
The professor is engaging and likeable, but the content is mixed and on the whole unpersuasive. While it has a 'science' veneer, it is at best science-lite and suffers from too much reliance on using captive college undergrads for research.

The guest lecturers ranged in quality from educational and professional to disturbed unbalanced individuals who harangued in promoting unsupported and weird personal biases.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a wonderful class where I've learned a lot of practical skills and enjoyed myself in the process. Professor Dan Ariely has a common sense approach to his thinking which is easy to follow and yet there is tremendous depth to it as well. I'm grateful for the reading recommendation of "Thinking Fast and Slow Read More
This is a wonderful class where I've learned a lot of practical skills and enjoyed myself in the process. Professor Dan Ariely has a common sense approach to his thinking which is easy to follow and yet there is tremendous depth to it as well.

I'm grateful for the reading recommendation of "Thinking Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman. This book has so much useful information and is written with clarity.
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Andrei Bârsan completed this course.
I'm a CS undergrad an this was my first non-CS course and I can say that it was an amazing learning experience. There are optional reading assignments which can be tested through weekly quizzes, and according to the professor, these are the same assignments that full-time Duke students receive. I've learned a lot fro Read More
I'm a CS undergrad an this was my first non-CS course and I can say that it was an amazing learning experience. There are optional reading assignments which can be tested through weekly quizzes, and according to the professor, these are the same assignments that full-time Duke students receive.

I've learned a lot from this course and I highly recommend it, even if you don't have a background in economics.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fascinating course. It has affected how I respond to the news and other events in everday life. I have a new lens through which to view the world. I'd love to know more and hope Dan will offer an advanced course on the topic. My only regret - b/c of time and data limitations I was only able to watch the videos and do t Read More
Fascinating course. It has affected how I respond to the news and other events in everday life. I have a new lens through which to view the world. I'd love to know more and hope Dan will offer an advanced course on the topic. My only regret - b/c of time and data limitations I was only able to watch the videos and do the readings and the quizzes. I would have like to be more of a roomba than a sponge.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting lectures and the prof is easy to listen to. However, the paperwork is graded by peers, which in a faceless forum such as this, it looks like it is a playground for venting rage and putting it upon others. I received rude and Unnecessary comments that had nothing to do with the paper written. Which made the Read More
Interesting lectures and the prof is easy to listen to. However, the paperwork is graded by peers, which in a faceless forum such as this, it looks like it is a playground for venting rage and putting it upon others. I received rude and Unnecessary comments that had nothing to do with the paper written. Which made the hard work put into the paper useless. The lectures themselves were very interesting.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I am a college prof and teach online myself, so I was especially impressed with the set up and video production quality.

My only issue is that the title of the course itself does not really do justice to talking others into the course. This is a course I can literally recommend to anyone! Hard to imagine anyone not finding this fascinating, regardless of their profession or goals.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was a very interesting class. When I would tell my friends the name of the course, they would roll their eyes and question why I would take the class, however once I would tell them about the class material, they wanted to know if it was too late to join in.

Dr. Ariely does a great job presenting the material and the filming and extras interjected into the course are top notch.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best on line courses I have ever found. Very nice video lectures and great reading materials.

It's not exactly a beginners course, although it doesn't have any pre requisites. May be a little hard for non native English speakers as the readings include academic papers and you have to write a (short) essay. Some people complained on the peer review method to grade the essays
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course! This course applies to everyday life situations at work and beyond. I found it both fun and useful. I started it out of curiosity but ended up regretting I didn't do the quizzes from the beginning. The reading is not too time consuming... The only thing I could possibly be unhappy about is the professor’s opinion of cats, but that’s freedom of speech for you :)
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was not for beginners. It had a longer time commitment mostly due to the extensive academic readings. This class had only 1 certificate track compared to other Coursera classes that ofter 3 certificate tracks.

This class also had a high pass rate of 85%. Lastly, the final was a "closed book" test which seemed useless since there were admitted cheaters.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic experience. Dr. Ariely is a great lecturer and he and his assistants did an excellent job in putting together an enjoyable and educational experience. The material was fascinating, the readings were relevant (if at times quite technical) and the videos were easy to follow and understand. This was my first Coursera course and it has certainly set a very high standard.
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Anonymous completed this course.
i had joined this class to have an experience about behavior,although i had read all 3 books of dan ariely which were really good ,this class was an perfect amalgm of all theories related to human behavior.the assignments were also really nice ,at times they were really nerve breaking,overall i am really satisfied with this class and what i have learnt for past 8 weeks.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I've enrolled in this course twice now, bought Dan's books and installed his tablet app. This is a fascinating and very well taught, engaging course. You'll see human behaviour in a whole new light!

To cover everything and gain the distinction you'll have to not only watch the videos but do a lot of reading, some of which is quite dense. It's not a fluffy course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
amazing course based on scientific experiment on behavior. a bunch of humor to address serios subjects.

high quality video, well structured and capable to adjust to your need from introduction up to advanced..

No pre-requisite required.

for non-english, level C1-C2 or a strong curiosity to digg on communication level (from slang to high level)
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Anonymous completed this course.
Ariel is a great professor and the course was excellent. It was interactive and full of examples. What I like most was that there were quizzes and final questions for all the lessons, which collaborated with the focus on the course (i.e. against procrastinaton). I really reccommend the course and for sure if there will be a part II,I will take it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class, lot's of information presented in a way conducive to retaining the information provided. It takes time and attention each and every week to complete this course with success. Video lectures are superbly done and the professor very knowledgeable in the subject. Overall a perfect class to learn why we do or do not make the choices we make
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Anonymous completed this course.
A well designed, brilliantly presented and delivered course with excellent video, reading and online resources. A safe, supportive and encouraging online learning community throughout, underpinned by Dan and his Team's commitment to their students' successful learning of complex material in a fun and memorable experience. Free, yet Priceless!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an excellent class. The course material relates to behavioral economics and psychology and is very interesting. Professor Dan Ariely's presentation style is entetaining and engaging. The workload for the course was low for me. I found the quizzes and exams relatively easy.

I would recommend any courses offered by Dan Ariely.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved it! Lots of practical information and tips to apply to daily life and my business.

Loved the format. It was easy to stay engaged in the class. I looked forward to the lectures.

Loved it enough to take it again in the future. The concepts were so new to my way of thinking I know I can garner even more learning from this class!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Truly amazing and helpful class! You get insights for your everyday life, for the workplace and so on! It gets you closer to understand our behavior under some specific circunstances! A "must take" course! Plus, the material is really good as they have lots of experience in this course and have built a real learning community
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's a great course. It's hard work even if you're only watching the lectures. There's a lot of testing (quizzes, popup questions and so forth)--that can be annoying sometimes. Although I loved the content, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of it. There's a lot to understand and memorize. At any rate, I recommended it for sure!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Videos were a lot of fun. Even the quizzes had a sense of humour. Dan obviously put a lot of thought into each video, and the graphics/animations/videos were professionally done. I would love to be able to take a face-to-face course with this professor. I have read his books as a result of this course, and look forward to his next one.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fantastic course. I would unreservedly recommend this course to any one curious about human nature and wants to learn the nuances of why people behave the way they do. It clarifies your mind about so many things in day-to-day life that it is applicable in your personal situations as well. I enjoyed it and I benefitted from it.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved it! Lots of practical information and tips to apply to daily life and my business.

Loved the format. It was easy to stay engaged in the class. I looked forward to the lectures.

Loved it enough to take it again in the future. The concepts were so new to my way of thinking I know I can garner even more learning from this class!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved it! Lots of practical information and tips to apply to daily life and my business.

Loved the format. It was easy to stay engaged in the class. I looked forward to the lectures.

Loved it enough to take it again in the future. The concepts were so new to my way of thinking I know I can garner even more learning from this class!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really well explained concepts and theories, everything bases on experiments performed. Indeed, you don't need a background in economics to understand the course, it is easy for everyone to learn and helps you rethink about your everyday choices (financial and otherwise). I would say it is very practical and easy to apply to your daily life.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved it! Lots of practical information and tips to apply to daily life and my business.

Loved the format. It was easy to stay engaged in the class. I looked forward to the lectures.

Loved it enough to take it again in the future. The concepts were so new to my way of thinking I know I can garner even more learning from this class!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent class! It was 90% entertainment and 10% work. Interesting content, great use of visuals and technology, excellent style of delivering video lectures. Every concept is illustrated by examples and many of those are truly entertaining.

Thanks a lot to the whole team and I hope you will the financing for the 2nd course on this!
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2 years ago
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Lim completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Great course, educational, informative, FUNNY. You will learn and laugh at the same time. Brilliantly done. Ariely also writes books, I highly recommend you get them as well. I've studied different areas of economics (behavioural, normative, neuro) and by far, behavioural makes a lot of sense. Highly recommended for everyone!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved the whole experience! Thanks so much, Dan for introducing this course- the very title caught the eye. Excellent content presented with great examples in tandem with Dan's endearing style of presenting combined with his contagious enthsiasm made this course my favourite so far.

Thanks!:-)

Sonali Nambiar
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excelent course! Professor Dan Ariely is wonderful! Very comitted and still sweet and has a good humour.

The course helped me to decode my daily choices and see it from a different perspective.

I`m already missing professor Dan`s video lectures and hoping he will come back soon!

Vanessa from Brazil
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a year ago
Oliver Tacke completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really liked this course. While not perfect from a didactical perspective, it was a lot of fun. Dan Ariely was very engaged and experimented with lots of options for designing the course, although not all of them worked out. The teaching assistants were very helpful in the discussion forums. Thumbs up!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
EXCELLENT. Course topics are insightful and useful to everyday life, in the personal and/or professional sphere. Prof Ariely is a delightful lecturer. Quality execution on learning experience - great mix, pace & variety of content / quizzes / guests etc kept it engaging, accessible and flexible. A model MOOC.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Super course! It debunks the theory that Economics is a science. So far I just knew formula-based economics theories, that fail when test in the real life. This course is about alternatives. Dan observes how people actually act and why, offers interesting solutions, and demonstrates it in charismatic way:)
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Just wrapped up this class. It's hands down the best online class I've taken. So much care is put into the materials it's more a labor of love than an online class.

And it will change the way you live your life, for the better. What more could you ask for in exchange for a few hours of your time over 6 weeks?
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent class, on which you can spend as little or as much time as you like. The video lectures take about an hour per week. There is enough reading material available to spend another ten hours if you are so inclined. Dan Ariely is a gifted speaker, who makes Behavioral Economics fun and easy to comprehend.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Essential principles for anyone to learn. A course that should be taken by all human beings who want to understand human behavior and who would like to free themselves from the bonds of irrational choices! I hope to take the course again when I can try for the distinction pathway...I started it too late.
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4 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really good material, lots to learn for everyday life and corporate life too. Really interesting lectures, a well planned package successfully put together with a lot of effort, topped by the charismatic Dan Ariely himself. If all learning was dished out in this way - wouldn't it be wonderful...
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was a great course ... I'm going to miss it (although I'll be happy to have some free time in my week now). I would take another class if Dr. Ariely designs it. I would be quite willing to take a for-payment, non-credit class (somewhere between free and Duke tuition would be nice - smile).
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An Amazing course, very comprehensive and superbly presented, enriched with different guess presenters and complemented by reading the supports the video lectures. Great content, with Dan as an incredible communicator that reaches out to you with his passion and knowledge. Truly magnificent!!!!!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great Course - Nice structure and easy to follow. Plenty of information that can be applied to the real world. Dan's lectures are easy to follow and well pitched for anyone to follow. Support team are also on the ball, promptly replying to any questions and queries in a clear and professional manner.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best Coursera course I have taken so far. Very interesting lectures, lots of examples mostly from Dan Ariely's own studies, a professor with a good sense of humour, fair exams, a good team, top materials etc. A great experience, I hope this course and/ or a subsequent course will be offered again.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Even if combining my college studies with this course ultimately became very difficult, this might be one of the most interesting pieces of e-learning that you can find on the web. Dan Ariely offers a unique experience and great lessons on the fascinating discipline of Behavioral Economics.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very informative and interesting, materials well presented. This course let you know a great deal more about yourself and others, you will also be able to apply what you learnt in your daily life.

Definitely recommend this course to everyone, especially if you are interested in psychology.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great! The lectures were engaging, and I really liked the format--short chunks of lectures, reading and lecture quizzes (for the normal certificate, you just had to do the lecture quizzes and the final), and extra guest mini-lectures.

Really fun and useful topic. Highly recommended!!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very nicely presented, behavioral economics with a touch of humor and applicable to day-to-day situations. Academic background research and experiments do back up what is presented online. Easy to enroll and to follow through, but requires work if desire is to master contents presented.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Everything about the course is perfect. For the first time I had fun while learning. The materials were easy to assimilate. The illustrations, demonstrations and method of teaching was quite engaging. The best part is that I have been able to apply what I learnt in my personal development.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I loved this class. The technical side worked and the material was interesting and relevant to every day life. Dr. Ariely is a wonderful lecturer who is clear, entertaining, genuine and makes the material come alive and be helpful to how you live your life. I strongly recommend it to all.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I found myself straying from class do to my ADD. So much information coming to me all at once and it made me feel intimidated and hard to retain all the information. I dropped out when it got closer to the writing assignment . I enjoyed what part I did participate in very much.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I constantly take a half dozen or so Coursera classes for pure enjoyment; not interested in certificates. I watch all lectures, read supplemental info and explore the discussion fora. This is one of the most informative and fascinating courses I've taken and I recommend it highly!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent class with a very engaging professor. Weekly assignments are clearly assigned, with optional reading assignments and written assignments.

Plan on 4-6 hours per week if you want to get the most out of it.

Course material is very practical and quite interesting.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent class. Very informative. Lectures are interesting and enjoyable to watch. This course stimulates me to observe and try to understand the behavior of myself and people around me in my daily life. I have learnt a lot. Thanks Dr Ariely and his team for creating this class.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was entertaining, thought provoking and changed the way I look at the world. Professor Ariely is amazing. I highly recommend this course to all who want to examine their own behavior and gain insights into how they can manage themselves and their lives more effectively.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a fabulous course if you work in a field where you make decisions that influence others. It is also wonderful if you want to know why you do things and how to improve your life. My work life, my personal life and my decisions will be better after taking this course.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class! Very engaging and thoughtfully prepared. You can see how much work Dan Ariely and his team put into creating that course. Definitely the best organized MOOC I took so far! Hope other lectures will follow presenting their material in similarly fascinating way.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is a great mental "stretch". It explores some of the irrational behaviors we all have, but maybe didn't know we had.

The instructor and team put a lot of thought and work into the class to make it a full and fun learning experience, and it shows.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was my second attempt to take this class. Last yea I started to listen to lectures, but unfortunately hadn't enough time to complete. So this year I tried again.

Professor Dan Ariely is fantastic lecturer! I enjoyed all lectures. He is doing a rely good job!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had an amazing learning experience with this course. It was easy to understand. i am now applying my leanings in my daily life regularly. I feel happy that I am able to relate my learnings to my daily dealings with various problems of life. Very enriching course.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Incredibly entertaining and informative course. All subject matter was presented in a really enjoyable way, and was very easy to comprehend. The course is loaded with experimental information, and even chances to get involved yourself. I loved every minute of it.
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3 years ago
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Alessandro Restagno completed this course.
By far, the best MOOC I ever attended.

If you are intersted in the topic, this is great course for you. The class is very entertaining and you learn a lot through this course.

If you want to get the best out of this class, you need to reserve 7 hours per week.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan's passion for Behavioral Economics is highly electrifying and his teaching ability makes the passion equally contagious. Unfortunately I couldn't complete the program and earn a certificate. I am waiting to re-experience and relish the course once again!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A brilliant course that exceeded my expectations in all respects and went even further in making me feel an active participant in an academic course as if I was sitting in Professor Ariely's class and interacting with everyone. Well done to everyone at Duke!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is by far one of the best online classes I have ever taken. This course should be an example for how all online classes should be presented and taught. The material is interesting, the professor was engaging, the presentations were visually appealing.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I highly recommend everyone who's interested in knowing how we (human beings) do certain things, take certain decisions, what influences us, how it's irrational and how we can make changes in our actions and perceptions for making better decisions.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was really good. Very applicable to everyday life. It has good material and it uses current research. The Professor was really good, and the lectures and readings were very interesting.

I'd would most definitely recommend it.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Really a great class.

I learnt so many things in this class, about everyday life as well as corporate life.

The Professor is also very good at presenting the materials from his extensive work.

I would recommend this class to everybody.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class, really, a lot of fun, interesting content, which you can directly apply in your everyday life, fun way of presenting it. Aside for the lectures, you have a bunch of academic articles recommended, plenty of research designs.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I wish I had had time to delve more deeply into the readings; instead I simply watched the videos and took the quizzes. For the small effort I put in, I learned a lot and now want to explore the topic more.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very very good. Good course material, good supporting literature, excellent quizzes and essay style course work. In an ideal world I would want it to be longer and to go into more depth, but I suppose these guys have to earn a living somehow.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had a wonderful experience in this course. The lectures were interesting and not boring at all. Academic reading did get to you a bit. But then it wouldn't be complete experience without it. I hope to see more courses from Professor Ariely.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan Ariely provided an interesting and relevant overview of Behavioural Economics, in an enthusiastic and exciting way. The course was very very organised and run. Thanks to this course I am inspired to take other online courses from Coursera.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The information in this class would be useful to anyone interested in how they -- and others -- spend their money, use their time, and speak. The course is easy to navigate and the instructor has, in my opinion, a great sense of humor.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course. I recommend it to everyone. You'll be surprised how little you know about human decision making and other kinds of behavior. I've found out that the course is useful and applicable to real-life situations.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was one of the most amazingly organised class that I have attended. Besides, the content was top rate, and the reading material painstakingly assembled to be informative and interesting.

Highly recommended for everyone!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Amazing course. IWhy people do what they do and why. Easy to watch and listen to, Dan Ariely is a brilliant lecturer and the material is interesting but easy to follow with plenty of extra content should you want it.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, with a lot of take away and useful information, also fun and challenging on an intellectual level. The right balance between common-sense and specialized information, just the thing that MOOCs should always be.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dr. Ariely is a great lecturer and learning was really enjoyable end fun. Course indeed changed my consumers habits. Also very important, English is not my native language but I found no difficulties during learning process.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It´s very very precisely structured and profoundly presented and so watching and listening becomes great joy. Also much thanks to the whole team of Dan Ariely.

Would like to be part of the class for a third time.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A wonderful course! Well presented video lectures with a touch of humour. It was never boring, the exaples and experiments are very relevant and can help to understand your decision in day-to day life. Loved this course!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan is an excellent lecturer who also obviously (together with his small team) put a lot of time and effort into this brilliant, entertaining and fascinating presentation of this intriguing and thought provoking material.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Absolutely fantastic class! I am so happy I had the chance to take it, and so thankful towards all the wonderful people that made it possible. Highly recommendable, even for someone not as keen on the topic as I am.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's a pity that my professors at the university didn't love their subjects as Mr. Ariely loves his one. I would surely recommend the course to my friends. I learned a lot of stuff that is useful for me in my everyday life.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course - interesting, engaging, motivating. Cannot rate this course and Dan Ariely highly enough. Any future MOOCs I do will find it impossible to match this one. Congratulations to all concerned at Duke University.
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4 years ago
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eileen_greening completed this course.
Great course, fascinating topic, learnt many interesting things about utilizing human weaknesses for good. Highly recommend this course to anyone who is in marketing, sales, psychology, and just to anyone!!!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
During six weeks you will get a clear overview of some very interesting behavioral eco topics. Due to the clear explanations and real-life examples it does not feel like studying but definitely stays in your mind.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is one of the best classes I ever had:

Lectures are fun, and help keeping the main points in your mind.

Has many supporting reading materials.

Has great office Hours videos on which one can participate.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Amazing course, the way to deliver the class was exceptional, and even though it is a virtual class, it is way better than some face 2 face classes.

Also compared to other courses online this is top of the line.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course! Given in very accessible way so even people with no knowledge on the subject can enjoy it.

It was really entertaining :) and what is most important - it can help anybody in everyday life.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class really opened my eyes to a lot of behaviors I have and/or see every day and why some of them happen even though rationally you would think they never would. Also, the teacher is amazing and hysterical!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, really enjoyed the classes, reading Don't books and giving quizzes and exams. The course delivered exactly what was offered at the start - an excellent insight into our 'flawed'' decision making.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was interesting, educational and very enjoyable. Dan Ariely is a very vibrant and wonderful speaker. He definitely draws you into the material. I would certainly take another class with him.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Some years ago I've read the first Ariely's book and I love it. In this course I learned a lot more, the video lectures were easy to follow even for an italian man with a not so good knowledge of english.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A fantastic class! Professor Dan has a sense of humor. He is able to explain profound theories in simple language. And his humorous expression made the class more interesting . I love the class very much!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best of the best instructors and classes. Unabashedly honest, and funny. You will be laughing till it hurts. A shocking look at humanness in all it's foibles and a true remedy for what eludes us.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A fantastic class! Professor Dan has a sense of humor. He is able to explain profound theories in simple language. And his humorous expression made the class more interesting . I love the class very much!
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3 years ago
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Aizhan Romer completed this course.
Loved every single minute of studying it.

The structure and presentation of study material is very comprehensible.

Thank you, Dan and the team!

Looking forward for new classes from you!

Best, Aizhan.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic class! Entertaining, educating and totally interesting topics that can be applied to everyday life. Will help you understand how to and how not to make decisions. Totally worth the time!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Simply incredible course. I learned so much and Professor Ariely was very easy to learn from.

I had so many takeaways for my personal and professional life. Can't wait to learn more on this topic.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fabulous lectures with plenty of examples to lend to the theories put forward.

I am really intrigued enough by the topic, based on this course, to pursue more learning about behavioral economics.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an extremely interesting and useful course. The lectures are engaging and entertaining - and the content can be applied to both professional and private lives. Highly recommended!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great experience. Great knowledge (i would say, cutting-edge knowledge), interesting, fun, hard course. Clear concepts and explanations. Good methodology, science peer-reviewed papers to read.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Oh no! Why did I eat that second piece of cake?

Professor Dan will give you some insight into what motivates us to do good things and bad things, and why we all cheat. Fascinating stuff!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Lots of material, interesting and fun. Fast paced, with more videos or quizzes every time you logged in. The videos were excellent, I loved the photos illustrating the points.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The lectures were very informative but very interesting at the same time. Together with the recommended readings, this course could give a very good introduction to behavioral economics.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
It gave an awesome insight into a lot of things we see and do in day to day life. This course gives us a lot of starting steps to use our irrationality perhaps to our benefits and advangtages :)
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome course! It exceeded my expectations and I learned so much.

They should teach this stuff in high school. All humans will benefit from learning this material.

Take this course!!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is extremely entertaining and I also learned a lot. Dan Ariely is a best-selling author and excellent lecturer. I will use what I learned to help myself make better decisions.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Everybody should take this course! It is easy to follow, highly interesting and educational - with fun experiments and a cool Dan Ariely. Really, I would recommend this to everybody.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
A superb introduction to the field. Generous, insightful, and thought-provoking presentations by Prof. Ariely. High production values in the videos. Deeply satisfying and inspiring.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent well designed and practical course with lots of resources (videos, papers). 5-7 hours ok to get you through without distinction. Would definitely do a more advanced course.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Incredible course. I learned a lot of new things. Very acute observations. Maybe a future course of study for me. Dan Ariely makes things very clear and is interesting to listen to.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was top-notch course. The best way to internalize the concepts is to do all the course assignments. I enjoyed this very much and I hope an advance course is in the pipeline.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course of Professor Dan Ariely was simply perfect!

Every topic was introduced in a very clear, understandable and interesting manner and with wonderful sense of humor.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was fun - good entertainment and very insightful. This is totally my subject matter and I liked it - have read his books, and follow his work, but still learned a lot.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Everything was perfect! This is my first course on coursera that I completed but I don't think that there are many courses that can match in quality. Thanks Dan&Aline.
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Puskádi Paula completed this course.
Can only recommend it: - fun learning, great tuition, well presented with lots of effort made, change of mindset for the world! I would make it compulsory! Many thanks!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course! One of the best MOOCs around. The material is engaging, entertaining and easy to understand. Dan is the kind of professor you'll remember for life.
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome course with a bunch of useful and interesting information. Recommended for everyone and every career because you learn about yourself and you own irrationalities
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I really don't know what else I can say except that this course was very funny, entertaining, educational and useful in the same time. Big thanks to Dan and his team!
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3 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very good course! I really enjoyed it and I recommend it to everyone who has questioned the traditional way of thinking human beings as rational decision makers ... Super!
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3 years ago
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One of the most influential course I have taken in my life.

Hats off to Dan for offering the clarity, completeness and novelty in the concepts he explains in this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was AWESOME!! Fascinating topic, engaging teacher, interesting assignment. The professor and team put alot into it and you get alot out of it if you do the work!
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course that taught me the most useful things for personal life and business at the same time. Extremely interesting and very engaging. One of my absolute favorites!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan is the most interesting professor in the 8 or so Coursera classes that I have taken. The material is very interesting with outstanding discussion forums on the subjects.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is my first course and I found it very well organized and presented.

I believe that counterarguments on the results of the experiments provided should be included.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Everyone should take this course - well worth the time! Join the others who learned about our irrational behavior and decision making practices- it's all down to a science.
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Anonymous completed this course.
What I learned in the course has enhanced my life and made me look at so cheating & lying in a whole new way. I strongly recommend everyone to take the course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Entertaining, enriching and very important to better understand our behavior, make better decisions, prevention, conservation and promotion applied to our economy
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting and fun class. Entertaining lectures with the right bit of information. Great examples to help relate the course material to real world examples.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I found the materials well organized and entertaining. Thank you, Dan for creating an environment that allowed me to learn and enjoy the course at the same time.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fabulous professor, guest speakers, material and videos. Material and website very well organized. First online course after 2 Engineering degrees and MBA.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Nicely designed and well presented. Every week, it brought an inspirational topic about behavioral irrationality, which made me learn a lot. Thank you so much!!!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fun, practical, interesting class. Highly recommended for everyone over 18+ :) ... For those teenagers .. some part of the class might be too shocking for you.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The Course is an eye opener. I think every single person should take this course. It's fun and light (with the exception of reading tasks maybe) and easy to follow.
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Anonymous completed this course.
High real world applicability. Exceptionally well presented content with friendly learning processes. Wish it was longer and there was advanced content available.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan Arielly is a very engaging teacher and I enjoyed every lecture. The course was excellent and I will definitely sign up for his future courses.

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Anonymous completed this course.
A fabulous course which I throughly recommend. It is very interesting, informative and relevant as well as being fun. The lectrurer, Prof Dan is brilliant.
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Anonymous completed this course.
this is one of the best courses i enrolled in and i can watch the videos over and over again. the topics covered and the way they are presented are unique.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting course. I highly recommend it for the involvement required.

Note the time requirements - They are quite accurate if you want to do this one right.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course had very interesting and useful stuff to learn. Plus Prof. Ariely is a charismatic teacher. If you find a course by him, go for it. I know I will
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is a MUST for everyone. Its simple, fun, engaging and most important LIFE CHANGING. It can surely make you a better YOU, in your own perspective.
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Anonymous completed this course.
structured, funny, user-friendly, attractive, motivating to learn more after course ended, looking forward to a continuation for an advanced guide:)
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved this course, the way Dan prepared it was very fun and got me more involved considering hard working ballance and tiredness! super recommend!!
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is very illuminating, I love the part where he says government should make experiments before apply their policies, because we have bad intuitions
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Anonymous completed this course.
Best MOOC I have taken (3 others). Interesting, informative, amusing, excellent lecturer, made me think. Well presented, can't say enough good things.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Absolutely Fantastic. Had the time of my life along with learning so much and looking at everything I and others do in a different light. Thank you
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Anonymous completed this course.
Pretty informative. Every topic covered aspects of everyday life and ways to improve as an individual. Experiments were fun and really interesting
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is amazing. To get your certificate you need to study and read the material. Dan makes the course funny, but it is not easy to finish
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Anonymous completed this course.
Superb video productions designed for entertainment, knowledge, and maximum retention. One of the best MOOCs I've taken (of ~35). Highly recommended.
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Anonymous completed this course.
What a great course. It is well produced, engaging and so much to learn. I never considered what a huge role behavioural economics plays in my life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Vety enjoyable and entertaining too. I have quoted so much of this to friends and family, and it has led to my reading up on many connected topics.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Learned a lot from this very interesting course. Easily one of the best courses that I've taken at Coursera! Hope there will be more of such courses.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was a profoundly interesting and practical class to take. It was captivating beyond words and by far the best class I have ever taken. Ever.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course and excellent experience! Learning that enriches you and inspire ideas for resolving/advancing some issues. It sure did that for me.
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Adrian Iulian Baranga completed this course.
Never enjoyed learning something new as much as I did taking this class. Interesting subject, great teaching team, great experience. Thanks a lot!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent sessions by @danariely at @coursera https://class.coursera.org/behavioralecon-002. Relevant takeaways for all. #behavioraleconomics
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic experience and opportunity, I would encourage anyone and everyone to take this course if/when the opportunity presents itself...
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Anonymous completed this course.
I have only watched the lectures but they have been extremely interesting and very accessible. I highly recommend this course to anyone.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Amazingly interesting and fun to study. Could be useful for entrepreneurs and anybody who interested in behavioral; economics in general.
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Mehtap Demir completed this course.
This course has been life changing to me. It was very easy to follow and the material and the people were very much motivating. Thank you!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was great, entertaining, interesting and well structured. What more could you want. I hope that Dan does another course soon.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course is about how to become better.

Interesting and very needed - IMHO - to every one.

Great thanks to the Author!

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Anonymous dropped this course.
I am trying to find this course from several months, unfortunately I am not able to find it on Coursera. I do not know why they have removed it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course is excellent in both contents and delivery. I'm even thinking of repeating it! (or continue with the subject)

Thank you Dan!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Absolutely amazing! Dan himself is tremendous professor! The course was very interesting and the material on this topic is very easy to follow.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excelent. Best class I took on coursera. It was really better than everything I had expected. I hope they make a continuation someday.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Marvelous lectures. Very engaging professor and fascinating material. You may not agree with all of it, but you will be mesmerized.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Never enjoyed learning something new as much as I did taking this course! Great subject, great team, great experience. Thanks a lot!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Dan Ariely and his staff make each class flow with interesting, clear and consistent material. Highly recommend it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The lectures and generally the content of the course are well deisigned and very helpfull. Also the subject is very intresting
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Anonymous completed this course.
Superb class, learned a lot, I really see the world with different eyes now, with regards to my own (and others') irrationality.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoyed it very much, even if it was difficult for me fulfill all the task, because of my slowness in reading and writing in English
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Anonymous completed this course.
I had some hard time finishing the quizzes and the writing assignments, but I am glad I made it! I have benefited a lot from it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Course material is very interesting to start with. Add to that a charismatic and captivating lecturer and you cannot go wrong!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Amazing class, Dan is incredibly interesting and funny, the topic is fascinating. The course material was excellently presented.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Prof. Ariely's lectures were informative and entertaining. I learned a tremendous amount about human behavior. Would highly recommend.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The video lectures are amazingly engaging and applicable to every day life. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and recommend it to anyone.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great job Dan. Course was fantastic. Real inside of human behaviour in decision making. Keep it up.

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Anonymous completed this course.
Ariely is a genius at recognizing and analyzing our non-rational behaviors and at devising experiments to elucidate them.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent Class, The lessons learned stay. It's so good to know these things so we know when we are getting caught.
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Anonymous completed this course.
absulutely interesting, practical knowledge presented by very open minded and experienced guy. Totally recommended!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting, also for non-experts.

Dan is a wonderful teacher.

Lots and lots of material.

Absolutely fantastic!
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Anonymous completed this course.
A really interesting course about human behavior that has lots of useful information for all of us. Also a lot of fun!
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Anonymous completed this course.
This is an awesome class. I learned so much about irrational behaviors and start noticing more of them happening around me.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Prof Dan Ariely is simply awesome! He starts each week with a joke and provides lots and lots of examples for theories.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class that really delves into the human aspect of all those statistics and equations economists like to throw around.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Even though I have read Dan Ariely's books the class gave some interesting insights and examples in irrational behaviour.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent material. Interesting videos and incredible information, very useful for your personal and professional life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very well done! Informative lectures supplemented with rich reading and supplemental videos presented by other researchers.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The best online course I have ever taken. Very practical insights, clear explanations, appealing format.

Awesome!!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent lectures, readings and experiments illustrated. Highly recommended to anyone who takes decisions anywhere
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Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course extremely useful, both for business and every day life situations. I highly recomend it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting, stimulating, informative; this is my favorite MOOC so far. Highly recommended. You will learn a lot.
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Anonymous completed this course.
the most invested class I have experienced yet - visually, content wise, interest and passion. useful too.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, I had the feeling i was paying lots of money thanks to the quality of material and top experts!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great human and professional experience. Everybody should follow this course at least once. I'll miss the classes.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Engaging, humoristic professor and mildly interesting "I knew it already" findings about irrationality.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class is a dream come true! I was already familiar with Dan's work and I was ecstatic to watch his lectures .
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent Instructor. This subject wasn't offered when i was in graduate school--very interesting and useful.
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Anonymous completed this course.
that was such a fantastic course!

I've learned a lot, and followed every detail with ultimate curiosity.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Class has been extremely interesting. Material well researched and presented. I recommend this class to all!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent Mooc, I didn't pass because I didn;t have the time, but I downloaded the videos and studied them of line
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was a great experience, Thank you Dan for all of your and your colleague efforts. Keep up the good work.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best courses I ever did on Coursera. I have downloaded the videos and keep watching them for fun.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I loved this class. Dan is a great lecturer and the material was fascinating and very applicable to everyday life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
All I can say is "enjoyable and immediately applicable". Hope this helps your decision in some way.
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Jelena-Kristina Zeljeznjak completed this course.
Just loved it. Prof. Ariely taught me a lot of things that I will implement in daily interaction with people.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent, intelligent, fun and a great way to learn new things. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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Anonymous completed this course.
This is one of the best Coursera courses I've taken since Coursera started. Congratulations to Dan and his team.
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Anonymous completed this course.
An eye opener. Mr. Ariely is a brilliant, clever and funny professor. Don't think twice before taking this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the most enjoyable free course offered.

Very beneficial to anybody interested in Economy
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very enjoyable lectures with high quality content that can be used in several real-life situations!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Amazing class, would recommend it to everyone. Thanks Prof. Ariely and please consider a part 2!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Everyone has said it! It was a great, fun class. Very practical and applicable. I plan to take it again!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting and entertaining. I would definitly take more advanced courses of this in the future.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This class was wonderful! It contained a lot of information but it was well-presented and very helpful.
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Anonymous completed this course.
This course was forst on Coursera but i loved it. Great illustrations and fantastic hosts every week.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Just the most interesting, captivating and self-revealing course i have taken ever. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Superb course, i would totaly reccomend it to anyone who wants to understand better world around
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very informative and well prepared.

So happy that I was able to take it. Enjoyed it a lot. Thanks.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome. It's so good that I will repeat this class just because I signed up late for a couple weeks.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Well prepared and presented, with engaging and interesting material and presenters.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Brilliant! Informative, entertaining, challenging, surprising, absolutely interesting and fascinating
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Anonymous completed this course.
It is a life experience. I wish it lasted moe. Very important it is free. Thanks for your voluntarism.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Thought provoking. Interesting and fun. Dan is a gifted presenter with an enthusiasm that is contagious.
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Anonymous completed this course.
No doubt: the most interesting course with lots of insights! Great entertainment during lunch break.
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Anonymous completed this course.
An excellent course! High-quality, interesting, entertaining! Go for it, if it is available again!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Wonderful, enjoyable, interesting! I´ve learnt a lot about my own irrationality.
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Anonymous completed this course.
A very well planned and developed class, worth the time for even the working professional.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Content is amazing....Dan is just too good.....Cant believe I did not have to pay for this
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best free classes you can ever have online. i really recommend this course.
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Anonymous completed this course.
A fantastic and very interesting course. And the staff there is great. Take it! Manuel.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Outstanding! If not the best, ope of the best and most interesting course I ever took.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Trully amazing course ! Work from people that like what they do and have passion about it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It's great course, very well prepared, packed with usefull and interesting information.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One word = AMAZING. Life time opportunity to adopt a better view towards your own decisions.
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Anonymous completed this course.
best out of 10 or so online classes I have taken. Excellent teacher, content and format.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I enjoy this course very much.The detail of this course can use in our life and have benefit.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Awesome class. Dan is one of the best "on-line" professors I've ever experienced.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting and pleasant course. Teachers are engaging the audience and do a great job.
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Anonymous completed this course.
If you only take one class on line this is the one. Fun and informative. Dan is super-dan.
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Anonymous completed this course.
The course material was very interesting. I enjoyed the lectures and the presentation.
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Anonymous completed this course.
i really got tons and tons of benefits from this course moreover it was very exciting
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Anonymous completed this course.
it's a good course. the course is very interesting and I think and learn a lot from it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was son interesting that it's been the only one MOOC I have finished. No more to say.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting. Very well prepared. Excellent material (movies and reading stuff).
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Anonymous completed this course.
pure gold! Enriching, fun and applicable both in work and in everyday life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
excellent course.

Content and materials (videos, papers, exercises) well prepared,
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the most engaging and amazing class I’ve ever taken (Including University)
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Anonymous completed this course.
An awesome course with an awesome lecturer, thank you! Totally worth the time.
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Anonymous completed this course.
very professionally prepared. Many examples could be used in everyday life.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great course, very engaging due to the style of Professor Ariely. Thank you sir.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very handy for everyday life :) but the writing assignments need some hard job
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Anonymous completed this course.
Fabulous class! It was entertaining, engaging and fascinating. Very well-done!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Dan is funny, relatable, and uses good examples to get his points clearly made.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Loved the course and couldn't wait for each new week. I think it was too short! :)
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Anonymous completed this course.
This was an excellent class, with engaging videos and much support available.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Educational and entertaining. The perfect way to learn. Thanks Dan and Aline.
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Anonymous completed this course.
I loved this class! It was well presented and very interesting. Want to take again!
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Anonymous completed this course.
It was a real pleasure to watch it. Great work! Can wait fir the next part!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting and fun course. Very good lectures, with quizzes and jokes!
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figurushka completed this course.
It was really amazing course with many interesting materials and Dan Ariely's jokes!
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Anonymous completed this course.
A hot topic that's taught by one of the foremost experts. Couldn't ask for more.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Simply Awesome! Dan is very inspiring and the course material is fresh and unique
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Anonymous completed this course.
Simply the best course I have ever taken, online or offline! Totally fascinating!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great experience, profesional team, valuable and applicable education and very funy!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Lots of great information. For an online course it was pretty hard, but I liked it.
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Anonymous completed this course.
First class information, immediately useful. Entertaining, surprising and fun.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Enjoy every moment in this course. Wonderful theme music, cartoons, jokes and so on.
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Yelena Vorobey completed this course.
the best course ever! I have learned a lot of new and important information!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great class! I am not majored in economics but it doesn't matter at all
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course on a subject that carries great promise for the future.
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Anonymous completed this course.
A great course. You will learn a lot about human behavior and economics.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best courses you can do about behaviour and behaviour change.
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Anonymous completed this course.
One of the best on Coursera. Professor Ariely is a really good presenter.
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Cristina Musat completed this course.
Interesting, surprising, friendly and rational :) course! I loved it!
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great Course with very knowledgable instructor. Makes learning fun.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Great teacher, excellent materials and a nice group of students...
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Anonymous completed this course.
Learn many useful things about people and ourselves. Very entertaining
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Anonymous completed this course.
Well thought out, flexible, fun and educational. Really enjoyable.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Though I didn't get to finish the class, what I was able to do I enjoyed.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very fun and engaging. Great for work, dating, friendships, money matters
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Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course with many valuable inputs. Interesting presentations.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Very interesting topics and teacher explains very well. Many examples
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Anonymous completed this course.
Super Class. OK, jokes were silly. I hope he offers another class soon.
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