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Dan Ariely ‘The Identifiable Victim Effect in Action’

Dan Ariely ‘The Identifiable Victim Effect in Action’

April 20, 2011 No Comments

From the blog 'Predictably Irrational' by Dan Ariely, behavioral scientist at M.I.T., here's a personal account of the identifiable victim effect

ChildFund Infomercial

ChildFund Infomercial

April 13, 2011 No Comments

ChildFund (formerly 'Christian Childrens Fund') has been running variations of these ads on American television since the 1980s.

Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...