Looking Around In the beginning Yes started out as a conversation between Anderson and self-taught bassist Chris Squire at a bar where Anderson was essentially the janitor. Both had been in various bands previously, but with little or no success. Anyway, the two discovered that they had similar music interests; both loved rich vocal harmonies, but more than that, both were interested in the idea of fusing rock, pop, jazz, and folk with classical music well, with their relatively simplistic understanding of classical music, anywayof all things.
Perhaps the most compelling early evidence that Nudge theory has become a very significant concept for managing change, people, and societies, is that governments - notably the US and UK - very quickly developed specialized 'Nudge departments' to use Nudge methods in helping to shift societal behaviours on a very big scale.
The effectiveness of the methods are such that the UK government 'Nudge Unit' officially called the 'Behavioural Insights Team' was privatised in very little that has enormous potential is retained by the UK state in modern times. Often referring to the team as 'the Nudge Unit' after the work of Professor Richard Thaler, co-author of Nudge and academic advisor to the teammuch of the media interest has focused on the influence this team has had within Whitehall and overseas; and the methods and insights that the team has applied to public policy Probably not, as the privatised company is selling its services to the corporate world and other governments, and will inevitably seek to maximise profits for its investors.
It's simple and easy if you read a little about it to understand how it works. Definitions The dictionary definition OED - Oxford English Dictionary of the word 'nudge' in its traditional sense is helpful in appreciating Thaler and Sunstein's approach to the 'Nudge' concept: Nudge [verb] - "Prod someone gently with one's elbow in order to attract attention.
It compares with Norwegian 'nugga' and 'nyggja', to push or rub, which suggests the word may have Norse or Viking origins in English.
Thaler and Sunstein don't actually give a specific definition of 'Nudge theory' in their book, although a definition of a 'nudge' is given in the book and quoted by Wikipedia A nudge, as we will use the term, is any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people's behavior in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.
To count as a mere nudge, the intervention must be easy and cheap to avoid. Nudges are not mandates. Putting fruit at eye level counts as a nudge. Banning junk food does not It's the nearest thing to a definition of 'Nudge' by the authors that appears in the book.
Here's Wikipedia's own definition of Nudge theory: Nudge theory can be applied far more widely than to 'behavioral economics'. Nudge theory can be applied to virtually any type of human relationships where the alteration of people's thinking and decision-making may be beneficial for those people, and to wider society and the planet as a whole.
These wider applications invite correspondingly wider definitions of Nudge theory: Tversky died insadly before the Nobel economics prize was awarded in for his work with Kahneman, and this seems to have has reduced popular recognition of Tversky's contribution to Nudge theory.
Co-developer with Amos Tversky of 'Prospect theory'. Amos Nathan Tversky - - Israeli psychologist and long-time collaborator of Daniel Kahneman in the study of behavioral economics, heuristics, decision-making.
Co-developer with Daniel Kahneman of 'Prospect theory'. Amusingly, as evidence of Tversky's extraordinary brilliance, it is said that academic colleagues suggested a 'Tversky Intelligence Test' whereby "The faster you realized Tversky was smarter than you, the smarter you were.
Kahneman's book, also a best-seller, 'Thinking, Fast and Slow', contains much of this fundamental theory which underpins the Thaler-Sunstein 'Nudge' concept. Significantly Kahneman dedicated this book to the memory of Amos Tversky. In Daniel Kahneman produced a significant paper with his long-time collaborator, the Israeli Amos Nathan Tversky Kahneman and Tversky's 'Prospect theory', and the paper which described it, became regarded as fundamentally important contributions to the understanding of human thinking and decision-making, notably in behavioral economics.
Accordingly, 'Prospect theory', along with other heuristics work of Kahneman and Tversky, formed a substantial part of the development of the Thaler-Sunstein 'Nudge' theory. The model is descriptive: The theory was developed by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky in as a psychologically more accurate description of decision making, comparing to the 'expected utility theory'.
In the original formulation the term 'prospect' referred to a lottery. Thaler and Sunstein's original 'Nudge theory' is chiefly concerned with 'behavioral economics' and 'behavioral finance' UK-English: Kahneman and Tversky's expertise, by contrast, is psychology with a broader approach to decision-making, so it is interesting and a lesson in 'nudging' that Thaler and Sunstein's more narrow economics angle succeeded in bringing the ideas of 'Nudge' - and heuristics especially - into the mainstream.
This is perhaps due to the highly accessible 'Nudge' branding and packaging, together with a good marketing approach. Examples and references in other areas of behaviour and decision-making were offered in the book, but not to a great extent, and certainly not to the depth that the potential application of Nudge was explored and proposed in the financial and healthcare fields mentioned.
The book 'Nudge' is effectively in two quite different halves although not indexed as such: The first half offers very clear and entertaining explanation, supported by research and survey statistics, etc.
The authors list several types of heuristic tendencies in people, which equate to 'Nudges', on the basis that 'heuristics' are fundamental drivers of decisions. The second half of the book analyses various theorized and potential effects of heuristics in the US sectors of:Consciousness: A.H.
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