Copycats Contrarians

Copycats   Contrarians
Author : Michelle Baddeley
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 323
Release : 2018-07-10
ISBN 10 : 9780300231823
ISBN 13 : 0300231822
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Copycats Contrarians Book Description:

“Why we run with—or avoid—the crowd, and why it matters, from choosing a restaurant in a tourist trap to believing fake news. I learned a lot” (Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist). Rioting teenagers, tumbling stock markets, and the spread of religious terrorism appear to have little in common, but all are driven by the same basic instincts: the tendency to herd, follow, and imitate others. In today’s interconnected world, group choices all too often seem maladaptive. With unprecedented speed, information—or misinformation—flashes across the globe and drives rapid shifts in group opinion. Adverse results can include speculative economic bubbles, irrational denigration of scientists and other experts, seismic political reversals, and more. Drawing on insights from across the social, behavioral, and natural sciences, Michelle Baddeley explores contexts in which behavior is driven by the herd. She analyzes the rational vs. nonrational and cognitive vs. emotional forces involved, and she investigates why herding only sometimes works out well. With new perspectives on followers, leaders, and the pros and cons of herd behavior, Baddeley shines vivid light on human behavior in the context of our ever-more-connected world. “Her observations on how both risk-taking and conformism contributed to Donald Trump’s election, and on how social media affects ‘copycats,’ make for a well-timed and valuable study.” —Publishers Weekly “This might well become the defining book, for this decade and more, on the topic of herding and social influence.” —Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge

Copycats & Contrarians
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Michelle Baddeley
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Studie naar het sociale gedrag en indentiteit in de recente geschiedenis, met name aan de hand van social media. Waarom volgen en kopiëren we de ene, en zetten we ons af tegen de andere 'social influencer'.
Individual Copycats
Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Phillip Michael Alexander
Categories: Electronic dissertations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

This dissertation uses the Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) World of Warcraft as a location for inquiry into how players learn to collaborate, forge identities, and achieve both personal and group goals. [The author focuses] specifically on a memetics based framework, looking at how memes operate within WoW while paying
. . . and the Sun Will Rise from the West
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Rafaat Ludin, Windham Loopesko
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

This book seeks to offer an interpretation of how terrorism has become a tool of Muslim radicals and why it is completely at odds with the teaching of Islam. It claims that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam as a religion but the evolution of Muslims, especially in the
The Copycat Effect
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Loren Coleman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-14 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Invasion of the MOOCs
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Steven D. Krause, Charles Lowe
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-15 - Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

Leading proponents and critics articulate and debate the rapid rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) as an educational and open access innovation