Dec. 17, 2019
Two young alumni have been selected for the elite Schwarzman Scholars Program. Yusheng Zhang ’19 and Sandy Alkoutami ’18 earned entry to the innovative master’s degree program, modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship, that supports study...Read More
Oct. 14, 2019
The famous words are more than 100 years old now. In 1914, UNC President Edward Kidder Graham (class of 1898) expressed the University’s service goal: “We hope to make the campus co-extensive with the boundaries...Read More
Social scientist Dan Ariely ’94 (MA, ’96 PhD), the author of three New York Times best-selling books, will be the keynote speaker for Carolina’s 2013 doctoral hooding ceremony.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 11 at the Dean E. Smith Center.
Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, where his academic affiliations span business, cognitive neuroscience, economics and medicine. He received his master’s degree and doctorate in cognitive psychology from Carolina. He went on to receive a second doctorate in business administration from Duke.
Ariely is renowned for research that explains psychological processes determining day-to-day human decisions and for his effectiveness in communicating the possible implications of this human behavior. He is the author of a widely read Wall Street Journal column, called “Ask Ariely,” and is the author of three books: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home and his most recent work, The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
Ariely also is the founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, based at Duke, where research topics are as diverse as wealth distribution, dating behavior, health care and consumer decisions.
Before joining the Duke faculty, Ariely held academic appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998-2008), the University of California at Berkeley (2001-02) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (2005-07).