A monkey economy as irrational as ours / Laurie Santos
https://www.ted.com/talks/laurie santos a monkey economy as irrational as ours
1 : Do you prefer to take risks or play it safe? Give some examples.
2 : Do you think Homo sapiens are smart? Why or why not?
3 : Why do you think both apes and humans took similar actions in the given situations?
4 : Do you think that Homo sapiens can overcome their stupidity in the future, ( such as eliminating wars and crimes from the earth ) ?
5 : Are you good at controlling your own behavior? Is there anything you cannot stop doing although you understand it does no good to you?
6 : Can you name any animal that takes smart actions?
How can you change someone’s mind? / Hugo Mercier
1 : What kind of methods do you use to change other people’s minds?
2 : Do you easily get persuaded by others or not? Give some examples.
3 : Do you think logic is always effective when persuading someone?
4 : Give some examples of specific persons who you felt were difficult to persuade.
5 : Can you think of any social problem that is based on many people’s misunderstandings?
6 : What is the most effective way for other people to change your mind?