Date of Birth: 1967
Place of birth: New York
Citizenship: United States
Dan Ariely was born in 1967 in New York (New York City), until his father received a degree in Business Administration from Columbia University (Columbia University). Then, the parents returned home, and Dan grew up in Ramat Gan (Ramat Gan) and Ramat Hasharon (Ramat Hasharon) in Israel (Israel). His mother worked in the service of supervision of parolees. In high school he was active in the youth movement `HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed` in an accident during a training signal lights incident from the sudden flash of magnesium, received third-degree burns, afflicting 70 percent of the skin. The scars are still visible.
Arieli studied physics and mathematics at the University of Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv University), but then switched to philosophy, to find that it is very difficult to write. He also received a master`s and a doctoral degree in the field of cognitive psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and a PhD in Business at Duke University (Duke University). After receiving his doctorate he was from 1998 to 2008 he taught at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT), then returned to the Duke as a professor of psychology and behavioral economics.
In addition to many academic papers, Dan Ariely published two popular books, `Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions` (` Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our resheniya`) and `The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home` ( `positive irrationality: How to benefit from their illogical postupkov`), both of which are included in the list of bestsellers according to the` New York Times`. In Massachusetts Arieli he served as a professor of behavioral economics at Sloan School of Management at MIT (MIT Sloan School of Management). Despite the fact that Ariely is a professor of marketing who have not received specialized economic education, it is considered one of the leading experts in the world in the field of behavioral economics.
Ariely is married and has two children with his wife Sumi (Sumi), which he calls his best friend. Over the years he was engaged in different hobby, includes a rock-climbing, photography, scuba diving and flying, but gradually they all boiled down to the two most important - his wife and his research.