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Book Reviews AbstractJohn P. Caskey of Swarthmore College reviews “Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think,” by Eyal Winter. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: “Considers questions surrounding the relationships between emotions, rational behavior, and decision making. Discusses emotions as a mechanism for creating commitments; Stockholm syndrome and the story of the Nazi schoolteacher; emotional impostors, empathy, and the poker face; game theory, emotions, and the golden rule of ethics; the prisoners' dilemma in repeated interactions; decency, insult, and revenge; stigmas and games of trust; self-fulfilling mistrust; cultural differences, generosity, ethnocentrism, and trust; collective emotions and trauma; the handicap principle, the Ten Commandments, and other mechanisms for ensuring collective survival; knowing how to give and receive; the hormone that creates trust and neutralizes suspicion; men, women, and evolution—testing the myths; reproduction and the mathematics of romance; why evolution created art; the arithmetic of emotions; arrogance and humility; overconfidence and risk; sources of herd behavior; team spirit—the paradox of the generous bonuses and the lazy workers; irrational emotions; and nature or nurture—the source of rational emotions. Winter is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Economic Literature American Economic Association

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American Economic Association
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Copyright © 2017 © American Economic Association
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0022-0515
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10.1257/jel.55.4.1615.r2
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AbstractJohn P. Caskey of Swarthmore College reviews “Feeling Smart: Why Our Emotions Are More Rational Than We Think,” by Eyal Winter. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: “Considers questions surrounding the relationships between emotions, rational behavior, and decision making. Discusses emotions as a mechanism for creating commitments; Stockholm syndrome and the story of the Nazi schoolteacher; emotional impostors, empathy, and the poker face; game theory, emotions, and the golden rule of ethics; the prisoners' dilemma in repeated interactions; decency, insult, and revenge; stigmas and games of trust; self-fulfilling mistrust; cultural differences, generosity, ethnocentrism, and trust; collective emotions and trauma; the handicap principle, the Ten Commandments, and other mechanisms for ensuring collective survival; knowing how to give and receive; the hormone that creates trust and neutralizes suspicion; men, women, and evolution—testing the myths; reproduction and the mathematics of romance; why evolution created art; the arithmetic of emotions; arrogance and humility; overconfidence and risk; sources of herd behavior; team spirit—the paradox of the generous bonuses and the lazy workers; irrational emotions; and nature or nurture—the source of rational emotions. Winter is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.”

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Journal of Economic LiteratureAmerican Economic Association

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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