Dr. Péter Érdi serves as the Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College, and he is the founding co-director of the study abroad program, Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science. Also the author of books on mathematical modeling of chemical, biological, and other complex systems, he has been published by big names such as Princeton University Press and MIT Press.
Today Péter joins the show to discuss a topic many people are familiar with but may not know much about: rankings, ratings, and lists. Listen in as he shares insights from his new book, Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play, and explains why people attempt to rank everything in their lives, why we put so much faith in these rankings, and why lists are so attractive to us.
Learn the science behind why our brains respond to rankings, ratings, and lists with @petererdi, author of RANKING: THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF THE SOCIAL GAME WE ALL PLAY. Click To Tweet
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On Today’s Episode We’ll Learn:
- Why we try to compare what we have to others.
- The psychology behind ratings and reviews.
- Why people put so much faith in rankings.
- The importance of being cautious of other people’s rankings.
- Why our brains respond to rankings, ratings, and lists.
Key Resources for Péter Érdi:
- Connect with Péter Érdi: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | WordPress | TikTok
- Amazon: Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play
- Kindle: Ranking
- Study Abroad School BSCS
- Theoretical Neuroscience and Complex Systems Group
- “How to rate and rank potential doctoral students” by Péter Érdi
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