Tag: Promise

Professor Dan Ariely: The Value of Trust

 

What is the value of trust in relationships and interactions? Dan Ariely will shed some light on the ways we think about and behave in situations with varying degress of trust among people.

Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Why do we promise to skip the chocolate cake, only to find ourselves drooling our way into temptation when the dessert tray rolls around? Why do we overvalue things that we’ve worked to put together? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help people live more sensible – if not rational – lives. His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom.

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promise

noun prom·ise \ˈprä-məs\

Simple Definition of promise

  • : a statement telling someone that you will definitely do something or that something will definitely happen in the future

  • : an indication of future success or improvement

  • : a reason to expect that something will happen in the future

Full Definition of promise

  1. 1a :  a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specifiedb :  a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

  2. 2:  reason to expect something <little promise of relief>; especially :  ground for expectation of success, improvement, or excellence <shows considerable promise>

  3. 3:  something that is promised