Who is the saboteur? The unconscious in everyday life

Why do intelligent people make bad decisions?

April 15, 2020 Dr Mike Drayton
Who is the saboteur? The unconscious in everyday life
Why do intelligent people make bad decisions?
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Who is the saboteur? The unconscious in everyday life
Why do intelligent people make bad decisions?
Apr 15, 2020
Dr Mike Drayton

It is 1912, and the Titantic is full steam ahead... despite a series of warnings from other ships of drifting ice in the area. 

The Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship, so the ships crew ignored warnings of the icebergs in their path.

Have you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent, sensible, and generally normal individuals can make really stupid decisions?

Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic said he could not, "imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that."   What could have been said to try and get Captain Smith to change the ships course or speed.

Show Notes

It is 1912, and the Titantic is full steam ahead... despite a series of warnings from other ships of drifting ice in the area. 

The Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship, so the ships crew ignored warnings of the icebergs in their path.

Have you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent, sensible, and generally normal individuals can make really stupid decisions?

Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic said he could not, "imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that."   What could have been said to try and get Captain Smith to change the ships course or speed.