People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation



10 thoughts on “People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation

  1. Andrea Andrea says:

    A solid overview of recent research into how and why we are so tuned into to notions of our own and others reputations, from an evolutionary perspective Very evenly written, largely unbiased and sober, with full reference details if you want to learnI m not altogether convinced about the ultimate usefulness of game theory experiments, cited in abundance here The models have a certain validity, to be sure, but I feel they are much too reductive to explain complex interaction and decision A solid overview of recent research into how and why we are so tuned into to notions of our own and others reputations, from an evolutionary perspective Very evenly written, largely unbiased and sober, with full reference details if you want to learnI m not altogether convinced about the ultimate usefulness of game theory experiments, cited in abundance here The models have a certain validity, to be sure, but I feel they are much too reductive to explain complex interaction and decision making in real life situations But then that might be my own bias, I m a decidedly undedicated gamer However, I was muchinterested in the studies involving animal behavior in natural or moderately modified settings, as well as the studies of babies choosing between helpful and unhelpful puppet objects No animals or babies were harmed in any of these experiments folks There is also a fairly edifying chapter on the evolutionary reason for the existence of psychopathic behavior, and another entertaining one on social networks, which includes discussion of author sockpuppeting on , but easily applied to GR One little quibble a bit too unsatisfyingly brief 217 pages sans notes and for some reason, the author decided not to include a final chapter to recap, synthesize, and conclude, which would have been welcome I d like to give 3.5 stars, but I choose to round up for this one, considering the overall quality of the writing


  2. Mir Mir says:

    The realm of psychology with supporting of scientific research and findings It dwells you into what does reputation really means At page 4 which stated our willingness to trust strangers and to be trustworthy is one of the most amazing and powerful things in the history of life and one of the hardest to explain I find it convenient to open up myself to strangers that i met while travelling than to those in my surroundings, this maybe due that the strangers does not know who i am, what i do f The realm of psychology with supporting of scientific research and findings It dwells you into what does reputation really means At page 4 which stated our willingness to trust strangers and to be trustworthy is one of the most amazing and powerful things in the history of life and one of the hardest to explain I find it convenient to open up myself to strangers that i met while travelling than to those in my surroundings, this maybe due that the strangers does not know who i am, what i do for living and i may not see the person again for the entirety of my life This is what came in my mind while reading the paragraph at page 4.The example of blood donation at page 36 make you wonders on how human behave The blood donation will benefit the society at large and it did not cost you anything albeit a temporary pain yet still people do not do it This attract the question why.A reputation are intangible that you cannot be measured it upon, it derived from a person s behaviour, character and how the individual interact in his her life on a daily basis If you put too much thought on your reputation, i personally believed you indeed succumbed to the forces of others as people will talk irregardless whether you do good or bad things It s important not put much weigh on it


  3. Bessie James Bessie James says:

    Thia book is difficult if you have an aversion to studies about human behavior in psychology experiments Nonetheless, there are some very interesting insights about how powerful reputation is in shaping our behavior, how early in life this starts at 10 months babies will reward others kindness , and even how reputation influences international confrontations It s a hard slog but, overall it s worth the effort.


  4. Marla Griffith Marla Griffith says:

    Scientific with a lot of studies I should have just flipped through it at the bookstore.


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