Psychologist Barry Schwartz doesn’t suggest that rules are unnecessary; rather, he explains how strict adherence to rules prohibits people from using their common sense. He also describes how incentives generate counterproductive behavior. Schwartz promotes “practical wisdom,” the human capacity for making empathetic and moral choices. If you interact with other humans beings at work, getAbstract recommends this lecture as food for thought.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to develop “practical wisdom,”
- How the overreliance on rules and incentives erodes ethical behavior,
- How to nurture people’s capacity to do the right thing.
About the Speaker
Psychologist Barry Schwartz studies morality and decision making. He wrote The Paradox of Choice.
Get the key points from this video in 10 minutes.
For your company
We help you build a culture of continuous learning.
Comment on this summary
By the same author
TED Conferences LLC, 2014
TED Conferences LLC, 2005
Customers who read this summary also read
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Redglass Pictures, 2017
The New Yorker, 2017