Irrational behavior is one of the most difficult behaviors to deal with. When someone is being irrational, they don't listen to reason, logic, or even common sense. They are laser focused to fulfill a need.
So, what is irrational behavior in psychology?
Irrationality is cognition, thinking, talking, or acting without inclusion of rationality. It is more specifically described as an action or opinion given through inadequate use of reason, or through emotional distress or cognitive deficiency.
What is the difference between rational and irrational behavior?
Irrational behavior is usually undesirable, carrying a negative connotation. Instead of acting irrational, we tend to want to behave in ways that are predictable, sensible, and logical. This type of behavior is known as rational behavior. In this way, rational behavior is goal oriented.
Is behavioral economics a major?
Behavioral Economics is a major run jointly by the Departments of Economics and Psychology. The interdisciplinary major in behavioral economics examines social, emotional, and cognitive influences on economic decisions and behavior by modifying standard economic theory for greater psychological realism.