Monthly Archives: October 2015

Operant Conditioning, Market Trends, and Small Bets: A 2012 vs. 2008 Case Study

In this piece, I’m going to examine the question: why do markets trend in the way that they do? Part of the answer, in my view, can be found in the process of operant conditioning, a process that we explored … Continue reading

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B.F. Skinner and Operant Conditioning: A Primer for Traders, Investors, and Economic Policymakers

Markets and economies are agglomerations of interconnected human behaviors.  It’s a surprise, then, that in the fields of finance and economics, the work of history’s most famous behavioral psychologist, B.F. Skinner, is rarely mentioned. In this piece, I’m going to present … Continue reading

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