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The Psychology of Investing


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1. Psychology and Finance 2. Overconfidence 3. Pride and Regret 4. Risk Perceptions 5. Decision Frames 6. Mental Accounting 7. Forming Portfolios 8. Representativeness and Familiarity 9. Social Interaction and Investing 10. Emotion and Investment Decisions 11. Self-Control and Decision Making 12. Psychology in the Mortgage Crisis

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John Nofsinger is a Professor of Finance and the Nihoul Faculty Fellow in Finance at Washington State University. He is one of the world's leading experts in behavioral finance and is a frequent speaker on this topic at investment management conferences, universities, and academic conferences. He has often been quoted or appeared in the financial media, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, Business Week, Smart Money, Money Magazine, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Nightly Business Report (NBR), and CNBC, and other media from The Dolans to He has authored/coauthored eight trade books, textbooks, and scholarly books that have been translated into seven different languages. John is also a highly successful scholar. He has published more than 30 articles in prestigious scholarly journals (like the Journal of Finance and Journal of Business) and practitioner journals (like the Financial Analysts Journal and Journal of Wealth Management). He has also conducted research for groups such as private investment firms, the New York Stock Exchange, the CFA Institute, and policy think-tanks. His academic research activities have won many awards.

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