Venelin Terziev1*, Dimitar Kanev2
1Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural History, Moscow, Professor, Ph.D., D.Sc. (National Security), D.Sc. (Ec.), University of Rousse, Rousse, Bulgaria; National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria; University of Telecommunications and Post, Sofia, Bulgaria,
2Professor, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Ec.), Naval Academy, Varna, Bulgaria,
*Corresponding author

The work defences the thesis that even ensured equal opportunities to invest in education and to get better life, even if this is the best life alternative for them, young people and their families would hardly take complete advantage of these opportunities. This particularly regards the ones in an unequal position. The reasons are looked for in behavioural failures connected to hyperbolic discounting and to focusing on the present, momentum, stereotypes, herd-instinct behaviour, the paralysis at the availability of numerous options and defects of will. The work also suggests solutions, which to help young people and their families to take adequate advantage of educational opportunities and to develop their potential, getting over or softening behavioural deformations and deviations from reality.

: education, limited rationality, lack of foresight, momentum, herd-instinct behaviour


CITATION: Abstracts & Proceedings of ADVED 2017 - 3rd International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, 9-11 October 2017- Istanbul, Turkey

ISBN: 978-605-82433-0-9