Reports of facts' death have been greatly exaggerated. Effective communication jettisons the false dilemma in favor of a more holistic view of how people take in new information on contentious topics.
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Research shows paying people more can actually lead to worse decisions. Getting the best results from executives requires understanding our complex motivations
The author of a seminal work in the field of political psychology reveals two big mistakes the president made.
A new way of encouraging people to seek out unused information could improve collective decision making.
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Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
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Should you go with your gut when hiring an employee or making another decision on the job? The research suggests that in most cases, probably not.
Patients are an important part of improving health care quality; doctors can't make good decisions for patients by themselves. Here are some things you can do to help take care of yourself.
Research comes with risk and uncertainty so getting the right message across to the people who matter can be a challenge for scientists. A new plan out today hopes to change that.
Planning to give birth just a little early carries long-term risks for babies, as researchers are discovering. This is why we should be concerned.
Politicians want to regulate the software that decides if we get a loan or a job, but existing laws can already protect us – if we know how to use them.
Our brains may be slower at making decisions than computers, but there is a massive evolutionary benefit to this tardiness.
They gamble less with their hearts than their heads.
Here's how meditation can help make some of those big life decisions a little more easy to handle.
Different animals and different behaviors rely on various forms and combinations of 'government' to carry out desired actions.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
How can diverse societies agree on strategies for tackling complex problems? Lawrence Susskind and Ella Kim of MIT explain how role-playing games can help people learn to collaborate.
There's no single region in the brain responsible for all moral decision making. But neuroscience research has shown specific brain regions are involved when we're faced with moral dilemmas.