Mental short-cuts guide our everyday decision-making. Unfortunately, five biases can lead us to deny responsibility for our poor decisions and are creating problems for share-bike schemes.
The things teenagers choose to do can be baffling to us, but it's ok, they're in a different stage of brain development.
In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.
A new initiative called the International Brain Laboratory is tackling this fundamental mystery of neuroscience in an unusual way.
Good financial decision making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget, it's about critically analysing your options.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
Watching how people play a game against a computer opponent can help identify how humans use – or don't use – game theory principles to make decisions.
Stockbrokers, police officers and radiologists are among those that may benefit from new research findings on how to make decisions under uncertainty.
Intuition is just one of many factors that shape what you believe.
What is the impact of religiosity and spirituality on ethical decision-making at work? India has a rich experience of such behaviours.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
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.
Business Briefing: the science of business decision making.
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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.
The decisions we make in life often come down to Bayes' Theorem, but most of us don't even realise what it is. So how does it work?
Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
Online ratings and reviews may seem like a good way to see what other consumers think of a product but they can be to simplistic and misleading, research shows.
For 30 years, sports fans have been told to forget about streaks because the 'hot hand' is a fallacy. But a reanalysis says not so fast: Statistics show players really are in the zone sometimes.
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.