Little decisions can feel stressful too
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Sometimes a choice over what to order at a restaurant or wear to work can feel as much an ordeal as major life decisions. Here’s what psychology research shows about why.
After a mistake, people may try to correct the error with an intentional wrong judgment, this time in favor of the previously wronged party.
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Erroneous calls increase the chances of subsequent calls in favor of the person who was harmed. What drives this behavior, and do people even recognize they’re doing it?
A new study shows indecisive people should go easier on themselves.
Are you feeling more ‘soul mate’ or ‘k bye’ about your relationship?
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People have plenty of individual reasons to stick with or end a romantic relationship. But researchers have identified some common themes that influence this big decision.
When trying to find a romantic match, we’re often overwhelmed with options.
Freedom of choice is a pillar of Western culture. But can too much of it be a bad thing?
Will he or won’t he hit the bullseye? Using Bayes’ Theorem, your prediction will be based on how the current match is going - and how he’s played in the past.
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?
There is no perfect voting rule for three or more options.
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Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel prize winner who died last month, showed us there is no perfect voting rule. So how does his theory work?
Overwhelmed: to live wisely in a world where complexity seems to be running rampant, we must first grasp what complexity is.
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In part nine of our multi-disciplinary Millennium Project series, Cliff Hooker argues that to get any better at decision-making, we must first face up to our limitations. Global challenge 9: How can the…