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Do competitive, market-like interactions encourage immoral behaviour? A study of 18,000 people in 45 experiments shows there’s no simple answer.
There’s so much to process in our daily lives, we need habits to get us through and give the brain a break.
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Entrepreneurs are more flexible than high-level managers.
Language AI’s have trouble weighing potential gains and losses.
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Language model AIs are smooth talkers, but you shouldn’t rely on them to make important decisions. That’s because they have trouble telling the difference between a gain and a loss.
During the 2023 season, pitchers and hitters will be on the clock for the first time.
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In between pitches, it might seem as if nothing is going on. But the game’s drama is still unfurling – you just need to know what to look for.
There can be a lot going on up there.
Spontaneous trips down memory lane: why and how the mind wanders.
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In real life scenarios we rarely find a large group of individuals easily coming to a consensus on sensitive topics. The solution might be to divide and shake those groups.
Voting silences voices. Listening deeply to people in your group leads to more robust and better decisions.
In formal consensus decision-making, no proposal is adopted until every concern is heard, understood and addressed. Here’s how it can work.
Learning to satisfice can lead to a simpler, more content life – here’s how.
An ongoing narrative seeks to shift the blame away from the government for mismanagement of the pandemic, by depicting it as beholden to all-powerful scientists.
Dogs are seen as more likely to leap without looking – possibly a trait shared with their owners.
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A series of studies found that exposure to dogs leads people to make riskier financial decisions, while interactions with cats have the opposite effect.
A psychologist explains how your brain helps you save money.
A new study shows indecisive people should go easier on themselves.
So much uncertainty around risk can make it extra hard to decide what to do.
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People tend to dislike uncertainty and risk – two things that are hard to avoid completely during a pandemic. That’s part of why it can feel especially draining to make even small decisions these days.
New research shows the choices we make, and our perceptions of the world, are biased by our initial impressions.
Shared decision-making is a patient-centred approach to health choices that considers a patient’s values as well as clinical evidence.
Shared decision-making upholds person-centred care and supports people to take charge of their own health: their views, input and experiences are important contributors to health plans.
However Rodgers came to his decision to remain unvaccinated, he did not follow the tenets of critical thinking.
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Critical thinking means seeking out new information – especially facts that might run contrary to what you believe – and being willing to change your mind. And it’s a teachable skill.
When times are uncertain, we can fail to be flexible.
High levels of uncertainty can make us obsessive compulsive, causing physical changes in the brain.
As COVID gradually recedes and attention focuses on economic recovery, good leadership is essential to help companies and their employees navigate a post-pandemic future.
The situation in the delivery room can change suddenly, and doctors need to react fast.
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It’s human nature to unconsciously rely on quick rules to help make spur-of-the-moment decisions. New research finds physicians use these shortcuts, too, which can be bad news for some patients.