Category Archives: Human Behavior: Decision Making

Many would risk earlier death rather than take a pill

Roughly one in three people who took an online survey would prefer to risk an earlier death rather than take a pill every day to prevent heart disease. About one in five would be willing to pay at least $1,000 … Continue reading

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Children Feel Most Positively about Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy

COLUMBIA, Mo. —Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically. Although previous studies have demonstrated the importance of promoting children’s autonomy, available research often has not addressed ways parental respect for autonomy … Continue reading

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Burnt-out workers more likely to make irrational decisions

Employees who are suffering from burnout are more likely to make spontaneous and irrational decisions. This is one of the findings of PhD student Miss Evie Michailidis and Dr Adrian Banks from the University of Surrey who will present their … Continue reading

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All too often, our natural talents go untapped

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than … Continue reading

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Kids’ poor decision-making skills can predict later high-risk health behaviors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 may be more likely to experience interpersonal and behavioral difficulties that have the potential to lead to high-risk health behavior in their teen years, according to … Continue reading

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The ‘taste-health balance point’ and why it’s important for nutrition

Newswise — NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Variety may trump virtue when it comes to the struggle to eat healthy, says a Vanderbilt marketing professor who studies consumer self-control and endorses “vice-virtue bundles” combining nutritious and not-so-nutritious foods. “We suggest a simple … Continue reading

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Even rats feel regret over bad decisions

Study shows the first time regret has been identified in mammals other than humans. Researchers created situations where rats had to choose whether to wait a set amount of time for a food reward, or move onto another one. Those … Continue reading

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5 tips to keep you scam-free this summer brought to you by USA.gov

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds … Continue reading

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: … Continue reading

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Crucial decisions often taken with poor guidance

People who have limited mental capacity need better help with making decisions according to a clinical psychologist at Lancaster University. Dr Stephen Weatherhead says the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act by health and social care professionals is often inadequate. … Continue reading

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Ever-so-slight delay improves decision-making accuracy

NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2014) — Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere fraction of a second. The results could further our … Continue reading

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Indoor tanning tied to risky behaviors among teens

(Reuters Health) - U.S. teenagers who use indoor tanning devices are more likely to take part in other risky behaviors, according to a new government study. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that using indoor … Continue reading

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How a room Is lit can affect the way you make decisions

Newswise — The next time you want to turn down the emotional intensity before making an important decision, you may want to dim the lights first. A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that human emotion, whether … Continue reading

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