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August 6, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can You Make Better Decisions by Going With Your Gut?

August 6, 2021 07:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Decision making is a unique human ability. It is the opportunity to define and shape one's future, based on past experiences and environment. Before we make a decision, we review the pros and cons of each option that has been presented for consideration. Many people believe that following a certain evaluation process helps us identify the best possible choice. However, a new study from the University of London found that going with your gut can result in better decision making than using detailed methods. [More]

April 16, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.


Tragedy in the French Alps: Investigators Fear Psychiatric Condition Claims 150 Lives

April 16, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

On March 24, 2015, tragedy changed the lives of everyone who had a friend or loved one on Germanwings flight 9525 that was en route from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. In the initial phase of the investigation and recovery effort, most evidence points to the flight’s Co-pilot thoughtfully and methodically locking the cockpit door when the Captain went to the restroom, and purposely steering the plane into a mountain in the French Alps at 400 miles per hour. [More]

December 12, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

decision fatigue

Decision Fatigue: A Tired Brain and Christmas Shopping

December 12, 2014 19:30 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

decision fatigue
Decision fatigue is a genuine condition. The term refers to the way decisions made by people after a long session of decision making will deteriorate (Baumeister, 2003). Decision fatigue is an important consideration here at Christmas time. Deciding the right thing to buy for others, shopping for it, then paying a good price for it are uppermost in most people’s minds at this time of year. [More]