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Some Advice on Advice: Timing Matters

Timing has a strong influence on whether people will follow advice, as well as the accuracy of their final judgments. ... More>

I’m rich. You must be, too.

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in the 1920s. “They are different from you and me.” “Yes,” his friend and rival Ernest […]... More>

Driving in Rain, Sleet, or Snow? Cognitive Biases Worsen Winter Driving

People often lack insight when evaluating their own skills, leading many drivers to overestimate their ability to handle inclement road conditions. ... More>

The Right Face for the Job

A new study finds that people tend to associate particular professions with specific facial features, suggesting that looks play a significant role in choosing a leader. ... More>

Negotiating with Nothing Holds Surprise Benefits

Powerlessness in negotiations can have unexpected advantages, leading individuals to make more aggressive offers that achieve superior outcomes. ... More>