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When Decisions Satisfy, and When They Upset

A growing body of research suggests that people tend to be more satisfied after making unalterable decisions rather than those they can undo. ... More>

Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work

How Being Laid Off Affects Your Job Prospects

A new study identifies one factor that may lead employers to view laid-off professionals with skepticism, even though they’re unemployed through no fault of their own. ... More>

Confidence Spills Over Across Unrelated Decisions

New research on metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” could help to explain why people are often overconfident in their performance on perceptual or memory tasks. ... More>