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Busted Bracket? Science Suggests Strategy to Improve March Madness Picks

Every year, people pore over the available stats in making March Madness picks, but research suggests that thinking about the games in precise detail may actually lead to worse picks. ... More>


When We Use Fate As A Scapegoat


Belief in Fate: A Way to Avoid Making Tough Decisions?


When Faced With a Hard Decision, People Tend to Blame Fate

Difficult decisions tend to make us feel stressed and uncomfortable. New research suggests that we deal with such difficult decisions by shifting responsibility for the decision to fate. ... More>


When Deciding How to Bet, Less Detailed Information May Be Better

People are worse at predicting whether a sports team will win, lose, or tie when they bet on the final score than when they bet on the overall outcome. ... More>