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Benjamin Storm

University of California, Santa Cruz What does your research focus on? My research focuses broadly on human memory with a special focus on the causes and consequences of forgetting. […]... More>

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Psychology of Compromise: Why Congress Fails

Let’s Make a Deal: The Psychological Science Underlying Compromise and Negotiation

Tense negotiations in Congress over the “fiscal cliff” have focused public attention on the art of compromise – or lack thereof. From deciding who washes the dishes to figuring out how to avoid the fiscal cliff, life experience shows us that achieving compromise is rarely easy. But why is give and take so difficult even when the consequences of failure are dire? ... More>