Decision-Making

People Make Different Moral Choices in Imagined Versus Real-Life Situations

The moral decisions people make in hypothetical scenarios may not always reflect real-life behavior, researchers find… More

  • When choosing between indulgent and healthy foods, your pick may depend on what other foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf... More

    This is a photo of an adult male grocery shopping in a supermarket

    Context Shapes Choice of Healthy Foods

    When choosing between indulgent and healthy foods, your pick may depend on what other foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf... More

  • New research uses a massive database of thousands of online chess games to examine how time of day influences decision-making abilities... More

    Is There an Ideal Time of Day for Decision-Making?

    New research uses a massive database of thousands of online chess games to examine how time of day influences decision-making abilities... More

  • Researchers find that the impact of stress on decision-making, including risk aversion and antisocial behavior, increases over the course of the first hour after a stressful event. ... More

    How Stress Drains Decision-Making Over Time

    Researchers find that the impact of stress on decision-making, including risk aversion and antisocial behavior, increases over the course of the first hour after a stressful event. ... More

  • Research suggests that intelligence agents may be more prone to irrational inconsistencies in decision making compared to college students and post-college adults... More

    Intelligence Agents May Be Prone to Irrational Decision Making

    Research suggests that intelligence agents may be more prone to irrational inconsistencies in decision making compared to college students and post-college adults... More

  • We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show... More

    Choice May Sometimes Be A Cognitive Illusion

    We may believe that we’re making decisions consciously when the decisions have actually already been made, results from two studies show... More

  • The way information is presented, or “framed,” when people are confronted with a situation can influence decision-making... More

    How Language ‘Framing’ Influences Decision-Making

    The way information is presented, or “framed,” when people are confronted with a situation can influence decision-making... More

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