New experiments show that the experience of thinking fast makes people more likely to take risks. This discovery suggests that some of the innovations of the modern world—fast-paced movies, social media sites with a constant flow of fresh updates—are pushing people toward riskier behavior. An article describing two experiments showing More
People aren’t very good at making decisions that involve risk. Many people are afraid of airplanes, although accidents are extremely rare; some people even drive to avoid flying, putting themselves at more risk. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of More
CNN: It was hot at 3 a.m. in a small town in North Carolina, and there wasn’t a lot for a group of teenagers to do. So, Hillary Tillotson, her brother and three other guys sneaked under a fence to go swimming at a private pool down the street. Only More
Financial Post: A growing number of studies suggest having women in a company’s boardroom and executive suites fundamentally changes the corporation’s decision-making process -and can improve the balance sheet. While this is usually attributed to the fact women take fewer risks than men, a study published this month suggests the More
Calgary Herald: A growing number of studies suggest that having women in a company’s boardroom and executive suites fundamentally changes a corporation’s decision-making process – and can improve the balance sheet too. While this is usually attributed to the fact that women take fewer risks than men, a study published More
CBS News: “A real man doesn’t let anyone push him around.” If you agree with that that statement, you’re buying in to the “culture of honor” that predominates in some parts of the country. You could also be putting your life on the line, a new study suggests. Men who More
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