Monthly Archives: August 2012

Understanding the Psychology of the American Idea of Choice: Scientific American

Understanding the Psychology of the American Idea of Choice: Scientific American. “For Americans, the idea of choice may be more strongly linked to ideals such as independence from societal constraints. Even a minor focus on small choices can activate these ideals, leading Americans to overemphasize the role that choice has in shaping our life outcomes. […]

Who Cares If Samsung Copied Apple? – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review

Who Cares If Samsung Copied Apple? – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review.

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size: Scientific American

Social Network Size Linked to Brain Size: Scientific American.

Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable | The Scientist

Indeed, recent neuroscience investigations demonstrate that effective decision-making involves not just cognitive centers but also emotional areas such as the hippocampus and amygdala. This interplay of cognitive-emotional processing allows conflicts of interest to affect decision-making in a way that is hidden from the person making the decision.Despite these findings, many individuals are dismissive of the […]