News tagged with judgments

On the face of it, voting's superficial

Are voters truly sophisticated and rational decision makers? Apparently not. Their choices are heavily influenced by superficial, nonverbal cues, such as politicians' appearance, according to Christopher Olivola from University ...

dateJun 15, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Moral dilemma scenarios prone to biases

Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims. The trolley can be redirected so that only one person's life is at stake. Psychologists and philosophers have been using moral ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Trust your gut: Too much thinking leads to bad choices

Don't think too much before purchasing that new car or television. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who deliberate about decisions make less accurate judgments than people who trust their ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in Other
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Moral dilemma when money's at stake

On the seventh anniversary of the global financial crisis, a study has found that it may be possible, with specific ethics training, to improve the moral judgment of finance students.

dateSep 15, 2015 in Social Sciences
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