Why do we click on some social media posts but not on others? Researchers did a deep dive to get to the bottom of what they call the "non-click" decision.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Cognitive limitations lead to skewed perception of probability that can cause disastrous decisions, researchers say. But we also compensate to get by.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
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Pessimism is a particularly useful strategy in making decisions when it comes to long-term survival, even when it can seem "irrational," researchers say.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.
June 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.
June 29, 2020 • ~10 min
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A new survey shows a majority of parents will likely send their kids back to school this fall and support measures to help keep kids safe from COVID-19.
June 29, 2020 • ~8 min
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