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The Science of Bad Money Decisions- How to Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls
-International Business Times (October 1, 2015)
"People of all ages are prone to follow a practice called the reflection effect, which describes the tendency to make risky decisions when faced with the possibility of great losses, but conservative decisions when tempted by extreme gains."
Why Do We Trust?
"A recent experiment shows that we value relationships for more than just financial gain."
WhyWe Persist in the
Face of Setbacks
Being in Control
Makes You More Persistent, Brain Scan
Red Pill or Blue
Bill: Who cares? Getting to Choose Is the Best Part
Though we agonize over some decisions, researchers have found that we generally like having choices. And after we choose something, we tend to like it more.
However, a new study examining the experience of choice, suggests that it’s not just about the selections — it’s about the selecting. Simply having the possibility to choose is pleasurable. ..." Read More...
Obama Selects Mauricio Delgado To Receive Prestigious Presidential
Early Career Award
Delgado, who is on faculty in the Psychology Department at Rutgers–Newark, has been named by President Barack Obama to receive the award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. ..." Read More...
° Under Pressure: Stress and Decision Making
Observer (APS) Vol. 23, No.6 (July/August 2010)
° Psychology and Trading: Stress Testing
° Auction Self-Control -- Going, Going, Gone
° Auction Bidding 'Driven by Fear'
BBC News, Sep. 26, 2008 (text)
° Not Exactly Rocket Science: Why Do People Overbid at Auctions?
Not Exactly Rocket Science (Science Blogs), Sep. 25, 2008 (text)
° Proving a Fear of Losing, Losing Face
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep. 29, 2008 (text)
° Brain Imaging Study Provides New Insight in to Why People Pay Too Much at Auctions
ScienceDaily, Sep. 28, 2008 (text)
° Science Centric: Brains Rely on Old and New Mechanisms to Diminish Fear
Science Centric, Sep. 11, 2008 (text)
° Neuron: Podcast on Emotion Regulation of Conditioned Fear
° When Craving is Better Than Getting
° Happy Thoughts May Dampen Cravings
New Scientist, June 29, 2008 (text)
° The Regulation of Positive Emotions Is Neurophysiological
° Going Broke? Blame your primitive brain
° 9/11 Study Reveals How Flashbulb Memories Form
The Telegraph (telegraph.co.uk), Dec. 15, 2006 (text)
° Proof That Losing Money Really is Scary
New Scientist, Oct. 18, 2006 (text)
° Perceptions of Morality Influence Economic Decisions, Brain Responses to Rewards
Science Daily, Oct. 17, 2005 (text)
° Scientists Reveal the Mechanisms Behind the Loss of Fear
° EurekAlert: The Machinery of Forgetting Fears
EurekAlert!, Sep. 15, 2004 (text)
° Goody-Goody Hormone Now Linked to Envy, Gloating
Scientific American, Aug. 3, 2009 (text)
° To Trust or Not to Trust: Ask Oxytocin by Mauricio Delgado
° BBC News: Trust Drug May Cure Social Phobia
BBC News, May 21, 2008 (text)
° Trust Again
ScienceNews, May 21, 2008 (text)
° The Neurochemistry of Forgiving and Forgetting
ScienceNOW Daily News, May 21, 2008 (text)
° The Stress of Poverty Changes the Brain
Scientific American, Feb. 19, 2008 (text)
° The Rewards of Being Shy
ScienceNOW Daily News, June 13, 2006 (text)
° Neuroscience and Behavior Alumni Present Research, Offer Advice
The Wesleyan Connection, Feb. 16, 2006 (text)
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