Emotions interfere with investing decisions more than we thought The stereotype of a high-rolling Wall Street trader is a young, aggressive man oozing with testosterone-fuelled confidence and the nerve to take big risks. In fact, financial professionals are known to … Continue reading Testosterone and financial bubbles
When Should You Trust Your Gut? Here’s What the Science Says Every day, we are met with intuitions that appear to provide the answers to questions in our lives. We step outside on a sunny day, and a nagging feeling … Continue reading In defense of gut feelings
Power Causes Brain Damage If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. But can … Continue reading Neurons and power
Money Matters Many of us have a tendency to focus on today’s financial needs, and bury our heads in the sand when it comes to thinking about saving, particularly for retirement. That time of life can seem such a long … Continue reading The end of history illusion
Can Medical Empathy Survive the Technological Revolution? Last week, over 700 physicians, scientists, technologists, hackers and inventors gathered at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego for the 7th annual Exponential Medicine Conference to explore how the convergence of new technologies … Continue reading Empathy in healthcare
The Psychology of Giving Human Names to Your Stuff According to a 2013 poll from the insurance company Nationwide, around 25 percent of car owners have named their ride. Granted, the survey isn’t exactly scientific, but while the statistic may … Continue reading Treating nonhumans as humans
We are witnessing a renaissance in psychology There’s been a lot of talk of the crisis in psychology. For decades, and often with the best of intentions, researchers have engaged in practices that have made it likely their results are … Continue reading Psychology is not in crisis?