Decision Making

Sudden-Death Aversion

Seconds left on the clock and a decision to make: Do you kick a field and head to overtime or risk a two-point conversion for the immediate win?

Brag Wisely

Instinct tells us that the lowest points in our lives should be locked away from the judging eyes and ears of others. Yet our failures may be the ticket to success for us and others.

Rationalizing the “Irrational”

When we examine objectives from an evolutionary biology perspective, we see that what appears irrational might simply be a misunderstanding on our part of what someone’s objectives are.

Why Don’t People Take Free Cash?

Two economists are walking down the street. One sees a $20 bill lying on the sidewalk and says, “Look at that $20 bill!” The second economist responds, “Nah, that’s not a $20 bill. If it was, someone would have picked it up already.”