decision making

Rationality After a Conflict

Is it possible to be rational after a conflict? After a conflict, thinking rationally and cooperating with the other person seems difficult, even if it’s for your own good. It’s even less common in a group setting. If your group has…

Hick’s Law and Decision-Making

Decision-making is a complex process in which experience, emotions, and will come into play. This is why science has been studying the mechanisms that come into play when a person makes decisions for many years now. Hick’s law explains this…

An Optimist’s Brain Works Differently

An optimist’s brain focuses, processes, and understands reality in a different way. This ability to see a ray of light where others see only walls and darkness comes from specific regions in the brain. These areas are trained in openness, flexibility,…

When Prudence Is Really Fear

Prudence is a virtue that completely permeates a person’s personality. When someone cultivates prudence, it turns into a something like a halo around everything they do. Aristotle defined it as that which encourages decent and correct behavior. The church considers it one…

Self-Sabotage: When You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Self-sabotage is the tendency to make things hard for yourself by creating limits and complications that impede progress towards your goals. If you think back to your past, you’ll probably recall a few situations when you failed to reach your…