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The psychology of decision-making, agency, and control.
Magda Osman, Ph.D.
Are there practical problems with thinking about the mind as divided in two (automatic vs. deliberate)? It seems that we might need to change our thinking about how we think.
How do we make nudges work better, and for longer? By better characterizing the environment in which we want to improve the decisions people make.
When playing an economic game, a study shows that those that were assigned as "lower status" players were more likely to share their wealth than their "higher status" counterparts.
Can we solve the organ shortage by designing an automatic opt-out organ donation register?
Using psychological techniques to help improve behaviour—from saving for retirement to eating more healthily—might be a good idea, but we still don't know how effective they are.
What is the psychology behind our experiences of coincidences? Essentially our experiences of coincidences are based on basic cognitive mechanisms that helps us navigate the world
What does it mean to believe that the unconscious drives what we do? Subliminal advertising is used as an example to discuss the problems with this belief.
Magda Osman, Ph.D., is Reader in Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, and the author of Future-Minded: The Psychology of Agency and Control.