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A yogi’s twist on decision science
Eva M. Krockow Ph.D.
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Mental accounting is a common strategy to avoid overspending. But beware of common pitfalls - they can have quite the opposite effect!
Struggling with big choices? Don't overlook the opportunities they offer.
Conjuring self-control is easier said than done. Strategies to inhibit the "hot" decision system can go a long way.
By taking charge and designing the choice context we need, we can guide decision making to produce the choices we want.
Do you waste precious time making small decisions? A few simple decision rules can make life easier.
Too many choices can leave you dissatisfied and disappointed. How can we design a healthy choice environment?
How can we cope with 35,000 choices per day? Increased awareness through yoga can go a long way.
Eva Krockow, Ph.D., is a researcher in decision making at the University of Leicester.