Ulterior Motives

How goals, both seen and unseen, drive behavior

Stress decreases risk-taking in older adults.

Stress clearly changes people's behavior. Just think about the last time that you were driving and someone nearly plowed into you. Your driving behavior was probably affected for some time to come. Read More

The risks of old age

Old people do not recover as easily or as quickly either physically or monetarily as younger people. Hence it is healthy and adaptative to be more risk averse as you age and wholly wrong to accept wholesale advise from kids.

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Art Markman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas whose research spans a range of topics in the way people think.

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