Tough Choice

Tough Choice

Why an excess of options leaves us increasingly unhappy with the decisions we make.

Why Selective Colleges (and Outstanding Students) Should Be Less Selective

By Barry Schwartz
Current admissions processes at top universities are expensive and inefficient.

Trader Joe's, Where Less Is More

By Marina Krakovsky
How Trader Joe's Profits from Offering Limited Product Selection

5 Tough Choices You Face When Chronically Ill or in Pain

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Chronic pain and illness require the courage to make tough choices.

What Race is George Zimmerman?

By Jefferson M Fish Ph.D.
George Zimmerman has been described as white, a white Hispanic, and mixed race

When Adolescents become their Own Worst Enemy

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Watch out for self-defeating and self-destructive behaviors in adolescence

Are Second-Hand Lovers Merely a Second Best?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
On the romantic value of being the last

How to Stay Cool Under Pressure

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to keep cool under pressure: Handling anger, nervousness, fear & indecision

With Food Choices, Are You a "Maximizer" or a "Satisficer?"

By Meg Selig
For more satisfying eating, decide to become a "satisficer."

Are You Agitating or Thinking?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you obsess, stuck in mental wheel-spinning, when you need to make a decision?

The Psychology of Bidding on The Price is Right

By Scott Rick Ph.D.
How do contestants balance moral considerations and rational self-interest?

Your Situation Rooms: How Decisions Happen and Don't

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
"Don't Go There" as "Please don't make me visit that situation room"

Work-Life "Balance" Is Impossible -- And Why That's Good

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D.
Both "work" and "life" are on the same side of the true scale.

What If We Choose To Do It With Love?

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Racial Justice Requires a Choice That Seems Hard to Make

Can Females Influence The Culture of Sports?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Our potential role on the athletic fields.

How do people define the "good life"?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Research shows that self-development increases happiness.

Identity at Work: Career Crafting

By Kristine Anthis Ph.D.
Why it's better to create, rather than follow, our bliss

Amy Ferris: Assisted Loving

By Jennifer Haupt
A daughter's struggle to come to terms with her mother's dementia.