Essential Reads

Introduction to Investing in Healthy Minds

How can and should we invest in the mental health of young people?

Are Women Better Managers Than Men?

In the study, female managers outperform male on employee engagement scores.

The Advantage of Quitting

The sunk cost fallacy

10 Tips to Change From Reactive to Proactive in Situations

10 Ways to Be Less Reactive in Difficult Situations

Recent Posts on Behavioral Economics

Newsflash for Investors and Gamblers: Winning Causes Losing

By Anita E. Kelly Ph.D. on September 27, 2010 in Insight
Two new experiments show that winning caused gamblers to bet recklessly.

Three tips for the mobile healthcare industry

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D. on September 24, 2010 in Baffled by Numbers
When the mobile healthcare conference ends, the real lesson to developers begins, taught by grumpy old women.

A Generational Chasm in Spending Ideals

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D. on September 24, 2010 in The Why Behind the Buy
 Like everyone else, Gen Y has reduced their spending out of necessity. But it's been to a lesser extent than older generations. More importantly, their feelings about shopping and buying remain more positive than the over 30 crowd, and less changed by their recessionary shopping strategies. 

Seeking long-term fulfillment, not happiness, will get you through these economic hard times.

With the plunging of the world's economy into debt, how can you avoid despair? Maintaining your equanimity by focusing on what's important in life can help you even in these very tough times.

5 Tips for Loving Life in Tough Economic Times

By Brad Klontz Psy.D., CFP on September 18, 2010 in Mind Over Money
Times are tough. The recession may be over on Wall Street, but no one has told Main Street.

Mirroring Care

What I do impacts you and what you do impacts me. Our brains activate when we witness other people's actions in the same way they do when we perform those same actions ourselves. And feeling what others do and feel has a direct affect on our ability to heal.

Measuring Happiness One Nation at a Time

By Carol Graham on September 08, 2010 in Happiness Around the World
That there is a flood of interest in the study of happiness may be a sign of the times-- the recent financial crisis and uncertain economic future. Many people are questioning the role of income relative to other factors as they assess their well being, not least because many have lost a great deal of income. It seems a good time to raise the question: Is money is indeed the key to happiness?

The Four I's

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 06, 2010 in Ambigamy
An evolutionary account of self counts not one but four basic selves in interaction with each other. Introspective Intelligence is an effort to get them well orchestrated with each other.

The Dignity of Work: Transforming the One-Size-Fits-All Workhouse into a Custom-Fit Workplace

When the history of the dignity movement is written, The Custom-Fit Workplace will stand as a beacon that lit the way.

Get Married, Get Wealthy?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 31, 2010 in Living Single
A writer cites a study showing that continuously married people accumulate greater net worth over time than single people do. She makes up explanations - for example, that married couples have people who care about them (whereas singles, apparently, do not) and that married people have the necessary "judgment and perseverance." I throw some cold data on her smug theories, and shine a light on the results she doesn't want you to see.