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Learning the right lessons from life
Emre Soyer, Ph.D., and Robin M. Hogarth, Ph.D.
What we learn from experience becomes efficient and durable. But it also creates a disadvantage. We can struggle to adapt to changing circumstances.
In life, what we observe shapes what we know, even when it contains irrelevant details that lead to misperceptions and illusions.
When it comes to experience, out of sight easily and convincingly becomes out of mind.
Kind vs. wicked experience: Learning the right lessons to improve decisions.
By investing in systematically imagining -the outcomes of disasters in the days where there are none, we can do a better job of managing our attention when they inevitably strike.
Snap judgments are based on our experience. What if, however, that experience is not reliable for the decision we are trying to make?
What should we do when intuition clashes with analysis in an important decision? Stick with analysis? Go with intuition? Here's how to decide.
While it often serves us well and guides us in our daily decisions, experience may lead us astray when we face rare disasters with dire consequences.
Impressive Interview: What advice to give to a job candidate?
Most forecasters have poor track records. Why is there still a demand for predictions?
A simple trick to remind ourselves of a future habit.
Can we learn from the experience and expertise of a physician and an astrologer in a way that is both reasonable and useful for the audience?
Could there be threats out there against which all humanity can unite and actually stand a good chance?
Unexpected insights we can learn from the ribbons that we use everyday to keep our feet in our shoes.
How often do you give advice to others? Are you a good advisor? How do you know?
How can some of those who harass others stay under the radar for such a long time? What is the appropriate response to these cases? What could prevent them in the first place?
If J. K. Rowling got rejected, so will you.
Chief Justice Roberts' speech highlights the power of personal experience.
Einhorn: We are actually a lot happier than we think we are.
Emre Soyer, Ph.D., is a behavioral scientist at Istanbul’s Ozyegin University and INSEAD. Robin M. Hogarth, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist and emeritus professor at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University.