Decision Science

Friendly Influence

Ideas at Work: Feature
May 15, 2014
A new study sheds light on how the structures of social networks help or hinder the spread ideas, fashion, and even social movements.
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Competing With Bias

Ideas at Work: Feature
April 3, 2014

Research shows how discrimination works in the hiring process and suggests that science and tech firms that leave it unaddressed may overlook talented female candidates.

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Save or Be Selfish?

Ideas at Work: Feature
January 24, 2014
A new model can help economists understand how spouses make financial decisions — and why many couples struggle to save.
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For Job Seekers, Breadth Brings Benefits

Ideas at Work: Feature
Agatha Bordonaro |  August 13, 2015

For highly qualified job applicants, a diverse background can help you stand out in a competitive field, attracting more offers and higher pay.

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Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

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Elizabeth C. Webb |  April 21, 2015

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

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Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat

Ideas at Work: Feature
March 10, 2015

When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.

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To Anchor a Negotiation, Two Points May Be Better Than One

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Daniel Ames & Malia Mason |  February 21, 2015

Opening ranges offer negotiators unexpected benefits both in relationships and final settlements

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No-Drama Deals

Ideas at Work: Feature
June 24, 2014
New research reveals how a common negotiation strategy can leave value on the table.
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Eyeballing the Experts

Ideas at Work: Feature
March 21, 2014
What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?
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Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

Ideas at Work: Feature
December 20, 2013
Individuals who view their colleagues as different than themselves focus less on getting along and more on getting to work.
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