Decision Science

For Job Seekers, Breadth Brings Benefits

Feature | 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

Feature | 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

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

Feature | February 21, 2015

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

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No-Drama Deals

Feature | June 24, 2014

New research reveals how a common negotiation strategy can leave value on the table.

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Friendly Influence

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

Feature | April 03, 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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Eyeballing the Experts

Feature | March 21, 2014

What can umpires’ mistakes tell us about how status and reputation influence decision making?

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Save or Be Selfish?

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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Do Diverse Teams Work Harder — and Better?

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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