Why Confidence May Be Your Biggest Financial Risk in Retirement

Decision Science News | January 26, 2015

Practice and experience that come with age may offset much of the adverse impact from slipping brainpower, say Read Article

The next energy revolution won’t be in wind or solar. It will be in our brains.

Decision Science News | January 23, 2015

One popular paradigm for thinking about how to deal with the problem of global warming is to divide the problem into “wedges.” Thus, one wedge would be to increase solar power.

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Rising Consumer Delinquencies and Persistent Wealth Gap Foreseen in North America: FICO Survey

Decision Science News | January 21, 2015

A survey conducted by FICO finds that while consumer deliquencies and credit card debt are expected to rise in the first half of 2015, the U.S. and Canada are less pessimistic than previous quarters regarding student loan delinquencies. 



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Decision Science News | January 15, 2015

New research shows cognitive aging does not spell doom for financial decision-making

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As We Age, We Get Both Smarter and Less Smart

Decision Science News | January 15, 2015

The bad news: our brains slow down as we age. As early as our 30s, "fluid intelligence" starts deteriorating. The good news: another type of smarts—"crystallized intelligence," or the ability to use skills, knowledge, and experience—keeps growing until we get elderly.

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Thinking about how you’ll be remembered by future generations can prompt pro-environment behavior.

Decision Science News | January 12, 2015

Most Americans believe that climate change is occurring. But as a recentPew survey confirms, we don’t view it as a high-priority problem. After all, we reason, its most severe impacts won’t be felt for decades. So why change our behavior now?

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Graying, but still golden

Decision Science News | January 12, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Getting old doesn't spell doom when it comes to making important financial decisions, a team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor report in a just published paper.

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Sound credit scores and financial decisions despite cognitive aging

Decision Science News | January 12, 2015

At a time when the world’s 65-and-older population will double by 2035, policy changes have transferred many complex financial and healthcare decisions to individuals. Age-related declines in cognitive ability raise the specter that older adults facing major financial decisions may find them increasingly challenging. We explore whether knowledge and expertise accumulated from past decisions can offset age-related cognitive declines.

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Your brain on climate change: why the threat produces apathy, not action

Decision Science News | December 1, 2014

Voter behavior has long held mysteries for both politicians and psychologists. Why do poor and working-class voters across the US South, for instance, still line up to support conservative candidates whose policies favor the rich, weaken the social-safety net and limit access to affordable health care?

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Opinion: We're leaving too many energy dollars behind us, on the ground

Decision Science News | July 10, 2014

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