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Make Better Decisions By Being Emotional

Advertisment design study for Pierce Arrow automobiles (1915). By Edward Penfield. Via Library of Congress collection.

If you’re not listening to your emotions, you’re likely making poor decisions. Here’s why.

Finding a Dime Can Make Your Last Year Happier

Stack of golden George Washington dollar coins,. (c) 2007 Bill Koslosky, MD (CC BY 2.5)

Remember things as being happier by contemplating something positive before you write your resume / CV. You can use this to help you feel happier at interviews and other situations.

Employees Who Aren’t Team Players Make The Team Perform Better, But Like It Less

Rugby Union players from Charters Towers (1904). Via Queensland State Library, collection.

Teams need oddballs to help them make the best decisions. So being a team player is not necessarily a good thing, since a whole team of team players will lead to poorer decision making. Summary of recent research.

Time Span of Discretion and Naturalistic Decision Making

Dome of the Belgian royal greenhouses in Laeken (external). (c) E. Forrest Christian

Klein, Gary. 1997. Making Decisions in Natural Environments. Alexandria, VA: Research and Advanced Concepts Office, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

I’ve been reading up on Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM). Klein and his colleagues studied how experts such as fire commanders actually make decisions. In turns out that they don’t, if you think of forma…

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