Decision making

How Strangers Influence What We Eat

This is an invited research digest contributed by Chelsea D. Christie (MA) and Dr. Frances S. Chen at the Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia. How do you decide what to eat? Would you say that you make a calculated decision after considering nutritional value, taste, and cost? Or do you choose food that… Continue reading How Strangers Influence What We Eat

Decision making

Paradoxical Consequences of Maximizing When Choosing the Best Friends

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. David B Newman at the University of Southern California. I recently received a Facebook invite to attend a friend’s party. Before indicating whether I would attend, I checked to see who else would be there. I also texted several other friends to find out what their… Continue reading Paradoxical Consequences of Maximizing When Choosing the Best Friends