Cognitive Biases Are Bad for Business

May 20th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor The conventional wisdom in classical economics is that we humans are “rational actors” who, by our nature, make decisions and behave in ways that maximize advantage and utility and minimize risk and costs. This theory has driven economic policy for generations despite daily anecdotal evidence that we are anything but rational, […]


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Does Modern Academia Encourage Unthinking Acceptance of Authority?

May 12th, 2013

By Dan Miller This post is based in large part on an article titled Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill. Is there a current tendency to consider those who cherish and seek to preserve our rights, including those under the First and Second Amendments, mentally ill for that reason? Interesting for the focused question it poses directly, […]


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What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship with Technology?

May 8th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor To give you a sense of the scope of the effect of technology on the psychological and emotional health of young people, I want to describe the results of an international study involving more than 1000 students from ten countries across five continents that asked students to disconnect from technology for 24 […]


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How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

April 24th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made […]


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What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

April 16th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on […]


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