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Entries by Art Markman, Ph.D. from 07/2011

The Dark Side of Choice in America

| Posted 07.04.2011 | Healthy Living

A paper in the June, 2011 issue of Psychological Science by Krishna Savani, Nicole Stephens and Hazel Markus suggests that Americans' affinity for choice comes with a social cost.

Why People Identify With Health Causes

| Posted 07.06.2011 | Healthy Living

The connection between disease and identity is important, because it can influence the effectiveness of methods of disease prevention.

Does Buying Products Reduce Giving?

| Posted 07.12.2011 | Healthy Living

When you wander through the grocery store, there are lots of products that tie themselves to social causes. The idea here is that everybody wins. But an interesting paper suggests things might not be so rosy for the charity.

You Don't Like What You Ignore

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living

The world is a busy place, made only busier by the amount of advertisements we are exposed to -- when people advertise, they make one of two assumptions on why such an investment will work.

Entrepreneurship vs. Corporate Thinking About Higher Education

| Posted 07.22.2011 | College

Over the past year in Texas, there has been vigorous debate about our public universities. Critics of Texas higher education have suggested a set of ...

When You Negotiate, Don't Argue

| Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

It appears that it is hard to be persuasive when negotiating. People enter negotiations knowing that the other party is an adversary. Each side wants to get the best deal, and so they treat every piece of information given by the other party with skepticism.