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Irrational Thinking

Mindfulness And Loss: The Past Is Just the Past

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The sunk-cost bias is the tendency to persist with an endeavor once we've made an investment of money or time or effort. A team of psychological scientists has been exploring the possibility that mindfulness meditation might help people overcome this particular kind of irrational thinking.

Budgets and Biases: Summing Up American Values

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists Daniel Ames and Susan Fiske are reporting evidence that our judgments of harm may be badly distorted by deeply-rooted cognitive biases that operate out of our awareness. Specifically, we may be prone to exaggerate damage when we perceive it as deliberate and blameworthy.

It's Time: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Barry Michels | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Barry Michels

For most of us, avoidance becomes a way of life. We barricade ourselves behind an invisible barrier and don't venture out because beyond the wall is pain. This safe space Phil and I call the "comfort zone."