Kim Basinger, the 80’s sex symbol, was forced to declare bankruptcy and to sell part of a city she had bought for 20 million dollars.
We tend to perceived more positively products from companies that are socially invested, when compared to those who do not adopt this policy.
It was 1983, the Cold War was rampaging, and a man that most of the world had never heard of would have become the greatest hero of all time.
Has it ever happened to you that you rejected a proposal, not because it was disadvantageous but because you didn’t like the counterpart?
Hurrying to finish something has a cost that balances or surpasses the benefits. Stop when the time ends and you will learn self-discipline.
The expression illusion of control demonstrates the tendency of human beings to believe that they have control.
Being honest is not easy, let’s be honest…. And not always do the examples highlighted in the press help us stand firm on our good intentions.
Has it ever happened to you that you were so moved by a performance that you cried, without being able to explain later what you had experienced emotionally?
It’s called the cheerleader effect, the cognitive bias that leads us to think that individuals are more attractive than they really are when they are in a group, rather than alone.
This riddle, known as the surgeon dilemma, is useful to show how prejudices, stereotypes, convictions and beliefs work. How much and in what way we allow to be influenced by biases and heuristics, or, more commonly, mental traps, as further proof of man’s irrationality.