Improving Decisions

Max Bazerman, Dolly Chugh and I outlined why we believe the goal of improving decision-making is so important in a paper we were invited to write about the biggest unanswered questions in the field of behavioral decision research, which was highlighted in an American Psychological Society Observer cover story.

Another piece I co-authored with Jack Soll and John Payne provided an even more detailed look at what we know about how decisions can be improved. Areas where I have focused my efforts when it comes to the study of improving decisions include under-saving for retirement, exercising too little, eating too much junk food, and failing to receive the preventive care recommended for us by medical professionals.