Anxious people worry about risk, not loss

Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things won’t go as expected (risk) or that something bad will happen (loss). Aversion to risk and loss have powerful influences on how we make decisions. In a new paper researchers studied the influence of risk and loss aversion in people with anxiety, a disorder characterized by debilitating avoidance behavior and difficulties making daily-life decisions.

Focusing on The Success of Others Can Make Us Selfish

Successful cooperation in groups is dependent on how people gather information about peers, and thus make cooperative decisions on that information. This decision making process can affect our social decision making.