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.

How to approach choice and decision-making in our everyday lives when you have ADHD

Occam’s razor (or Ockham’s razor) is a philosophical principle designed to help determine the truth, or at least the most likely explanation. When there are multiple explanations or possibilities, the first line should be to go with the simplest choice. The more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation is. Occam’s razor states that the simplest or most obvious explanation is … Read more

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