Psychology / Psychiatry News

Decision-Making Via Gut-Feeling And Logic

For decades, science has suggested that when people make decisions, they tend to ignore logic and go with the gut. But Wim De Neys, a psychological scientist at the University of Toulouse in France, has a new suggestion: Maybe thinking about logic is also intuitive. He writes about this idea in the January issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Psychologists have partly based their conclusions about reasoning and decision-making on questions like this one:

"Bill is 34. He is intelligent, punctual but unimaginative and somewhat lifeless. In school, he was strong in mathematics but weak in social studies and humanities.

Which one of the following statements is most likely?

Improvements In Unipolar And Bipolar Depression Following Deep Brain Stimulation

A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The study was published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Interview Technique To Determine What They Are Really Like

Little things can be revealing in an interview and a skilled interviewer can look beneath the surface to discover the real candidate.

Selecting the right people to lead and build effective executive teams is critical to developing successful organizations and the interviewing process can be the most important step.

Hiring ineffective leaders can lead to a variety of negative outcomes for an organization including diminished morale business performance.

That's why companies will often turn to executive selection experts like Dean Stamoulis, who heads the Global Executive Assessment Practice for New York City-based Russell Reynolds Associates.


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