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Time-inconsistent Preferences and Consumer Self-Control
Why do consumers sometimes act against their own better judgment, engaging in behavior that is often regretted after the fact and that would have been rejected with adequate forethought? More
Preference Reversals between Joint and Separate Evaluations of Options: A Review and Theoretical Analysis
Arguably, all judgments and decisions are made in 1 (or some combination) of 2 basic evaluation modes-joint evaluation mode (JE), in which multiple options are presented simultaneously and evaluated
Financial incentive-based approaches for weight loss: a randomized trial.
TLDR
The use of economic incentives produced significant weight loss during the 16 weeks of intervention that was not fully sustained, and incentive participants weighed significantly less at 7 months than at the study start.
Social Utility and Decision Making in Interpersonal Contexts
Three studies examined preferences for outcomes to self and a codisputant. Studies I and 2 estimated social utility functions from judgments of satisfaction with alternative outcomes. Comparing
The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest
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The Impossibility of Auditor Independence
The growing number of audit failures leads the authors to question the current auditing relationship. In no profession is impartiality more important than in auditing, they say. Yet psychological
Why good accountants do bad audits.
TLDR
True auditor independence will entail fundamental changes to the way the accounting industry operates, including full divestiture of consulting and tax services, rotation of auditing firms, and fixed-term contracts that prohibit client companies from firing their auditors.
Hot-cold empathy gaps and medical decision making.
  • G. Loewenstein
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Health psychology : official journal of the…
  • 1 July 2005
TLDR
The consequences for medical decision making are examined, showing, for example, that hot-cold empathy gaps can lead healthy persons to expose themselves excessively to health risks and can cause health care providers to undertreat patients for pain.
Financial Incentives for Extended Weight Loss: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
TLDR
Financial incentives produced significant weight loss over an 8-month intervention; however, participants regained weight post-intervention.
Disclosure: Psychology Changes Everything
We review literature examining the effects of laws and regulations that require public disclosure of information. These requirements are most sensibly imposed in situations characterized by
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