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Maximizers versus satisficers: Decision-making styles, competence, and outcomes
Our previous research suggests that people reporting a stronger desire to maximize obtain worse life outcomes (Bruine de Bruin et al., 2007). Here, we examine whether this finding may be explained byExpand
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Preparing for smart grid technologies: A behavioral decision research approach to understanding consumer expectations about smart meters
With the enactment of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, U.S. President Obama made a public commitment to a new approach to energy production and transmission in the United States. ItExpand
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Expectations of Inflation: The Role of Demographic Variables, Expectation Formation, and Financial Literacy
When financial decisions have consequences beyond the immediate future, individuals' economic success may depend on their ability to forecast the rate of inflation. Higher inflation expectations haveExpand
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Expectations of Inflation: The Biasing Effect of Thoughts about Specific Prices
National surveys follow consumers’ expectations of future inflation, because these may directly affect the economic choices they make, indirectly affect macro-economic outcomes, and are considered inExpand
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Measuring consumer uncertainty about future inflation
Survey measures of consumer inflation expectations have an important shortcoming in that, while providing useful summary measures of the distribution of point forecasts across individuals, theyExpand
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Explaining adult age differences in decision‐making competence
Studies on aging-related changes in decision making report mixed results. Some decision-making skills decline with age, while others remain unchanged or improve. Because fluid cognitive abilityExpand
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The effect of question wording on consumers’ reported inflation expectations
Economists and policy makers increasingly consult national household surveys asking individuals about their economic circumstances, financial decisions, and expectations for the future. For decades,Expand
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Fifty–fifty = 50%?
Several recent surveys have asked respondents to estimate the probabilities of relatively unlikely events, such as dying from breast cancer and smoking. Examination of their response distributionsExpand
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I can take the risk, but you should be safe: Self-other differences in situations involving physical safety
Prior research on self-other differences involving risk have found that individuals make riskier decisions for others than for the self in situations where risk taking is valued. We expand thisExpand
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Preferences and concerns for quality of life technology among older adults and persons with disabilities: National survey results
Efforts to develop novel technologies that address the everyday challenges faced by older adults and persons with disabilities are constrained by limited understanding of their perspectives asExpand
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