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Shafir and a colleague, Donald Redelmeier, demonstrates that paralysis can also be caused by choice.

...Giving students two good alternatives to studying, rather than one, paradoxically makes them less likely to choose either. This isn't "rational," but it is human.

Prioritization rescues people from the quicksand of decision angst, and that's why finding the core is so valuable. The people who listen to us will be constantly making decisions in an environment of uncertainty. They will suffer from the need to choose--even when the choice is between two good options, like the lecture and the foreign film.

Core messages help people avoid bad choices by reminding them of what's important.
Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made to Stick --pp.36-37Saved by mlsscaress in priorities choice uncertainty human rational paralysis decisionangst 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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