Tag: decision making

The best and worst times to have your case reviewed by a judge

Recently, I’ve been working my way through Daniel Kahneman’s fascinating book on human decision making, “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” In the third chapter, Kahneman discusses how external factors can affect our tendency to fall back on easy “default” decisions instead

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Football referees are unfair when awarding penalty kicks

After the controversial referee call that decided yesterday’s World Cup football match between Brazil and Croatia, I wondered if professional football referees had any consistent biases when they make these potentially controversial calls. After all, referees are forced to make

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Bigger groups make better decisions

In his seminal work in 1907, Vox Populi (The Wisdom of the Crowds), Sir Francis Galton looked at the results of a weight-judging competition where participants had to guess the weight of an ox for a monetary prize. As would

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