Affect and decision making

Choices we make "in the heat of the moment" are often different from those we make while "cool and collected." Examples include unsafe sex, impulse purchases and ill-considered online behaviour. We are examining the effects…
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Motivational influences on attention and memory

Goals and motivations influence what we perceive, how we attend, and what we remember. While motivation can occasionally bias and blindside us (e.g., “wishful thinking”), its effect on cognition is generally beneficial. This is because…
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Future-oriented thought and decision making

As humans, we are capable of anticipating, simulating, and preparing for the future. The more effectively we use these abilities, the better equipped we are to choose actions and behaviours that will help us to…
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