The Psychology of ‘No’

The sad truth is, we can be absolutely awful at making decisions that affect our long-term happiness. Recent work by psychologists has charted a set of predictable cognitive errors that lead us to mistakes like eating too much junk food, or saving too little for retirement. These quirks lead us to make similarly predictable errors when deciding where to live, how to live, how to move, and even how to build our cities.

(By Charles Montgomery via National Post)