Human nature: Behavioral economists create model of our desire to make sense of it all

Posted by on May 9, 2016 2:56 pm
Categories: health

Researchers have identified a powerful human motive that has not been adequately appreciated by social and behavioral scientists: the drive to make sense of our lives and the world around us. They show that it can help to make sense of a wide range of disparate phenomena, including curiosity, boredom, confirmation bias and information avoidance, esthetics, caring about other’s beliefs, the importance of narrative and the role of ‘the good life’ in decision-making.

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