The Choice Effect Book

The Choice Effect


  • Author : Amalia McGibbon
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-25
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580053563

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The Choice Effect Book Description :

Love choices but hate choosing? Welcome to the club. The Choice Effect is for young women who have all the opportunities in the world and no idea how to decide among them. It’s one thing to have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling careers or traveling the world—but what does it mean for our love lives? How can you know whether you’re with the right person—or if the time is right—when you haven’t vetted the other possibilities? With hard-won insight, plus interviews with a whole host of other women who are living it, the twentysomething friends and authors of The Choice Effect explain why their generation is sidestepping traditional timelines. They look at the question of choice in the twenty-first century as they give voice to their generation’s dilemma: How do you choose when you’ve been taught you can have it all?

The Paradox of Choice Book
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The Paradox of Choice


  • Author : Barry Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0061748994

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The Paradox of Choice Book Description :

Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs—has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

Neuroscience of Preference and Choice Book

Neuroscience of Preference and Choice


  • Author : Raymond Dolan
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123814319

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Neuroscience of Preference and Choice Book Description :

One of the most pressing questions in neuroscience, psychology and economics today is how does the brain generate preferences and make choices? With a unique interdisciplinary approach, this volume is among the first to explore the cognitive and neural mechanisms mediating the generation of the preferences that guide choice. From preferences determining mundane purchases, to social preferences influencing mating choice, through to moral decisions, the authors adopt diverse approaches to answer the question. Chapters explore the instability of preferences and the common neural processes that occur across preferences. Edited by one of the world's most renowned cognitive neuroscientists, each chapter is authored by an expert in the field, with a host of international contributors. Emphasis on common process underlying preference generation makes material applicable to a variety of disciplines - neuroscience, psychology, economics, law, philosophy, etc. Offers specific focus on how preferences are generated to guide decision making, carefully examining one aspect of the broad field of neuroeconomics and complementing existing volumes Features outstanding, international scholarship, with chapters written by an expert in the topic area

Choice Based Conjoint Analysis Book

Choice Based Conjoint Analysis


  • Author : Damaraju Raghavarao
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420099973

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Choice Based Conjoint Analysis Book Description :

Conjoint analysis (CA) and discrete choice experimentation (DCE) are tools used in marketing, economics, transportation, health, tourism, and other areas to develop and modify products, services, policies, and programs, specifically ones that can be described in terms of attributes. A specific combination of attributes is called a concept profile. Building on the authors’ significant work in the field, Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis: Models and Designs explores the design of experiment (DOE) issues that occur when constructing concept profiles and shows how to modify commonly used designs for solving DCE and CA problems. The authors provide historical and statistical background and discuss the concepts and inference. The book covers designs appropriate for four classes of DOE problems: (1) attributes in CA and DCE studies are often ordered; (2) studies increasingly are computer-assisted; (3) choice is often influenced by competition; and (4) constraints may exist on attribute levels. Discussion begins with commonly used "generic" designs. The text then presents designs that avoid "dominated" or "dominating" profiles that may occur with ordered attributes and explores the use of orthogonal polynomials to describe relationships between ordered attribute levels and preference. Computer administration entails limited "screen real estate" for presenting concept profiles. The book covers approaches for subsetting attributes and/or levels to "fit" profiles into available "screen real estate." It then discusses strategies for sequential experimentation. Choice also is influenced by the availability of competing alternatives. The book uses availability and cross-effects designs to illustrate the design and analysis of portfolios and shows the relationship between availability effects and interaction effects in analysis of variance models. The last chapter highlights approaches to experimental design in which constraints are imposed on the levels of attributes. These design

School Choice Book

School Choice


  • Author : Susan Phillips
  • Publisher : SAEE
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: School choice
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 9780973404647

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Corruption in International Trade and Commercial Arbitration Book

Corruption in International Trade and Commercial Arbitration


  • Author : Abdulhay Sayed
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9789041122360

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Corruption in International Trade and Commercial Arbitration Book Description :

Descreve como a corrupção é julgada na arbitragem comercial internacional. Procura explicar porque não há uma uniformidade na política arbitral em relação à corrupção. Analisa casos relativos à corrupção e arbitragem. Examina a legislação sobre corrupção, assim como convenções internacionais relevantes.

Innovation  Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation Book

Innovation Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation


  • Author : Uwe Cantner
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540494652

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Innovation Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation Book Description :

This book provides an account of work in the Schumpeterian and evolutionary tradition of industrial dynamics and the evolution of industries. It is shown that over time industries evolve and change their structure. In this dynamic process, change is affected and sometimes constraint by many factors, including knowledge and technologies, the capabilities and incentives of actors, new products and processes, and institutions.

Learning  Speech  and the Complex Effects of Punishment Book

Learning Speech and the Complex Effects of Punishment


  • Author : Donald K. Routh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468441963

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Learning Speech and the Complex Effects of Punishment Book Description :

DONALD K. ROUTH WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT A reader who happens onto this book on the library shelf may find the title a puzzle. Learning is one broad subject. Speech is another. And the "complex effects of punishment" might seem far afield from either. Perhaps, intrigued by this apparent diversity and wanting to discover what common theme underlies it, the reader may begin leafing through the chapters. The first one recounts a series of studies of rats-using learning techniques from the psychology laboratory, to be sure, but applied to the study of behavior genetics, sex differences, and aging. The second chapter has to do with young children's discrimination learning. Then, there is a chapter on learning sets. Next, there is a chapter on stuttering. Then the topic shifts back to the study of learning in rats. Then, there is a clinical chapter on punishment effects. Finally, there is a historically oriented essay on Iowa psychology graduates. Surely, by now the puzzled reader wants an explana tion of why such diversity belongs between the covers of a single book.