Satisficers and Maximisers: The cultural impact on decision-making styles

Shalinee Tripathi General Psychology 1 Comment

The freedom of choice has become deeply ingrained in our social fabric.  The ‘satisficing’ concept was first proposed by Herbert A. Simon, who created the portmanteau by combining the words ‘satisfying’ and ‘sufficing’. He developed the idea in 1956 as a way of explaining a particular form of decision-making known or cognitive heuristic. Simon believed that when satisficers are presented with …

Exploring the Harrison Paradoxes of achievement

Devika Kapur September 2020, Webinars Leave a Comment

The feeling of achievement has a lot to do with how we perceive and approach a certain task. The Harrison Paradoxes are were constructed in a way that two aspects of cognitive or behavioral issues, which may seem contradictory at first but instead work, hand-in-hand. Together, we explore three paradoxes of achievement and observe their implementation in our daily lives: …

Discussing the Harrison Paradoxes of motivation

Devika Kapur September 2020, Webinars Leave a Comment

Sustained motivation is the balance of self-motivation and stress for each individual in any field of their life. The Harrison Paradoxes are were constructed in a way that two aspects of cognitive or behavioral issues, which may seem contradictory at first but instead work, hand-in-hand. Together, we explore three paradoxes of motivation: The Paradox of motivation is seen when an …

Coaching laser logical employees to trust their hunches more

Devika Kapur September 2020, Webinars Leave a Comment

A major issue with the more practical industry workers, like engineers, accountants, data analyzers, etc. is their reliability on hard data. Many times in corporate situations, one needs to have the ability to trust their gut and intuition because it is possible that they aren’t many data points present to make a decision, at that moment in time. The apprehension …