When do we avoid health-risk information? Quality information is fundamental to forming accurate judgments. However, some empirical studies suggest that in real life decision-makers often prefer knowing less to more. We tested conditions under which individuals ignore health-risk information in an incentivized online experiment.
When inducing affective decision making statistical significance may be not enough? There is a wide array of research on the impact of emotions on decision-making process. Success of such studies in psychology and behavioural economics often hinges upon effectively inducing the desired – emotional or analytical – processing style.
Identifying predictors of preventive behaviors – an experimental study. we wanted to test whether: risk information modeled after the one provided by genetic testing for avoidable diseases, increased effectiveness of prevention, high disease severity will lead patients to engage in preventive behaviors.