Should You Go With Your Gut?

fountain penAre you someone who relies on logic, pros and cons lists and deliberative thought, to make the important decisions in you life? Or are you someone who makes “gut” decisions—choices rooted in emotion and feeling that are not always logical?

Traditionally, deliberating and weighing pros and cons has been considered the better approach for making good life decisions, Whether deciding on where to go for your next vacation or the right career path, many have long held the belief that emotion interferes with decision making. A new study in the August issue of Emotion investigates the benefits of emotion-focused decision making. Continue reading “Should You Go With Your Gut?” »