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Mindset and Major Decisions

UCLA Anderson’s Kareem Haggag and his colleagues studied the way in which a mindset during a particular experience can affect the choices we make connected to that similar experiences in the future. This has been found true even for judges. In a 2011 study, judges were found to grant parole in cases they heard either first thing in the morning or right after their lunch break.

This means that there are many factors that might affect our decisions, including the ways we first experience a situation and not necessarily on legal merit. This is also something that affects careers and the way people choose their majors and line of work.

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