Why Making Decisions During a Pandemic Is So Damn Hard

A risk psychologist explains why your brain seems to be working against you just when you need it the most.

In a perfect world, we make decisions using facts and logic and little else. This is why science and expertise matter, biases require exposure, and rational discussions should beat out heated rhetoric — in the home and in the public forum. So when you find yourself facing a decision like, “Should I send my kids back to school?” logic should prevail. The…

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