Category: Emotion research

Emotional Intelligence circa 2014

Fast Company recently wrote that EI or emotional intelligence is beginning to be considered along SAT scores in college admittance – at Yale no less! Likewise, the New York Times reported on how emotional awareness tactics are helping discouraged job seekers find work. What’s up with this? Why is emotion – that feared and denigrated […]

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Neuroscience & The Risk Manager including White Paper The Art of Algorithmic War

Coates, Shull, other experts weigh in on risk professionals’ attention to their discipline Thursday, May 02, 2013, Risk Professional Magazine (published by the Global Association of Risk Professionals – GARP) By Katherine Heires Over the past 20 years, advances in brain imaging technology and other methods of analyzing neural activity have yielded important insights into […]

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The Secret Ingredient to Success in The NYTimes

Last Sunday, the most successful trader I knew from the Chicago Options pits texted me this – “Self-examination is the key to noodle making and other accomplishments.” Now you should know two things – 1) this guy NEVER texts – we have been friends for going on 20 years and this is the very first […]

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Jamie, Psych Risk Management & Living to Trade Another Day

This is a true story. 3 years ago today (I have this weird memory for dates), I spotted Jamie Dimon and Bill Daley sitting outside Gibsons in Chicago. I just happened to have come from a lunch with Patricia Crisafulli who had written the House of Dimon and I had her book with his picture […]

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Report from The Society of Neuroeconomics

Last weekend, a group of the world’s preeminent neuroeconomists met in Evanston and the research findings reported on were strikingly different from even two years ago. Virtually nothing about system 1 (logic) and system 2 (emotion) and a new found appreciation for the integrated role of feelings and emotions in every risk decision. Antonio Damasio, […]

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Emotional Context – the eC – is the Clue to Behavioral Finance & Economics

The now vast field of behavioral finance can outline and articulate the mistakes we make in our choices. We look at questions that are in effect the same depending on how the question is worded, we evaluate the gain or loss of the same amount of money in a lopsided way, we can be primed […]

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Emoting, Thinking, Doing

A huge misconception exists across both the professional world of psychology as well then as the average human decision maker. It is axiomatic to believe in “controlling emotion”. Professional researchers talk in terms of “emotion regulation” but it is the same thing – and there is a very very good chance the entire concept is […]

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Positive Thinking isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

In the US at least, it’s taken as a given that feeling good is better than feeling bad. We “look on the bright side” as a matter of social pressure. If you say you feel angry, sad or anything else “negative”, you get pushback and even disdain. But a recent paper shows that this is […]

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