We may be great at making resolutions, but how well do we stick to them? Making the daily decisions required to implement our health resolutions can be harder than we imagine.
Making major health care decisions may also be difficult. People often underestimate their ability to adapt, and we’re not always good judges of what will make us happy–or miserable. Learning to tap our resilience can be extremely useful when we face medical catastrophes. Find out how the science of decision psychology can help you make smart choices in health care.
Guest: Peter A. Ubel, MD, is The Jack O. Blackburn Professor of Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford Institute of Duke University.
He is the author of You’re Stronger Than You Think: Tapping Into the Secrets of Emotionally Resilient People, and Free Market Madness: Why Human Nature is at Odds With Economics-and Why it Matters.
His website is www.peterubel.com/
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