We make thousands of choices each day: What to wear, what to eat, where to park. But some research shows making too many decisions can be exhausting — and might even lead to bad choices.
It’s called “decision fatigue.” A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found judges were more likely to make more favorable rulings in similar cases early in the day or if they took a break to eat a sandwich first.
This week on Noon Edition we’ll take a closer look at decision fatigue and its effects. We’ll talk with a Monroe County judge and experts who study decision making to see if the choices you make might be slowing you down.
Noon Edition airs Friday at 12 p.m.
Dr. Peter Todd, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
Jonathan Levav, Associate Professor of Business, Stanford University
Dr. Ed Hirt, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
Honorable Mary Ellen Diekhoff, Judge, Monroe County Circuit Court, Division V