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Official poster of the PCBS2017

We have published the official poter of the Prague Conference on Behavioral Sciences 2017. The poster introduces the main speakers, which will give a talk on Friday April 28 at 6 p.m. The Friday part fo the Conference is open to the general public free of charge – if you want to secure your seat, register now. […]

Registered replication report: Study 1 from Finkel, Rusbult, Kumashiro, & Hannon (2002)

Finkel, Rusbult, Kumashiro, and Hannon (2002, Study 1) demonstrated a causal link between subjective commitment to a relationship and how people responded to hypothetical betrayals of that relationship. Participants primed to think about their commitment to their partner (high commitment) reacted to the betrayals with reduced exit and neglect responses relative to those primed to […]

Is the Emotional Dog Blind to Its Choices? An Attempt to Reconcile the Social Intuitionist Model and the Choice Blindness Effect

Previous choice blindness studies showed that people sometimes fail to notice when their choice is changed. Subsequently, they are willing to provide reasons for the manipulated choice which is the opposite of the one they made just seconds ago. In the present study, participants first made binary judgments about the wrongness of described behaviors and […]

What Comes to a Manager’s Mind: Theory of Local Thinking

This article develops a model of local thinking in managerial decision making. According to the concept, attention is drawn by selectively salient factors or recalls in specific decision-making contexts. Although decision makers are aware of the changing conditions, they do not make a sufficient mental correction for the fact that the relevance of these factors […]

A Perspective on Consumers 3.0: They Are Not Better Decision-Makers Than Previous Generations

This perspective article builds upon the theory of local thinking in interpretation and prediction of consumer behavior in a contemporary world of information overload. It is shown that even informed and socially and environmentally responsible consumers (consumers 3.0) exhibit selective recall, limited attention, and bounded search in the perception and interpretation of price and quality […]

Frozen cultural plasticity

We discuss cultural group selection under the view of the frozen plasticity theory and the different explanatory power and predictions of this framework. We present evidence that cultural adaptations and their influence on the degree of cooperation may be more complex than presented by Richerson et al., and conclude with the gene-environment-culture relationship and its […]

Behavioral Economics and Customers’ Decisions at Energy Market

Financial planning is undoubtedly a useful tool to enhance an efficiency of both market sides and thus efficiency of the whole market. However, it is essential to realize that planning can fail in the face of a reliance on a neoclassical cost-benefit analysis while ignoring findings of the behavioral economics. Electricity markets, where despite recent […]