True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.
People are very complex. And for a psychologist, you get fascinated by the complexity of human beings, and that is what I have lived with, you know, in my career all of my life, is the complexity of human beings.
If people do not know what is going to make them better off or give them pleasure, then the idea that you can trust people to do what will give them pleasure becomes questionable.
There's a lot of randomness in the decisions that people make.
Banks are run by executives, and executives protect themselves, and that does not always mean that banks are going to behave rationally.
People should be conscious of the large contribution made by anything that gets people together easily in the reduction of loneliness and emotional well-being.
People talk of the new economy and of reinventing themselves in the workplace, and in that sense most of us are less secure.
There is a huge wave of interest in happiness among researchers. There is a lot of happiness coaching. Everybody would like to make people happier.
It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.
People's mood is really determined primarily by their genetic make-up and personality, and in the second place by their immediate context, and only in the third and fourth place by worries and concerns and other things like that.
There's a tendency to look at investments in isolation. Investors focus on the risk of individual securities.
If there is time to reflect, slowing down is likely to be a good idea.
People are really happier with friends than they are with their families or their spouse or their child.
You know, the standard state for people is 'mildly pleasant.' Negative emotions are quite rare, and extremely positive emotions are rare. But people are mildly pleased most of the time, they're mildly tired a lot of the time, and they wish they were somewhere else a substantial part of the time - but mostly they're mildly pleased.
Organizations may be better able to tame optimism than individuals are.
One thing we have lost, that we had in the past, is a sense of progress, that things are getting better. There is a sense of volatility, but not of progress.