Human decision making is an amazingly complex topic. Emotionality has always been considered the opposite of rationality. But this presents a dilemma, because we know emphatically that emotion activates the brain. Whether the emotion is anger, euphoria or fear, it triggers neurotransmitter changes that kick the brain into a hyper-alert state. Clearly when it comes to making decisions, it is better to have the brain activated, rather than not. Thus, by this reasoning, emotion should aid decision making. Follow this link to read my psychological assessment.
The bombing in Boston has generated a public response that is right on so many levels. Once news of the tragedy landed in our consciousness with another sickening thud, with echoes of 9/11 and Oklahoma City still all too fresh, people across the country reacted as one with outrage towards the unidentified perpetrator, showing compassion and solidarity for the people of Boston. Click this link to read more psychological insight regarding the war against evil.
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