Barry Schwartz is a visiting professor at Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley and emeritus professor of psychology at Swarthmore College. He is the author of "The Paradox of Choice," "Why We Work," and "Practical Wisdom" (with Kenneth Sharpe).
A version of this article originally appeared in the Behavioral Scientist, a magazine that examines the world through the science of human behavior. The stress of uncertain pain is greater the stress of certain pain. These were the results of a 2016 study, published long before the uncertainty of pandemic 2020. In the study, participants […]