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Topic - Cecilia Mo
As voters, we like to think of ourselves as, well, thoughtful. Careful. Essentially reasonable. Patriotic citizens making important ballot box decisions based on issues, candidates and political arguments. If a growing body of behavioral research is right, however, we may be flattering ourselves.
"Maybe I should tell my students to submit their final exams after a big win," she said. "They might get better grades. I try to be mindful of that."
"The good thing with this is that it's not something we can't control," Ms. Mo said. "We can control it. And this isn't just for political behavior. It's all kinds of things in your daily life, realizing that if you're making a big decision, your emotions can spill over."