Why Would You Not Get the Extra Large?

This is a job question for Superman Dan Ariely. A few times during the year, Wawa, the Philadelphia-based convenience store (and by far THE best convenience store chain in the U.S.), has a promotion that offers any size coffee for just $1. The coffee cup sizes come in small, medium, large, and extra large, and … Continue reading Why Would You Not Get the Extra Large?

My Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias Are Kicking in Again

(please note - this is one of my longer blog posts - you've been warned!) As a vegan, there are certain beliefs I hold about which foods are good for me and which foods are not. When the results of new studies are announced that reach conclusions that are not consistent with my beliefs as … Continue reading My Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias Are Kicking in Again