Who are maximizers? Future oriented and highly numerate individuals

Raffaella Misuraca, Ursina Teuscher, Raffaella Misuraca, Floriana Antonella Carmeci

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Two studies investigated cognitive mechanisms that may underlie people’s tendency to maximize. Maximizers are people who are spending a great amount of effort in order to find the very best option in a decision situation, rather than stopping the decision process when they encounter a satisfying option. The present studies show that maximizers are more future-oriented than other people, which may motivate them to invest the extra energy into optimal choices. Maximizers also have higher numerical skills, possibly facilitating the cognitive processes involved with decision trade-offs.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine5
RivistaInternational Journal of Psychology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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