Anxiety and Decisions

Anxiety and Decisions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 28 , Segment 2

Episode: Capital Punishment, Anxiety, Ransomware, Learning Styles

  • Mar 18, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 18:07 mins

(21:22) Guest: Sonia Bishop, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley  We all get a little anxious from time to time. Some 40 million adults in America experience something more than a “touch of nerves” on occasion – they have full-fledged anxiety disorders, such as phobias or panic attacks. And here’s a bit of bad news for those people – new research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows anxious people are more inclined to make bad decisions when faced with uncertainty.