As human beings, we’re pretty much wired to critically evaluate everything. It’s what distinguishes us from the animals. While they rely on instinct and sometimes learned behaviours, we, as human beings, tend to over-analyze, balance risk vs. reward and really deep dive into why we make our decisions and what they’ll mean in the long run. Some do this pretty quickly, but others take forever, which gets psychologists, sociologists and economists thinking: What helps people make better decisions and engage in desired behaviours? What motivates us to do the right thing in a given situation? More often than not, motivations are complicated and sometimes based in self-interest.
This got the people over at Latest Casino Bonuses, a site that analyses and tracks casino payouts, wondering if there were situations where we didn’t deliberate over risk and reward, but just made a snap decision. Instances such as actions of heroism in life threatening situations.
They asked 2,000 Americans how likely they were to put their lives in jeopardy, and what those circumstances would need to be. Taking a look at demographics, relationships and whether or not there’s money involved, determines if someone’s gonna be a hero or not.
Looks like we’re not so good at making the right choice sometimes.