*Previously published our Jury Economics column in the December 2019 issue of the King County Bar Bulletin.
By Thomas M. O’Toole, Ph.D. and Kevin R. Boully, Ph.D.
Do you pursue happiness in each moment or live a life to be proud of when you someday look back on it? What does your preference say about how you make decisions? Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman has repeatedly discussed an important discovery of human decision-making he describes as the realization of the two selves that exist in each of us. His point tackles the fundamental reality of how we experience and understand the world around us and is a critical component applied to jury economics. Kahneman describes the two selves as the experiencing self and the remembering self, and the critical distinction between the two is time. Continue reading